Steve Mabbutt gives an overview and installation walk through of the Halcyon Enterprise Console for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Allowing you to view messages and alerts generated by IBM i, AIX®, Linux® and Windows® servers on a centralized graphical console to give a dashboard view of your entire enterprise.

Shannon O'Donnell - TechTip

Have you ever had the need for an IBM service technician to come into your shop to perform some type of maintenance on your iSeries? How about a consultant who you hired to work at your shop temporarily to help diagnose problems with your hardware or system software? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then chances are good that at some point those people needed to gain access to some of the low-level functions on your system that are only available through Service Tools. In the past, anyone with enough authority in their user profile could log on to your iSeries and issue the STRSST command and gain access to those functions. With the advent of OS/400 V5R1, IBM has given you the tools to allow you to control who gains access to Service Tools, when they can have that access, and what functions they can perform once they get started with the utility.

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TechTips Just as no one except the security officer needs a user profile with *ALLOBJ authority, not everyone needs to have access to all commands available to them via FTP. After all, when was the last time you had the need to run CL commands on the iSeries via FTP? Do your users need the ability to send and receive in FTP, even though all they ever do is download files from your server? Do you really want people to be able to list the contents of your iSeries directories via FTP? The easiest way to control who can do what via FTP is by taking advantage of the ability of Operations Navigator to lock down FTP.  In this video tutorial, industry expert Shannon O'Donnell shows you step by step how you can use Operations Navigator to secure FTP for both the individual and the entire system.

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TechTips Traditionally, PTFs were ordered either by calling IBM on the phone or by using the green-screen command Send PTF Order (SNDPTFORD). Since IBM is rapidly integrating all former green-screen/command-line functionality into the iSeries Navigator utility, it was only a matter of time before they allowed you to order PTFs directly from iSeries Navigator. You can now download an iPTF plug-in for iSeries Navigator from IBM and install it into your iSeries Navigator GUI. The steps involved, while by no means rocket science, are a bit involved. If you have never installed an iSeries Navigator plug-in before, it can be difficult to figure out where to begin. To take some of the sting out of the process, industry expert Shannon O\'Donnell shows you step by step in this video tutorial how to install the iPTF plug-in for iSeries Navigator.

Shannon O'Donnell - TechTips If you are still not using your iSeries to serve up Web pages, then you are missing out on one of the most important and useful features of this great system. You do not have to be in the e-commerce business to take advantage of Web serving. There are hundreds of other reasons to use it. For example, you can serve up HTML help manuals for your users, post company news, create an online message forum, and much more. If you are not yet using the iSeries for Web serving because you are not sure how to configure it and get started, then you are in luck. In this video tutorial, industry expert Shannon O'Donnell shows you step by step how to configure your iSeries for Web serving and how to replace the default index HTML page with one of your own.


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