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Security Guide for IBM i V6.1

May 29, 2009, Redbooks

The IBM® i operation system (formerly IBM i5/OS®) is considered one of the most secure systems in the industry. From the beginning, security was designed as an integral part of the system. The System i® platform provides a rich set of security features and services that pertain to the goals of authentication, authorization, integrity, confidentiality, and auditing. However, if an IBM Client does not know that a service, such as a virtual private network (VPN) or hardware cryptographic support, exists on the system, it will not use it. In addition, there are more and more security auditors ...

IBM i 7.1 Technical Overview with Technology Refresh Updates

October 29, 2015, Redbooks

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a technical overview of the features, functions, and enhancements available in IBM i 7.1, including all the Technology Refresh (TR) levels from TR1 to TR7. It provides a summary and brief explanation of the many capabilities and functions in the operating system. It also describes many of the licensed programs and application development tools that are associated with IBM i. The information provided in this book is useful for clients, IBM Business Partners, and IBM service professionals who are involved with planning, supporting, upgrading, and ...

IBM i and IBM Storwize Family: A Practical Guide to Usage Scenarios

January 13, 2015, Redbooks

The use of external storage and the benefits of virtualization became a topic of discussion in the IBM® i area during the last several years. The question tends to be, what are the advantages of the use of external storage that is attached to an IBM i environment as opposed to the use of internal storage. The use of IBM PowerVM® virtualization technology to virtualize Power server processors and memory also became common in IBM i environments. However, virtualized access to external storage and network resources by using a VIO server is still not widely used. This IBM Redbooks® publication ...

IBM i Network Install

March 04, 2013, Redpaper

This IBM® Redpaper™ addresses IBM i Network Install. The following topics are included: IBM i scratch installation [IBM i licensed program installation [IBM i operating system upgrade [IBM i program temporary fix (PTF) installation This IBM Redbooks® publication is intended for IT professionals, such as IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, information architects, business intelligence administrators, and database administrators.

IBM XIV Storage System with the Virtual I/O Server and IBM i

February 20, 2012, Redpaper

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains how you can connect the IBM XIV® Storage System server to the IBM i operating system through the Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). A connection through the VIOS is especially of interest to IT centers that have many small IBM i partitions. When using the VIOS, the Fibre Channel host adapters can be installed in the VIOS and shared by many IBM i clients by using virtual connectivity to the VIOS. This paper also includes guidance for sizing XIV logical unit numbers (LUNs) when attached to the IBM i ...

IBM i 6.1 Technical Overview

December 17, 2009, Redbooks

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces a technical overview of the main new features, functions and enhancements available in IBM i 6.1 (formerly called i5/OS® V6R1). It gives a summary and brief explanation of new capabilities and what has changed in the operating system, and also discusses many of the licensed programs and application development tools associated with IBM i. Many other new and enhanced functions are described, such as virtualization of storage, security, Java™ performance, improved performance with IBM System Storage™ devices, backup and recovery, including base IBM ...

IBM i and Midrange External Storage

July 07, 2009, Redbooks

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the new IBM i Midrange External Storage solutions available for IBM POWER™ Systems POWER6™ servers with IBM i being a client of IBM Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). It introduces the VIOS virtualization concepts and IBM DS Midrange External Storage Systems architecture of the supported models DS3400, DS4700, DS4800, and DS5000, discusses planning and sizing for IBM i Midrange External Storage, and provides detailed implementation procedures including IBM DS Midrange Storage Copy Services. Finally, it provides monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting ...

IBM i Reorganize Physical File Member

March 10, 2014, Redpaper

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the IBM i Reorganize Physical File Member (RGZPFM) command and some of the recent enhancements to this command. Enhancements to the RGZPFM command continue to be made to meet client needs.

Pushing the Limit: Using Very Large Database Capabilities with DB2 for i

March 08, 2014, Redpaper

In IBM® i 7.1 with the latest Technology Refresh updates, the maximum size of an SQL index increased to 1.7 TB, allowing users to take advantage of Very Large Database (VLDB) capabilities. This IBM Redpaper™ publication shows you how to view your IBM i 7.1 database file sizes from both a graphical user interface using IBM i Navigator and by using a stored procedure to help you identify when you are getting close to these system limits.

Creating IBM i Client Partitions Using Virtual Partition Manager

October 26, 2011, Redpaper

This IBM® Redpaper™ provides steps, considerations, limitations, and links to information regarding the creation of IBM i Client Partitions using the third generation of Virtual Partition Manager (VPM). Beginning with IBM i 7.1, the Virtual Partition Manager was enhanced and now allows you to create and manage Linux partitions and IBM i partitions without the use of the Hardware Management Console (HMC), Systems Director Management Console (SDMC), or Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM). It involves the use of VPM and the new support for Ethernet layer-2 bridging between a physical ...

Uncovering Application Runtime Expert - IBM i 7.1

October 31, 2011, Redpaper

This IBM® Redpaper™ introduces IBM Application Runtime Expert for i, which is a new product that has the potential to revolutionize how you do application service and support. IBM Application Runtime Expert for i (ARE) can help you ensure consistent performance and deployment for any workload running on your system. ARE allows you to build and maintain an application knowledge base, one that can be used to automatically apply its knowledge to verify a system. ARE provides a GUI that allows you to collect and verify a customized set of information, system settings, and attributes about: ...

PowerHA SystemMirror for IBM i Cookbook

December 30, 2015, Redbooks

IBM® PowerHA™ SystemMirror for i is the IBM high-availability disk-based clustering solution for the IBM i 7.1 operating system. When combined with IBM i clustering technology, PowerHA for i delivers a complete high-availability and disaster-recovery solution for your business applications running in the IBM System i® environment. PowerHA for i enables you to support high-availability capabilities with either native disk storage or IBM DS8000® or DS6000™ storage servers or IBM Storwize V7000 and SAN Volume Controllers. The latest release of IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i delivers a ...

Who Knew You Could Do That with RPG IV? Modern RPG for the Modern Programmer

May 01, 2018, Redbooks

Application development is a key part of IBM® i businesses. The IBM i operating system is a modern, robust platform to create and develop applications. The RPG language has been around for a long time, but is still being transformed into a modern business language. This IBM Redbooks® publication is focused on helping the IBM i development community understand the modern RPG language. The world of application development has been rapidly changing over the past years. The good news is that IBM i has been changing right along with it, and has made significant changes to the RPG language. This ...

Storwize HyperSwap with IBM i

May 23, 2018, Redpaper

IBM® Storwize® HyperSwap® is a response to increasing demand for continuous application availability, minimizing downtime in the event of an outage, and non disruptive migrations. IT centers with IBM i can take full advantage of the HyperSwap solution. In this IBM Redpaper™ publication, we provide instructions to implement Storwize HyperSwap with IBM i. We also describe some business continuity scenarios in this area, including solutions with HyperSwap and IBM i Live Partition Mobility, and a solution with HyperSwap and IBM PowerHA® for IBM ...

IBM i 7.2 Technical Overview with Technology Refresh Updates

November 02, 2016, Redbooks

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a technical overview of the features, functions, and enhancements that are available in IBM i 7.2, including all the available Technology Refresh (TR) levels, from TR1 to TR3. This publication provides a summary and brief explanation of the many capabilities and functions in the operating system. It also describes many of the licensed programs and application development tools that are associated with IBM i. The information that is provided in this book is useful for clients, IBM Business Partners, and IBM service professionals that are involved with ...

Modernizing IBM i Applications from the Database up to the User Interface and Everything in Between

May 31, 2017, Redbooks

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is focused on melding industry preferred practices with the unique needs of the IBM i community and providing a holistic view of modernization. This book covers key trends for application structure, user interface, data access, and the database. Modernization is a broad term when applied to applications. It is more than a single event. It is a sequence of actions. But even more, it is a process of rethinking how to approach the creation and maintenance of applications. There are tangible deliveries when it comes to modernization, the most notable being a ...

End to End Performance Management on IBM i

November 23, 2009, Redbooks

Monitoring and managing your system’s performance is critical to ensure that you are keeping pace with the changing demands of your business. To respond to business changes effectively, your system must change too. Managing your system, at first glance, might seem like just another time-consuming job. But the investment soon pays off because the system runs more efficiently, and this is reflected in your business. It is efficient because changes are planned and managed. Managing performance of any system can be a complex task that requires a thorough understanding of that system’s hardware ...

DS8000 Copy Services for IBM i with VIOS

November 19, 2009, Redpaper

IBM® System Storage™ DS8000® Copy Services provide functions for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity solutions for an IBM i server. Many IBM i customers with natively connected DS8000 use Metro Mirror or Global Mirror functions to provide a set of consistent data at the remote site. This approach allows fail over or restoring data in case of disaster at the production site. You may also use IBM FlashCopy® technology to provide point-in-time copy of disk, from which you can back up data to minimize the necessary downtime. This IBM Redpaper™ publication is intended for those who want ...

IBM i Program Conversion: Getting Ready for 6.1 and Beyond

March 17, 2010, Redpaper

IBM® delivered IBM i 6.1 in March 2008. With 6.1, IBM exploits the capabilities of the Machine Interface (MI) architecture to significantly improve programs. Programs can benefit from better performance, a range of new operating system and processor capabilities, and even stronger system integrity. To enable these improvements, all MI programs created for previous releases must be converted to run on 6.1 or a later release. MI programs include integrated language environment (ILE) and original program model (OPM) programs. To convert a program, its creation data, which is a subset of ...

IBM i 7.1 BRMS Enterprise Enhancements

October 22, 2014, Redpaper

This IBM Redpaper describes the configuration and use of the IBM i 7.1 BRMS Enterprise enhancements by using the web-based IBM Navigator for i.

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