System Admin http://poweritpro.com/taxonomy/term/6849/more en How to Build a Requirements Roadmap for Proactive IBM i System Monitoring http://poweritpro.com/ccss/how-build-requirements-roadmap-proactive-ibm-i-system-monitoring-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: CCSS </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Implementing proactive system monitoring in your IBM i environment begins with planning. The right solution should be able to anticipate repeat issues based on system demands, applications, throughput, and configuration, as well as provide fast access to information that pinpoints the cause of unforeseen issues.</p> <p>This practical guide will help system administrators and managers evaluate monitoring solutions based on the time saved and the flexibility offered in meeting the specific requirements of existing and developing networks.</p> <p>Download this white paper to learn:</p></div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/ccss/how-build-requirements-roadmap-proactive-ibm-i-system-monitoring-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CCSS System Admin Resources Sponsored ccss help systems Network Monitoring white paper Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:29:00 +0000 11011 at http://poweritpro.com Network Monitoring – Environmental Hazards to Peak Performance http://poweritpro.com/ccss/network-monitoring-environmental-hazards-peak-performance <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: CCSS </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>IT managers must prepare for every disaster scenario to ensure that&mdash;even when IBM i jobs and processes are running perfectly&mdash;some unforeseen network element doesn&rsquo;t pop up and destroy their efforts.</p> <p>While no one can be aware of every potential problem that may affect the system, you can reduce the impact of issues by proactively monitoring the areas where IBM i and the network overlap.</p> <p>Download this white paper and learn how to:</p> <p>&bull; Calculate the cost of problem resolution</p> <p>&bull; Anticipate communication issues</p></div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/ccss/network-monitoring-environmental-hazards-peak-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CCSS System Admin Resources Sponsored ccss help systems Network Monitoring white paper Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:02:00 +0000 11001 at http://poweritpro.com Why I Love Unhappy Customers http://poweritpro.com/system-admin/why-i-love-unhappy-customers <div class="field-deck"> How to move companies from headaches to high fives </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Have you met frustrated customers? Are you one yourself? Anthony English offers tips on how to move from frustration to fulfillment.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/system-admin/why-i-love-unhappy-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/system-admin/why-i-love-unhappy-customers#comments System Admin Registered-User AIX customer service Happy customer hardware PowerVM queue depth system performance Upgrade virtualization Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:50:00 +0000 10811 at http://poweritpro.com <p>A little TLC goes a long way in bringing a customer from frustration to fulfillment.</p> The apply Command: One Command for Many Parameters http://poweritpro.com/aix/apply-command-one-command-many-parameters <div class="node-body article-body">There are many ways the little-known AIX "apply" command can save you from using for loops and shell scripts. Anthony English walks you through a few examples.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/aix/apply-command-one-command-many-parameters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/aix/apply-command-one-command-many-parameters#comments AIX System Admin Registered-User apply command line file systems For loop hdisk I/O statistics Line count link Ln lsdev lspv lsvgfs lvmstat Nmon Parameter Physical Volume rootvg shell script topas volume group Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:01:00 +0000 10791 at http://poweritpro.com <p>Use the <em>apply</em> command when you need a quick and easy way of running a command for a set of parameters.</p> Flying Caterpillars: See IT Problems Differently http://poweritpro.com/system-admin/flying-caterpillars-see-it-problems-differently <div class="field-deck"> Some IT challenges need a fresh set of eyes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When you’re trying to address IT pain points, the solutions can be too obvious to see. Sometimes it helps to look at the problem with fresh eyes, as Anthony English explains. </div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/system-admin/flying-caterpillars-see-it-problems-differently" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/system-admin/flying-caterpillars-see-it-problems-differently#comments System Admin Registered-User AIX ATM Automatic Teller Machine Bank card Butterfly Caterpillar customer service IT Processes IT Solutions Troubleshooting Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:30:00 +0000 10771 at http://poweritpro.com <p>Sometimes it helps to look at IT problems with fresh eyes.</p> How to Put Frequently Used Shell Commands in a Menu http://poweritpro.com/system-admin/how-put-frequently-used-shell-commands-menu <div class="field-deck"> Run multiple, related UNIX commands from a menu using menu scripts and "here" documents </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When running a set of frequently used shell commands, you can put them in a menu that can be run without user interaction.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/system-admin/how-put-frequently-used-shell-commands-menu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/system-admin/how-put-frequently-used-shell-commands-menu#comments System Admin Registered-User automate menu options here document shell scripts shell scripts menus Unix unix shell commands Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:56:00 +0000 10741 at http://poweritpro.com <p>When running a set of frequently used shell commands, you can put them in a menu that can be run without user interaction.</p> Introducing the IBM Redbooks Mobile App http://poweritpro.com/system-admin/introducing-ibm-redbooks-mobile-app <div class="field-deck"> Interact with IBM Redbooks whenever and wherever you need them </div> <div class="node-body article-body">IBM has released a new mobile app that lets you interact with IBM Redbooks whenever and whenever you need them.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/system-admin/introducing-ibm-redbooks-mobile-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/system-admin/introducing-ibm-redbooks-mobile-app#comments System Admin Registered-User IBM i IBM Redbooks mobile app Redbook mobile app Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:35:00 +0000 10671 at http://poweritpro.com <p>IBM&#39;s new mobile app lets you interact with IBM Redbooks whenever you need them.</p> IT with a Touch of PR http://poweritpro.com/system-admin/it-touch-pr <div class="field-deck"> Teach users a few shortcuts when you're filling in </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Just because you’re backfilling for someone on "business as usual" work doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it. Anthony English covers some tips he shared with users while he was filling in for a systems admin.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/system-admin/it-touch-pr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/system-admin/it-touch-pr#comments System Admin Registered-User AIX Cd Email alert For loop IT korn shell monitoring PR Print queue Public Relations shell script SMIT smitty system administration Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:56:00 +0000 10661 at http://poweritpro.com <p>Doing a bit of work and spending just a little time with people can bring positive results.</p> 7 Essential Linux Concepts for IT Admins http://poweritpro.com/linux/7-essential-linux-concepts-it-admins <div class="field-deck"> Sharpen your knowledge of Linux basics: redirection, pipelining, file management, and more </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn the basic Linux concepts—redirection, pipelining, file management, security, and more—that you need to succeed as a Linux administrator.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/linux/7-essential-linux-concepts-it-admins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/linux/7-essential-linux-concepts-it-admins#comments System Admin Linux Registered-User file management IT admin kernel settings Linux linux basic concepts linux fundamentals Linux security linux tutorial pipelining PowerLinux process management Redirection shell interpretation Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:08:00 +0000 10651 at http://poweritpro.com <p>Learn the basic Linux concepts that you need to succeed as a Linux administrator.</p> After the High-Fives: Conduct a Post-Implementation Review http://poweritpro.com/system-admin/after-high-fives-conduct-post-implementation-review <div class="field-deck"> Capitalize on a successful project by conducting a PIR </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you’ve been involved in a successful project, it pays to do a review of what went right and what could be improved for next time. Anthony English and Adrian Mahendrata present some areas to examine after the project has gone live.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/system-admin/after-high-fives-conduct-post-implementation-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/system-admin/after-high-fives-conduct-post-implementation-review#comments System Admin Registered-User AIX Change Control Documentation downtime Hand off PIR Post Implementation Review Project Review system management Upgrade Uptime user feedback Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:08:00 +0000 10641 at http://poweritpro.com <p>After the high-fives that follow a successful project, it pays to do a review of what went right and what could be improved for next time.</p>