SMS from IBM i for Monitoring

We have been looking at the Nagios monitoring solution for the last few weeks and wanted to add some way of sending SMS alerts out to phones for critical events that require immediate notification. Nagios […]

Connecting to External Mail Server

The HA4i product has the ability to send emails through port 25 which is the standard non secured SMTP port. The problem with this is some servers do not allow connection via this port unless […]

Nagios monitoring

We have been asked by a customer to help integrate monitoring of our HA4i software into the Nagios XI monitoring solution. Nagios XI is a paid offering that allows lots of your IT infrastructure to […]

Using PHP/NGINX and ODBC to connect to IBM i from Linux

We decided to test out the ability to connect to the IBM i using a NGINX Server with php-fpm and ODBC. We already run NGINX with php-fpm for connecting to our IBMi but we use […]

Setting up SSH Access to IBM i

This is mainly for my reference as I do this operation so few times I can hardly ever remember how to do it. Linux set up is by far a lot easier as most of […]

LODRUN and QINSTAPP

There is a very nice feature that IBM i provides which allows a program to be called from within a Save File which is not well documented. Originally we used the same functionality from Tape […]

Job Tracking Update.

When IBM announced the availability of a new Job Tracking capability for IBM i in Version 7.4 we were very excited and despondent at the same time. Despondent because the JT4i product could become obsolete […]

New Object Distribution Product RE4i

We have mentioned before that we have been developing a method to allow objects to be distributed via RDi User Commands. RE4i is the resulting product which is available for download on our Downloads page […]

V7R2 – V7R3 Upgrade issues

We are moving our development OS from V7R2 to V7R3 and came across a problem which stopped the system. We Googled the problem and did find one mention of a problem which appeared to match […]

Continuous Integration using Jenkins and More…

I recently attended an online meeting with the MAGIC user group which showed how to install and set up Jenkins on the IBM i for Continuous Integration purposes. The installation and configuration all seemed very […]