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Brief: Here's a client/server utility that graphically shows you the sizes of your AS/400 libraries. Find out how you can use Visual Basic and the Remote SQL APIs to give numerical values a whole new look.

Last month, I explained some of the basic concepts of using PC Support Windows APIs. This month I'll expand on that knowledge by giving you a full-featured client/server utility. I used Microsoft Visual Basic and IBM's PC Support Remote SQL APIs to create the Disk Usage utility which graphs the sizes of your AS/400 libraries. You'll see how this utility taps into the AS/400 database while exploiting the graphics capabilities of today's high-resolution PC displays.

Overview

The Disk Usage utility allows you to create bar graphs or pie charts showing your AS/400 disk usage. The graphs show the amount of disk used by the nine largest libraries on your system. All other libraries are grouped together into a single bar or pie slice. (Later I'll show you how to adjust the number of libraries by changing only a single line of code.)

On the bar graph, the height of each bar represents the amount of disk (in megabytes) used by the specified library. On the pie graph, the size of each slice represents a percentage of the total used disk space, as opposed to the total available disk space. This is an important distinction because the graphs do not show the amount of unused disk space or any of the space used internally by the system. They do, however, give you a way to visually display library sizes, which helps you analyze how disk usage is distributed on your system.

Requirements

Before you can begin using the Disk Usage utility, you need to consider a few requirements.

First, you must be running PC Support for Extended DOS in the Microsoft Windows environment. In V3R1, this translates into either Client Access for Extended DOS in the Windows environment or Client Access for Windows 3.1.

Second, before you run the utility, you must run an Operational Assistant job on the AS/400 to collect the disk space information. The Disk Usage utility uses this information to calculate the library values for the graphs. To collect the disk space information, sign on with a user profile that has all object (*ALLOBJ) authority, security officer (*SECOFR) user class, and is enrolled in the system directory.

Once you have signed on to the AS/400, you can collect disk information in one of two ways. The first way is to enter the GO DISKTASKS command, which presents the Disk Space Tasks menu. Select option 1 (Collect disk space information). You'll be presented with the Collect Disk Space Information screen. Here you have options to collect the disk information at a specific date and time or to schedule the collection on a weekly or monthly basis.

The other way to collect disk space information is to submit the Retrieve Disk Information (RTVDSKINF) command to batch. Once you have collected the disk space information, you're ready to begin using the Disk Usage utility.

Installation

The easiest way to get a copy of the Disk Usage utility is to go to the Files Area of MC-BBS and select the directory for "MC Magazine's Published Files for AS/400." Download the file named DSKUSPKG.EXE. The self-extracting archive file contains the source code and programs for the utility, including a setup program, SETUP.EXE. To install the utility, run SETUP from the Windows Program Manager. This program automatically installs all of the necessary components and creates a Windows program group containing an icon which you can use to run the utility.

If you decide to key in the code for this utility there are additional requirements. First, this utility takes advantage of two Visual Basic Extensions (VBXs), GRAPH and THREED, which are only available in the Professional Edition of Visual Basic. (For more information on VBXs, see "Custom Controls: The Muscle Behind Visual Basic," elsewhere in this issue.) You'll also have to obtain a copy of the PCSMCPY dynamic link library (DLL). You can retrieve this DLL from your AS/400 using the IWSTOOL command in the QIWSTOOL folder.

Using the Utility

When you run the Disk Usage utility, you're presented with the dialog box shown in 1 (page 91). This dialog box asks you whether or not you want to summarize the disk space information. You only need to perform this summarization once each time you run the Operational Assistant job on the AS/400 to collect the disk space information. If you answer Yes, be prepared to wait a few minutes while the utility summarizes the disk space information. If you have already summarized the disk information and have not rerun the collection job, you can select the No button. Selecting No causes the utility to use the data from the last time the information was summarized. The Cancel button allows you to exit the program immediately if you don't want to perform either action.

When you run the Disk Usage utility, you're presented with the dialog box shown in Figure 1 (page 91). This dialog box asks you whether or not you want to summarize the disk space information. You only need to perform this summarization once each time you run the Operational Assistant job on the AS/400 to collect the disk space information. If you answer Yes, be prepared to wait a few minutes while the utility summarizes the disk space information. If you have already summarized the disk information and have not rerun the collection job, you can select the No button. Selecting No causes the utility to use the data from the last time the information was summarized. The Cancel button allows you to exit the program immediately if you don't want to perform either action.

If you didn't select Cancel, you will see status messages at the bottom of the screen. The utility presents these message while it attempts to access information on the AS/400. During this time, the utility performs a number of error checks. If no errors are encountered, the next screen you'll see is the AS/400 Disk Usage screen. This screen shows you a bar graph of your AS/400 libraries similar to the one shown in 2 (page 91).

If you didn't select Cancel, you will see status messages at the bottom of the screen. The utility presents these message while it attempts to access information on the AS/400. During this time, the utility performs a number of error checks. If no errors are encountered, the next screen you'll see is the AS/400 Disk Usage screen. This screen shows you a bar graph of your AS/400 libraries similar to the one shown in Figure 2 (page 91).

The AS/400 Disk Usage screen has several buttons that allow you to perform various tasks. The two Graph Type radio buttons toggle the display between a bar graph and a pie graph. An example of the pie graph is shown in 3. The Print button prints the currently displayed graph on the default printer. The Copy button copies the currently displayed graph to the Windows clipboard so that you can paste it into other Windows applications. The Exit button exits the application.

The AS/400 Disk Usage screen has several buttons that allow you to perform various tasks. The two Graph Type radio buttons toggle the display between a bar graph and a pie graph. An example of the pie graph is shown in Figure 3. The Print button prints the currently displayed graph on the default printer. The Copy button copies the currently displayed graph to the Windows clipboard so that you can paste it into other Windows applications. The Exit button exits the application.

If your PC is attached to multiple AS/400s, PC Support automatically designates one of them as the default system. The Disk Usage utility always uses the default system. If you have more than one AS/400, you can change the default system. To do this, select the AS/400 Connection icon in the PC Support or Client Access program group before you run the Disk Usage utility. You'll see an AS/400 Connection window similar to the one shown in 4. The current default system is shown at the bottom of this window. To change the default system, select a system name from the Connected systems list box and click the Set as default button. When you run the Disk Usage utility, it will access the new default system.

If your PC is attached to multiple AS/400s, PC Support automatically designates one of them as the default system. The Disk Usage utility always uses the default system. If you have more than one AS/400, you can change the default system. To do this, select the AS/400 Connection icon in the PC Support or Client Access program group before you run the Disk Usage utility. You'll see an AS/400 Connection window similar to the one shown in Figure 4. The current default system is shown at the bottom of this window. To change the default system, select a system name from the Connected systems list box and click the Set as default button. When you run the Disk Usage utility, it will access the new default system.

Walk-through

You don't need to understand the Visual Basic code in order to use the Disk Usage utility. At this point you have enough information to begin using it right away. However, if you want to learn more about Visual Basic and the Remote SQL APIs keep reading while I take you on a quick walk-through of the code.

The code for the Disk Usage utility is shown in5 through 13. This code is all part of one file called DISKUSGE.FRM, however I've broken it down into small pieces to facilitate this discussion. 5 shows the properties for the form which are set at design time.

The code for the Disk Usage utility is shown in Figures 5 through 13. This code is all part of one file called DISKUSGE.FRM, however I've broken it down into small pieces to facilitate this discussion. Figure 5 shows the properties for the form which are set at design time.

6 contains the declaration section of the form. The highlighted code shows the declaration for the constant MAXLIBS. This constant is set to 10 to represent the nine libraries shown on the graph plus the bar or slice for all other libraries. By changing this constant, you can easily alter the number of libraries displayed. For example, to show the 19 largest libraries instead of the nine largest libraries, change this value to 20.

Figure 6 contains the declaration section of the form. The highlighted code shows the declaration for the constant MAXLIBS. This constant is set to 10 to represent the nine libraries shown on the graph plus the bar or slice for all other libraries. By changing this constant, you can easily alter the number of libraries displayed. For example, to show the 19 largest libraries instead of the nine largest libraries, change this value to 20.

The program starts executing at the beginning of the Form_Load subroutine shown in 7. Here the program uses a dialog box to ask if you want to summarize the disk space information. If you select the Cancel button, the program executes the cmdExit_Click subroutine which ends the program. If you select the Yes button, the program executes the SumDiskInfo function (label A in 7) where the disk information is summarized. If any errors occur while summarizing the disk information, the function returns a non-zero value and the program ends. If no errors occur while summarizing the disk information or you select the No button, the program executes the GetDiskInfo function (label B in 7) to get the disk information. If any errors occur, this function also returns a non-zero value and the program ends. Finally, the program passes the value "Bar" to the CreateGraph subroutine (label C in 7) which generates the first bar graph.

The program starts executing at the beginning of the Form_Load subroutine shown in Figure 7. Here the program uses a dialog box to ask if you want to summarize the disk space information. If you select the Cancel button, the program executes the cmdExit_Click subroutine which ends the program. If you select the Yes button, the program executes the SumDiskInfo function (label A in Figure 7) where the disk information is summarized. If any errors occur while summarizing the disk information, the function returns a non-zero value and the program ends. If no errors occur while summarizing the disk information or you select the No button, the program executes the GetDiskInfo function (label B in Figure 7) to get the disk information. If any errors occur, this function also returns a non-zero value and the program ends. Finally, the program passes the value "Bar" to the CreateGraph subroutine (label C in Figure 7) which generates the first bar graph.

As you've just seen, there are three main routines which are executed from the Form_Load subroutine (SumDiskInfo, GetDiskInfo, and CreateGraph). I'll describe these routines in more detail.

Processing Details

8 shows the code for the SumDiskInfo function. This subroutine summarizes the collected disk space information. It begins by executing the EHNRQ_Start API (label A in 8) which starts a remote SQL server job on the AS/400.

Figure 8 shows the code for the SumDiskInfo function. This subroutine summarizes the collected disk space information. It begins by executing the EHNRQ_Start API (label A in Figure 8) which starts a remote SQL server job on the AS/400.

At label B in 8, the program executes the EHNRQ_Exec API. This API is used to execute any SQL statement other than a SELECT. In this case, the CREATE TABLE statement is executed to create the DISKSUM file in QGPL. (The DISKSUM file is a summarized version of the collected disk space information.) This file contains two fields (DIOBLI and DIOBSZ) to store library names and sizes.

At label B in Figure 8, the program executes the EHNRQ_Exec API. This API is used to execute any SQL statement other than a SELECT. In this case, the CREATE TABLE statement is executed to create the DISKSUM file in QGPL. (The DISKSUM file is a summarized version of the collected disk space information.) This file contains two fields (DIOBLI and DIOBSZ) to store library names and sizes.

Next, the program executes a GRANT ALL SQL statement to grant authority to *PUBLIC. This ensures that other users will not encounter security violations if they attempt to use this file. Then a DELETE SQL statement is executed to delete all records from the file.

Finally, the program executes an INSERT SQL statement with a subselect (label C in 8) which reads records from the QAEZDISK file (the collected disk space information) and summarizes them into the DISKSUM file.

Finally, the program executes an INSERT SQL statement with a subselect (label C in Figure 8) which reads records from the QAEZDISK file (the collected disk space information) and summarizes them into the DISKSUM file.

9 shows code for the GetDiskInfo function. This function retrieves records from the summary file built by the SumDiskInfo function. The function begins by starting the remote SQL server job on the AS/400 if it's not already started. It then executes the EHNRQ_Select API at label A in 9. This API only executes SQL SELECT statements. In this case, the function selects the library name and size from the DISKSUM file and sorts the records in descending order by library size.

Figure 9 shows code for the GetDiskInfo function. This function retrieves records from the summary file built by the SumDiskInfo function. The function begins by starting the remote SQL server job on the AS/400 if it's not already started. It then executes the EHNRQ_Select API at label A in Figure 9. This API only executes SQL SELECT statements. In this case, the function selects the library name and size from the DISKSUM file and sorts the records in descending order by library size.

At label B in 9, the program performs a do-while loop where it executes the EHNRQ_Getf API to retrieve all of the selected SQL records. The records are loaded into two arrays: one for the library names and one for the library sizes. At label C in 9 the program ends the remote SQL server job on the AS/400.

At label B in Figure 9, the program performs a do-while loop where it executes the EHNRQ_Getf API to retrieve all of the selected SQL records. The records are loaded into two arrays: one for the library names and one for the library sizes. At label C in Figure 9 the program ends the remote SQL server job on the AS/400.

10 shows the CreateGraph subroutine. This subroutine creates either a bar or pie graph depending on the value of the parameter passed to it. The subroutine performs a loop where the values from the two arrays are used to load the data points, labels, and legend for the graph. After that, the subroutine loads the type, style, and title of the graph. Then the subroutine draws the graph on the screen.

Figure 10 shows the CreateGraph subroutine. This subroutine creates either a bar or pie graph depending on the value of the parameter passed to it. The subroutine performs a loop where the values from the two arrays are used to load the data points, labels, and legend for the graph. After that, the subroutine loads the type, style, and title of the graph. Then the subroutine draws the graph on the screen.

11 shows the optBar_Click and optPie_Click subroutines. These subroutines execute when you select the corresponding graph type. Each of the subroutines has one line of code that passes a value ("Bar" or "Pie") to the CreateGraph subroutine which, in turn, creates the appropriate graph.

Figure 11 shows the optBar_Click and optPie_Click subroutines. These subroutines execute when you select the corresponding graph type. Each of the subroutines has one line of code that passes a value ("Bar" or "Pie") to the CreateGraph subroutine which, in turn, creates the appropriate graph.

12 shows the cmdPrint_Click and cmdCopy_Click subroutines. These subroutines execute when you select the corresponding button (either Print or Copy). Each of these subroutines also has only one line of code that either prints the graph or copies it to the clipboard.

Figure 12 shows the cmdPrint_Click and cmdCopy_Click subroutines. These subroutines execute when you select the corresponding button (either Print or Copy). Each of these subroutines also has only one line of code that either prints the graph or copies it to the clipboard.

13 shows the cmdExit_Click subroutine which executes when you select the Exit button. This subroutine ends the application.

Figure 13 shows the cmdExit_Click subroutine which executes when you select the Exit button. This subroutine ends the application.

Run With It

This utility graphs the sizes of selected AS/400 libraries. However, if you have Visual Basic, you could modify the utility to graph other meaningful data on your system. For instance, if you work for a retail company, you might want to graph the last 12 months of sales history for selected items your company sells. This graph could identify seasonal trends and help your company target advertising and promotional opportunities. Ideas like these can generate useful client/server applications for the decision makers at your company. It's up to you to make it happen.

Robin Klima is a senior technical editor for Midrange Computing.

REFERENCES Microsoft Visual Basic Professional Features Book. Microsoft Visual Basic Programmer's Guide. PC Support/400 API Reference (SC41-8254, CD-ROM QBKA6102).


The Disk Usage Utility

Figure 1 Summarize Disk Information Dialog Box

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Figure 2 Disk Usage Bar Graph

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Figure 3 Disk Usage Pie Graph

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Figure 4 AS/400 Connection Window

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Figure 5 Figures 5 - 13

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    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericYou need to know when IBM i disk space starts to disappear and where it has gone before system performance and productivity start to suffer. Our experts will show you how Robot Monitor can help you pinpoint exactly when your auxiliary storage starts to disappear and why, so you can start taking a proactive approach to disk monitoring and analysis. You’ll also get insight into:

    • The main sources of disk consumption
    • How to monitor temporary storage and QTEMP objects in real time
    • How to monitor objects and libraries in real time and near-real time
    • How to track long-term disk trends

     

     

  • Stop Re-keying Data Between IBM I and Other Applications

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericMany business still depend on RPG for their daily business processes and report generation.Wouldn’t it be nice if you could stop re-keying data between IBM i and other applications? Or if you could stop replicating data and start processing orders faster? Or what if you could automatically extract data from existing reports instead of re-keying? It’s all possible. Watch this webinar to learn about:

    • The data dilemma
    • 3 ways to stop re-keying data
    • Data automation in practice

    Plus, see how HelpSystems data automation software will help you stop re-keying data.

     

  • The Top Five RPG Open Access Myths....BUSTED!

    SB_Profound_WC_GenericWhen it comes to IBM Rational Open Access: RPG Edition, there are still many misconceptions - especially where application modernization is concerned!

    In this Webinar, we'll address some of the biggest myths about RPG Open Access, including:

    • Modernizing with RPG OA requires significant changes to the source code
    • The RPG language is outdated and impractical for modernizing applications
    • Modernizing with RPG OA is the equivalent to "screen scraping"

     

  • Time to Remove the Paper from Your Desk and Become More Efficient

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericToo much paper is wasted. Attempts to locate documents in endless filing cabinets.And distributing documents is expensive and takes up far too much time.
    These are just three common reasons why it might be time for your company to implement a paperless document management system.
    Watch the webinar to learn more and discover how easy it can be to:

    • Capture
    • Manage
    • And distribute documents digitally

     

  • IBM i: It’s Not Just AS/400

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    IBM’s Steve Will talks AS/400, POWER9, cognitive systems, and everything in between

    Are there still companies that use AS400? Of course!

    IBM i was built on the same foundation.
    Watch this recorded webinar with IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will and IBM Power Champion Tom Huntington to gain a unique perspective on the direction of this platform, including:

    • IBM i development strategies in progress at IBM
    • Ways that Watson will shake hands with IBM i
    • Key takeaways from the AS/400 days

     

  • Ask the RDi Experts

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericWatch this recording where Jim Buck, Susan Gantner, and Charlie Guarino answered your questions, including:

    • What are the “hidden gems” in RDi that can make me more productive?
    • What makes RDi Debug better than the STRDBG green screen debugger?
    • How can RDi help me find out if I’ve tested all lines of a program?
    • What’s the best way to transition from PDM to RDi?
    • How do I convince my long-term developers to use RDi?

    This is a unique, online opportunity to hear how you can get more out of RDi.

     

  • Node.js on IBM i Webinar Series Pt. 2: Setting Up Your Development Tools

    Profound Logic Software, Inc.Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application. In Part 2, Brian May teaches you the different tooling options available for writing code, debugging, and using Git for version control. Attend this webinar to learn:

    • Different tools to develop Node.js applications on IBM i
    • Debugging Node.js
    • The basics of Git and tools to help those new to it
    • Using NodeRun.com as a pre-built development environment

     

     

  • Inside the Integrated File System (IFS)

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericDuring this webinar, you’ll learn basic tips, helpful tools, and integrated file system commands—including WRKLNK—for managing your IFS directories and Access Client Solutions (ACS). We’ll answer your most pressing IFS questions, including:

    • What is stored inside my IFS directories?
    • How do I monitor the IFS?
    • How do I replicate the IFS or back it up?
    • How do I secure the IFS?

    Understanding what the integrated file system is and how to work with it must be a critical part of your systems management plans for IBM i.

     

  • Expert Tips for IBM i Security: Beyond the Basics

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

    Don't miss this chance to take your knowledge of IBM i security beyond the basics.

     

     

  • 5 IBM i Security Quick Wins

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn today’s threat landscape, upper management is laser-focused on cybersecurity. You need to make progress in securing your systems—and make it fast.
    There’s no shortage of actions you could take, but what tactics will actually deliver the results you need? And how can you find a security strategy that fits your budget and time constraints?
    Join top IBM i security expert Robin Tatam as he outlines the five fastest and most impactful changes you can make to strengthen IBM i security this year.
    Your system didn’t become unsecure overnight and you won’t be able to turn it around overnight either. But quick wins are possible with IBM i security, and Robin Tatam will show you how to achieve them.

  • How to Meet the Newest Encryption Requirements on IBM i

    SB PowerTech WC GenericA growing number of compliance mandates require sensitive data to be encrypted. But what kind of encryption solution will satisfy an auditor and how can you implement encryption on IBM i? Watch this on-demand webinar to find out how to meet today’s most common encryption requirements on IBM i. You’ll also learn:

    • Why disk encryption isn’t enough
    • What sets strong encryption apart from other solutions
    • Important considerations before implementing encryption

     

     

  • Security Bulletin: Malware Infection Discovered on IBM i Server!

    SB PowerTech WC GenericMalicious programs can bring entire businesses to their knees—and IBM i shops are not immune. It’s critical to grasp the true impact malware can have on IBM i and the network that connects to it. Attend this webinar to gain a thorough understanding of the relationships between:

    • Viruses, native objects, and the integrated file system (IFS)
    • Power Systems and Windows-based viruses and malware
    • PC-based anti-virus scanning versus native IBM i scanning

    There are a number of ways you can minimize your exposure to viruses. IBM i security expert Sandi Moore explains the facts, including how to ensure you're fully protected and compliant with regulations such as PCI.

     

     

  • Fight Cyber Threats with IBM i Encryption

    SB PowerTech WC GenericCyber attacks often target mission-critical servers, and those attack strategies are constantly changing. To stay on top of these threats, your cybersecurity strategies must evolve, too. In this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

     

     

     

  • 10 Practical IBM i Security Tips for Surviving Covid-19 and Working From Home

    SB PowerTech WC GenericNow that many organizations have moved to a work from home model, security concerns have risen.

    During this session Carol Woodbury will discuss the issues that the world is currently seeing such as increased malware attacks and then provide practical actions you can take to both monitor and protect your IBM i during this challenging time.

     

  • How to Transfer IBM i Data to Microsoft Excel

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_Generic3 easy ways to get IBM i data into Excel every time
    There’s an easy, more reliable way to import your IBM i data to Excel? It’s called Sequel. During this webinar, our data access experts demonstrate how you can simplify the process of getting data from multiple sources—including Db2 for i—into Excel. Watch to learn how to:

    • Download your IBM i data to Excel in a single step
    • Deliver data to business users in Excel via email or a scheduled job
    • Access IBM i data directly using the Excel add-in in Sequel

    Make 2020 the year you finally see your data clearly, quickly, and securely. Start by giving business users the ability to access crucial business data from IBM i the way they want it—in Microsoft Excel.

     

     

  • HA Alternatives: MIMIX Is Not Your Only Option on IBM i

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIn this recorded webinar, our experts introduce you to the new HA transition technology available with our Robot HA software. You’ll learn how to:

    • Transition your rules from MIMIX (if you’re happy with them)
    • Simplify your day-to-day activities around high availability
    • Gain back time in your work week
    • Make your CEO happy about reducing IT costs

    Don’t stick with a legacy high availability solution that makes you uncomfortable when transitioning to something better can be simple, safe, and cost-effective.

     

     

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  • Backup and Recovery on IBM i: Your Strategy for the Unexpected

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates the routine tasks of iSeries backup and recovery, saving you time and money and making the process safer and more reliable. Automate your backups with the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution. Key features include:
    - Simplified backup procedures
    - Easy data encryption
    - Save media management
    - Guided restoration
    - Seamless product integration
    Make sure your data survives when catastrophe hits. Try the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Manage IBM i Messages by Exception with Robot

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Managing messages on your IBM i can be more than a full-time job if you have to do it manually. How can you be sure you won’t miss important system events?
    Automate your message center with the Robot Message Management Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated message management
    - Tailored notifications and automatic escalation
    - System-wide control of your IBM i partitions
    - Two-way system notifications from your mobile device
    - Seamless product integration
    Try the Robot Message Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Easiest Way to Save Money? Stop Printing IBM i Reports

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates report bursting, distribution, bundling, and archiving, and offers secure, selective online report viewing.
    Manage your reports with the Robot Report Management Solution. Key features include:

    - Automated report distribution
    - View online without delay
    - Browser interface to make notes
    - Custom retention capabilities
    - Seamless product integration
    Rerun another report? Never again. Try the Robot Report Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Hassle-Free IBM i Operations around the Clock

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413For over 30 years, Robot has been a leader in systems management for IBM i.
    Manage your job schedule with the Robot Job Scheduling Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated batch, interactive, and cross-platform scheduling
    - Event-driven dependency processing
    - Centralized monitoring and reporting
    - Audit log and ready-to-use reports
    - Seamless product integration
    Scale your software, not your staff. Try the Robot Job Scheduling Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • ACO MONITOR Manages your IBM i 24/7 and Notifies You When Your IBM i Needs Assistance!

    SB DDL Systems 5429More than a paging system - ACO MONITOR is a complete systems management solution for your Power Systems running IBM i. ACO MONITOR manages your Power System 24/7, uses advanced technology (like two-way messaging) to notify on-duty support personnel, and responds to complex problems before they reach critical status.

    ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center efficiency.