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Mainframe ThinOps: A Discussion on Getting “Thin”

Patrick Stanard

July 11, 2024

Kyndryl’s Pat Stanard defines mainframe ThinOps and outlines key steps and considerations to optimize your mainframe environment


Glenn Hanna on Linux Workloads on the Mainframe

Reg Harbeck

January 12, 2024

This transcript is edited for clarity. Reg Harbeck: Hi, I’m Reg Harbeck and today I’m here with my friend and colleague Glenn Hanna, who is the director of software engineering at PKWARE and happens to also own his own Rhode Island-based navy. I’m sure that will come up in our conversation. Welcome, Glenn. Glenn Hanna: […]


Manage IBM i Jobs With Service Commander

Jesse Gorzinski

August 22, 2023

IBM i can run more technology than ever before. As such, the types of jobs that can be run are quite diverse—ILE programs, Db2 tasks and PASE programs can happily coexist. This synergy is indeed powerful, but it does come with a cost. All these jobs can be difficult to manage! Consider the simple notion […]


Networking, Hanging NIM Operations and AIX Quirks

Rob McNelly

February 16, 2023

I enjoyed this perspective on the Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) from IBM Champion Andrey Klyachkin: “You know this eternal problem, don’t you? Datacenter guys laid the cable from an AIX server to some port on some network switch. Of course, everything was written on some sheet of paper many years ago. But years went after […]


Alerting for System Limits on IBM i

Dawn May

January 26, 2023

IBM i automatically tracks many system limits and allows you to review these limits using various IBM i services, such as the QSYS2.SYSLIMITS view. There are many monitored categories, such as database, journal, work management and file system limits. See the System Health Services topic in the IBM i Knowledge Center for the full list […]


How to Manage Prestart Jobs in New Navigator

Dawn May

July 20, 2022

One of the latest features in New Navigator is the ability to display active prestart jobs. I’ve written extensively about prestart jobs since it can be difficult to understand what these jobs are doing. Some of my earlier articles, such as subsystem configuration, prestart job tuning and client special registers, aid in understanding what prestart […]


IBM Announces Next-Gen FlashSystem Storage Offerings


February 8, 2022

Today, IBM announced the new IBM FlashSystem Cyber Vault, designed to help companies better detect and more quickly recover from ransomware and other cyberattacks. It’s part of a comprehensive suite of data resilience solutions, streamlining all phases of cyberattack recovery and reduce overall recovery time from days to just hours. IBM also released new FlashSystem storage models […]


Christian Jacobi, Chief Architect for IBM Z Processors, on the New IBM Telum Chip

Brianna Boecker

November 2, 2021

IBM’s new Telum chip fulfills clients’ business imperatives with a new cache infrastructure, optimized core and the ability to embed AI directly into enterprise workloads. First announced at the annual Hot Chips conference, this innovative processor chip enables IBM clients to leverage AI technologies and grow their workloads. Christian Jacobi, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect […]


AIX 7.3 Leverages Power10 Processor to Support Customers’ Hybrid Multicloud and AI Endeavors

Scott McKinney

October 19, 2021

The new AIX 7.3 release brings customers new ways to integrate their mission critical infrastructure with new and enhanced capabilities. IBM designed AIX 7.3 in response to feedback from customers, particularly around extracting business value from data and supporting their hybrid multicloud strategies. Its new features take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Power10 […]


Power Systems Best Practices Doc Updated, dnf, New IBM Customer Support Portals and More.

Rob McNelly

June 15, 2021

The Power Implementation Quality Standard for Commercial Workloads document has been updated. Download Version 2.4 (June 2021) here. This presentation details the expected best practices implementation guidelines for Power Systems hardware, including virtualized systems. As you go through it, notice that, starting with page 9, there’s typically an indicator (in red and in parenthesis) of […]