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 […]

Adding a IBM i *GUEST LPAR to an IBM i *HOST

One of the benefits of running the IBM i is the ability to partition up the system and have instances of isolated IBM i running without having to spend lots of money on new hardware […]

Open Source and partitioning for Linux.

There are a number of ways to approach the use of Open Source within your IBM i / IT environment. The one we see discussed a lot on the IBMIOSS groups and various other mediums […]

Attention Light on new Power8 set up

We recently logged a Hardware PMR with IBM due to an attention light which kept coming on on the new Power8 system we have just set up. The light would come on at the same […]

Installing Virtual HMC.

As part of our recent new system purchase we found that our existing HMC is no longer able to connect and configure the system partitions that we required. We did look at using Virtual Partition […]

System Values and LVLT4i

System values are an important part of the working environment on the IBM i, therefore it is important that are correctly set ready for whenyou move to a recovery system. LVLT4i is working in an […]

Getting the most from LVLT4i

While it is early days for the LVLT4i product we have already had a number of interesting conversations with IBM i users and Managed Service Providers about how we see it being deployed to the […]

New Product Library Vault, Why?

We have just announced the availability of a new product, Library Vault for IBM i (LVLT4i) which is aimed primarily at the Managed Service Providers. The product allows the replication of data and objects from […]

New RDX Drive not supported by the BACKUP menu commands on our V7R1 Power 720

When we read that IBM was recommending users who are currently using the DAT160GB tape system move to the RDX drive system for backup purposes, we decided we would give it a try. First of […]

Annoying CPF9E7F message fixed

After the attempted migration from i-hosting-i to a VIOS based partition configuration and subsequent rebuild of the i-hosting-i partitions, we found that the QSYSOPR message queue was being sent CPF9E7F messages constantly. We checked the […]