Product Announcement : AAG – Nagios Monitoring for IBM i

Press Release : Issued May 2023 (Toronto) In September 2022 Shield Advanced Solutions celebrated the significant milestone, 25 years of providing Availability for the IBM i (and predecessors). At that time, a new product roll-out […]

PTF Groups automatic download latest level.

We mentioned in a recent post that we had built an automated process to find any PTF’s associated with a security bulletin issued for the IBM i/OS that were missing from your system and download […]

Security Bulletin PTF’s – Automated download

As part of our AAG product we have been looking at how we can make the security bulletin checks easy so that users can get their systems status with respect to security exposures announced by […]

Problem with SNDPTFORD on hosted LPAR’s

We are running and IBM i hosting IBM i LPAR’s environment that we use for all of our development. The setup works perfectly for our purposes and even though we have since created a VIOS […]

Getting the source IP address using inet_ntop()

We had a problem with a client system where some HA4i jobs would end abnormally due to a request to the TCP/IP port being incorrectly formed. We need to be able to find out what […]

JOBSCDE check in AAG

We have been busy adding all of our internal systems to the AAG monitoring solution when we noticed that the job we run through the job scheduler for taking the backups had not run for […]

Seiden Groups PHP Community Plus and Easycom

Before we go into how we added Easycom for PHP on the IBM i to the Seiden Groups Community Plus edition, I would like to say thanks to Alan and his group for the effort […]

Returning Pushover acknowledgements to Nagios

One of the original user or our AAG product wanted to know if we could add a new feature to AAG based on his experiences with the notifications sent via Pushover. He was seeing a […]

Monitoring your IBM i Group PTFs

I am not sure about you, but keeping my IBM i LPAR’s updated to the latest PTF level has always been a challenge! This means I tend to let things fester for some time before […]

Monitoring the IBM i with Nagios.

Using AAG to monitor your HA4i solution will ensure your replication is operating smoothly. With the ability to view the status ¬†and history across all replication elements, an informed admin will be able to see […]