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  • Oct 8, 2013
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    Session 6: Basic Auditing Setup  

    Presented by: Larry Bolhuis Running Time: 60 min We'll talk about setting up the audit journal and the things that need to be set to enable auditing. We'll discuss object and user auditing. As security auditing could be a full day's education you will not be ready to pass a SOX audit after this segment! Session Slides...More
  • Oct 8, 2013
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    POWER IT Pro

    Session 5: Performance Metrics for your System  

    Presented by: Larry Bolhuis Running Time: 69 min We'll discuss system and disk status and which numbers there are the important ones. We'll also have a look at the historical and live performance graphs in Management Central and show how to set events in motion when performance metrics get out of whack. Session Slides...More
  • Oct 8, 2013
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    POWER IT Pro

    Session 4: Backup and Recovery Basics  

    Presented by: Larry Bolhuis Running Time: 73 min You can't truly claim to have a backup if you've never actually done a restore and proved that it all works. While we can't do that test, we can cover all the components of a system backup and when each component needs to be refreshed in order to maintain restorability. We'll discuss ways to minimize downtime during backups for both your applications as well as the system component that are part of the saves....More
  • Oct 8, 2013
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    Session 3: The (often) Overlooked System Cleanup  

    Presented by: Larry Bolhuis Running Time: 69 min Far too frequently this is left until it's nearly too late. We'll cover both the library file system and the IFS as we look for wasted space that can be recovered and give some hints on how to catch things that are consuming disk space at a pace that's outside the norm. Session Slides...More
  • Oct 8, 2013
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    POWER IT Pro

    Session 2: PTFs  

    Presented by: Larry Bolhuis Running Time: 62 min These updates are mandatory to keep everything running smoothly and enable the latest features and functions. We'll discuss getting them, loading them and applying them. In addition, we'll discuss how to determine a PTF strategy that fits your company’s requirements. Session Slides...More
  • Sep 25, 2013
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    The New IBM Power Systems General Manager Doug Balog . . . and the Rise of Linux  

    I had a chance to talk with Doug Balog, the new general manager of IBM's Power Systems business. Balog is coming off of a successful lead of IBM's System z mainframe business, in which the z group saw some impressive gains in both MIPS and revenue. His shift to Power Systems seems to be two-fold. . . ....More
  • Aug 21, 2013
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    IBM Posts Impressive SAP Benchmark with IBM i  

    When IBM i is used to deliver SAP's enterprise goodness, it can handle all the vagaries of SAP with snappy performance . . . and do it at enviable price points....More
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    Jul 24, 2013
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    IBM Sells 6,000 PureSystems in 1.25 Years  

    In IBM's wild and wide-ranging conference call with investors last week -- in which IBM talked workforce rebalancing alongside currency challenges and managed to maintain a profitable ship -- the most sit-up-in-your-seat news was that IBM has now sold more than 6,000 PureSystems in the first 1.25 years of offering the high-density server systems....More
  • Jul 17, 2013
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    Is the x86 Architecture Really the Best Choice?  

    If you're the kind of pro who starts believing that IBM's Power Systems paradise of scalability, mobility, flexibility, and security is a reflection of the business computing world, this video is for you, ready to compare and contrast some of the trials and tribulations your less fortunate peers face every day....More
  • May 8, 2013
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    POWER7+ Systems Now Available in the IBM Virtual Loaner Program (VLP)  

    Wow, time flies -- it's been more than two years since I last wrote up a feature on IBM's cool Virtual Loaner Program (VLP) -- which was, even back then, "Cloud before the Cloud." Meanwhile, today the VLP still lets IBM Business Partners reserve a slice of a Power System server....More
  • ibm flash 820 power system server
    May 8, 2013
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    Backstory to IBM's FlashSystem 820 Half-Petabyte Demo on Power Servers  

    I noticed this story after stumbling upon IBM Power Systems General Manager Colin Parris' top #PowerSystems tweet: IBM built a Flash-based Power server system with 240 terabytes of Flash and 10 IBM Power 730 Express servers....More
  • Apr 24, 2013
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    IBMi25 Not Slowing Down  

    IBM's IBMi25 celebration remains in full swing, and if it's been a while since you first checked out the IBMi25 Facebook page, head on over for the reveal of more descriptive chapters of the IBM i story, plus a new video....More
AIX User-Related Commands

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Working without Windows
Mar 24, 2014
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Working in a World Without Windows  

For a long time there have been few options when it comes to the desktop. But tablets, smartphones, and web-based services/applications have made people think twice about their reliance on Windows. Erwin Earley recently moved to a Linux-based desktop; in this blog, he shares his thoughts (both good and bad) on the experience....More
Mar 10, 2014
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Indian exchange shows scale of IBM's cloud ambition  

Anyone seeking evidence of IBM's accelerating commitment to cloud-based business offerings need look no further than a massive project it launched in India last week....More
Mar 10, 2014
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Halcyon tour highlights strength of Infor M3  

British systems management specialist Halcyon Software is setting off on a tour of M3 user group events this month that will take in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Norway....More
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Dec 3, 2012
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AIX Security

IBM i has extremely robust intrinsic security, and Linux, although much less secure than either AIX or IBM i, has many more eyes watching for problems. But AIX has some significant corner cases where security can be breached if you're not careful....More

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