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Getting Started with the Performance Data Investigator

Dawn May

April 1, 2024

Dawn May reviews how to get started with the Performance Data Investigator in Navigator for i

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How an ERP System Can Boost Your Business’s Digital Transformation

Craig Skonieczny

February 16, 2024

One of the key enablers of digital transformation is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. ERP systems are not just a software application that integrates and automates various business functions—such as finance, accounting, supply chain, human resources, customer relationship management and more. They also provide a single, centralized platform for managing and analyzing business data, processes […]

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Collection Services Configuration on IBM i

Dawn May

February 14, 2024

Dawn May shares tips on how to optimize the configuration of Collection Services

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AIX Virtual Fibre Channel Enhancement

Chris Gibson

February 8, 2024

IBM’s Chris Gibson introduces the new AIX 7.3 vfcstat command and discusses some of the (not so recent) enhancements to the fcstat command

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z/OS Performance Management: Humans Still Needed

Scott Chapman

December 13, 2023

Several months ago, I was telling my wife how amazing this ChatGPT thing was: I just gave it a description of a Bash script I needed, and it wrote code for me that was about 95% correct on the first try. She said she wouldn’t have guessed that my job would be among the first […]

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How to Upgrade to PowerVM v4.1.0.10

Jaqui Lynch

December 8, 2023

In this article I will go over my recent experience upgrading VIO servers from version 3 to version 4. The process is similar to going from version 2 to version 3, but I did run into a few issues that you should be able to avoid. The first step is to download the code and […]

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Digging Into AIX 7.3 TL Updates

Rob McNelly

December 5, 2023

In November, IBM TechXchange conducted a deep dive on AIX 7.3 TL updates. Featuring AIX product manager Jayen Shah and Carl Burnet, DE for IBM Power, the webinar covered the latest AIX enhancements: “In this webcast, you will learn: *How AIX OS feature enhancements provide the capacity, performance, and leading security needed to accelerate business […]

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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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Performance Implications for CICS Applications Using COBOL Version 6

Ezriel Gross

August 2, 2023

Rocket Software’s Ezriel Gross highlights a methodology for CICS problem analysis and performance tuning—and shares how it led to a 92% savings in CPU for a heavily used transaction

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System Monitor Configuration With Collection Services

Dawn May

May 11, 2023

My blog, Getting Started with IBM i Navigator System Monitors, Revisited, explained how to set up system monitors in Navigator for i. Visualize System Monitor Data showed how to view monitor data in Navigator for i and Investigate IBM i Monitor Data Using the Performance Data Investigator (PDI) explained how to review monitor data with […]