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 […]

Nagios is monitoring the IBM i.

In a recent Post we mentioned that we were working away on a new Nagios build that would form the base for our Nagios monitoring for the IBM i, well we are now very close […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]