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AIX SR-IOV VF and Cisco CDP

Chris Gibson

November 11, 2023

Yesterday, IBM released Technology Level (TL) 2 for AIX 7.3. With TL2, a new capability is delivered for AIX systems using native Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) adapters (logical ports). With this update AIX administrators can now display information for Cisco network devices (switches) that are directly connected to their AIX logical partition (LPAR). This […]

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Announcing IBM i 7.5 TR3 and 7.4 TR9

Steve Will

October 10, 2023

Believe it or not, fall is here, which means it’s time for another IBM i announcement. The team has once again spent the summer traveling around the world listening to user feedback from our community and IBM i Advisory Councils and have delivered several key enhancements to our platform and Licensed Program Products (LPPs) that […]

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A Recap of IBM Think 2023

Laura DiDio

May 17, 2023

IBM held its Think 2023 conference in Orlando, Florida, last week, where it was announced that the company is celebrating the 35th anniversary of IBM i by reaffirming its commitment to the legacy Power server-based operating system, expanding its functionality with Technology Refreshes and offering new subscription licensing options. In a recent call with industry […]

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Rob McNelly on ‘Lights-Out Data Center’ Issues, the Latest IBM Announcements and More

Rob McNelly

October 19, 2022

Though I've heard about lights-out data centers for years, I truly don't envision a future where humans will never set foot on the raised floor. We'll always need hands and eyes in the room to perform tasks on our systems. Case in point: Recently I serviced a customer that had three of their four fibre […]

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Announcing IBM i 7.5 TR1, 7.4 TR7 and More

Steve Will

October 12, 2022

It’s time to announce technology refreshes again. On October 11, 2022, we announced IBM i 7.5 TR1 and 7.4 TR7. And, as always, in addition to those specific “technology refresh” delivery vehicles, there are updates for Db2, Navigator, RPG and more. But First: Power10 Scale-Out But before I get to the TRs, I owe it […]

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Steve Will on POWERUp, Merlin and His Promotion to Distinguished Engineer

Neil Tardy

June 10, 2022

As chief architect for IBM i, a significant part of Steve Will's job is simply to talk about the platform, to inform and educate the user community. Last month's COMMON POWERUp 2022 event, the first such in-person conference in three years, Will quickly realized how much he'd missed those conversations. Of the week's many great […]

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‘No Job Log’ and More Hidden IBM i 7.5 Gems

Dawn May

June 8, 2022

This post continues reviewing some hidden gems in the 7.5 release, reviewing three IBM Ideas—also known as Requests for Enhancements (RFEs)—delivered in the 7.5 release. These changes may be small, but can lead to big improvements in managing your environment: 3. Eliminate QZSHSH and QP0ZSPWP/T job logs with ‘no job log’ If you have a job […]

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IBM i 7.5: New System Limits and More Hidden Gems

Dawn May

May 16, 2022

I’ve been reviewing the documentation about IBM i 7.5 and have discovered more hidden gems. Continuing from the post last week, here are more of my favorites: Historical Data Collection Is on by Default I submitted an IBM Idea asking that Collection Services enable historical data by default. I am happy to report this feature […]

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Routing Work by User Profile and More Hidden IBM i 7.5 and IBM i 7.4 TR6 Gems

Dawn May

May 3, 2022

IBM has announced IBM i 7.5 and IBM i 7.4 TR6. A new release is a big deal and there are a huge number of great enhancements. Steve Will’s article, Announcing IBM i 7.5, 7.4 TR6, IBM I Merlin, is one of the best places to start for an overall review. You should also listen […]

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Announcing IBM i 7.5, 7.4 TR6, IBM i Merlin

Steve Will

May 3, 2022

It’s here! Announce day—May 3, 2022. We finally get to unveil the next major release of IBM i—7.5—as well as a new Technology Refresh (IBM i 7.4 TR6) and a brand new product we call “Merlin” internally.[1] This set of announcements is so big, all I can do is cover a few highlights. Future posts […]