EM4i – Message Monitoring for IBM i -New Product Announcement

Press Release Issued: July 2021 Toronto, Ontario – Shield Advanced Solutions Ltd, leading providers of High Availability Software for IBM i today announced their new solution EM4i. EM4i is an Enterprise Monitoring Solution for the […]

Update to the messsage monitoring Application

In a previous post we mention that we were working on a new message monitoring tool that could monitor for messages on message queues and within joblogs, it could also send a request to the […]

Message Monitoring via the web

There are a number of message monitoring products out there for the IBM i which have been around for a long time. While were were looking at the remote monitoring possibilities using the Nagios/NEMS for […]

It’s Simple – HA4i!

Introducing Shield’s Technical YouTube channel. How did this come about? In recent weeks, we have completed an inordinate number of live demos for our High Availability solution HA4i. We felt it was time to put […]

NEMS and IBM i Monitoring

We have been looking at providing a plug-and-play monitoring solution for the IBM i specifically for our HA4i product after a request from one of our customers (details of this can be found in a […]

Calling an IBM i Service Program using Java.

Recently, we have been working on a project to pull information from the IBM i using java. In order to do most of the heavy lifting we decided to use the JTOpen package. Using their […]

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 […]

Travel in Time: AS/400 to IBM Power 9 with IBM i

A touch of history! I came across this image while connecting with former colleagues who once worked at IBM Havant, as I did. Within our FaceBook group, this AS/400 provoked many comments. To explain, IBM […]