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Dawn May

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Dawn May is an IBM i consultant. She owns Dawn May Consulting, LLC in the Greater Boston area. Dawn is also a former Senior Technical Staff Member with IBM.

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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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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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i Can Homecoming: Upcoming COMMON Events

Dawn May

January 18, 2024

My fans may have noticed a lack of i Can blog posts recently, particularly in the latter half of 2023. I apologize and confess that the main reason for my absence is I simply needed a break. The i Can blog started in 2009, and after over 13 years of regular postings, writer's block hit […]

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Upcoming COMMON Events for Fall 2023

Dawn May

September 5, 2023

Summer is generally a quiet time for COMMON, but you can expect things to get busy again in the fall. And this year, there are some very exciting events on the schedule. IT Leadership Summit First, there will be a virtual IT Leadership Summit on September 7. The topic is “Generative AI and Security for […]

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How to Introduce Modern Development Tools Successfully

Dawn May

July 14, 2023

Dawn May, president of COMMON, and Andy Finley, senior solutions engineer at Rocket Software, discuss how IBM i customers are taking advantage of new DevOps offerings

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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 […]

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Investigate IBM i Monitor Data Using the Performance Data Investigator

Dawn May

April 13, 2023

In this step-by-step tutorial, Dawn May explains how to use the Performance Data Investigator and highlights the differences between “investigate monitor data” and “visualize monitor data”

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Visualize System Monitor Data for IBM i

Dawn May

March 10, 2023

My blog Getting Started with IBM i Navigator System Monitors, Revisited explained how to set up system monitors in Navigator for i. Once you have system monitors up and running, you will want to look at the monitor data on a regular basis. There are three options:  Visualize Monitor Data, Visualize Monitor Data (new tab) […]

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Getting Started with IBM i Navigator System Monitors, Revisited

Dawn May

February 21, 2023

This article is a reworked version of the July 2021 post on system monitors. That post was based upon Heritage Navigator; this post provides updated information on system monitors in Navigator today. This post reviews the features of system monitors in Navigator for i. I recommend installing the latest HTTP Server Group PTF for full […]

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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 […]