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Partner TechTip: Establishing SLAs Around IBM i Performance PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Tom Huntington   
Friday, 06 September 2013 00:00

You won't regret taking this proactive approach to monitoring performance!

tom huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

How do you know what level of performance is acceptable for your IBM i server? What's an acceptable average for response time, database and non-database fault rate, number of seizes and locks, or average disk rate? Many of us don't even know what an acceptable CPU percent is on our server.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 05 September 2013 12:03
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Partner TechTip: Insight On Demand: One-Click System i Performance Investigations PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Kurt Thomas   
Friday, 23 August 2013 00:00

If you're caught up in extensive system issue investigations, find out how "Show Details" from QSystem Monitor can provide a one-click solution.

kurt thomas.Written by Kurt Thomas

In a manual monitoring environment, for every issue that arises, there's often a multiple-step investigation process to accompany it. Even in the smallest single-system setups, these types of processes require time to sift through what could be hundreds or even thousands of jobs or objects in an effort to identify the one troublemaker that's making its presence felt in the form of a slow system, rapid disk consumption, or some other problem.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:25
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Partner TechTip: Robot/SAVE Restricted State Utility (RSU): Get Your Weekends Back! PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Chuck Losinski   
Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00

The simple-to-implement RSU can automate restricted state processes and notify you if something goes wrong.

chuck losinskiWritten by Chuck Losinski

Some processes that are required on your IBM i need to run with the system in what is called a "restricted state" condition. A restricted state is when all subsystems are inactive and new jobs cannot enter the system. Only the system console might be active.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:04
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Tech Tip: Installing IBM Web Content Manager and Portal on IBM i PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Steve Pitcher   
Friday, 14 June 2013 00:00

The documentation for WCM and Portal on IBM i is a little hairy, so we'll go through the installation step by step here.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

Must things be so difficult? No! They don't need to be! Clear documentation would make things a lot simpler, but since that wasn't available to me, I decided to make my own after I did the install. I hope this article saves you from some headaches.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 June 2013 12:12
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Partner TechTip: Seeing Is Believing: How to Visualize Password Failures PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Kurt Thomas   
Monday, 03 June 2013 00:00

Detect reoccurring issues that require investigation.

kurt thomas.Written by Kurt Thomas

QMessage Monitor's features include the ability to keep a watchful eye on events occurring in the Audit Journal. It translates audit journal messages into system messages (with a msg ID of UPW*) and escalates exception messages for the attention of administrators in real-time

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Last Updated on Monday, 03 June 2013 14:33
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Partner TechTip: Monitor Messages and Resources Automatically PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chuck Losinski   
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00

Robot/CONSOLE eliminates manual monitoring on IBM i.

ChuckLosinski 116x116Written by Chuck Losinski

Our customers love that Robot never calls in sick, takes a vacation, or has a bad day. An ideal employee! Here are six ways Robot/CONSOLE automatically monitors your messaging and resources with system availability issues.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 16 May 2013 15:06
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Partner TechTip: The Evolution of the Operator Checklist PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Kurt Thomas   
Monday, 06 May 2013 00:00

An automated checklist fits in seamlessly with a proactive approach to systems management.

kurt thomas.Written by Kurt Thomas

Checklists are an indispensable aid to professionals as varied as airline pilots and surgeons through to IT administrators. (Even with all that festive magic at his disposal, Santa Claus himself couldn't do his job without one!) What is it that makes checklists so special, and how has such a simple concept retained its significance and value in a world that functions and depends increasingly on sophisticated systems, procedures, and technology? The answer lies in the checklist's ability to bring order to the chaos of this sophistication. In the case of an airline pilot's pre-flight routine, her checklist not only acts as an aid to memory, but also imposes a system of sequential procedures that collectively dictate what amounts to "best practice" in the cockpit (giving due consideration to factors including safety, performance, passenger comfort, service, resources, and industry regulations to name but a few).

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Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 08:31
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Partner TechTip: 1 Tool to Address Your IFS and Temp Storage Problems PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Tom Huntington   
Monday, 15 April 2013 00:00

Monitoring temporary storage doesn't have to be a headache.

tom huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

I recently spoke with a customer whose IBM i system crashed. Did they lose multiple disk units? Was there a failure of the redundant power supply? No, they had a runaway job that gobbled up temporary storage, they missed the IBM i message "Storage Threshold Exceeded," and, in the middle of the night, their disk hit 100% and the system IPLed.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 14 April 2013 17:00
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