PowerHA and LVLT4i.

We have had a number of conversations about LVLT4i and what it offers to the Managed Service Provider(MSP). As part of those discussions the IBM solution PowerHA often comes up as it also uses iASP […]

SAVSECDTA timing?

We are looking at how to manage the recovery of profiles and passwords in an environment where the profiles cannot be managed constantly. When using our HA4i product we have the ability to constantly maintain […]

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 […]

Who would have thought! I am starting to use RPG!

I have always said that I did not need to learn or use ‘RPG’ on the IBM i as I always found that ‘C’ could do all that I needed. Recently I was asked by […]

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 […]

Issue with 'restore 21' resolved, everything running

The problems with the restore 21 of the partition data have been resolved and all of the partitions are now up and running. The problem which gave us the most grief was the update to […]

Rebuild of the i-hosting-i underway.

We have finally started the rebuild of the data for the i-hosting-i partitions and came across a few problems. First problem was to do with the system plan. Before we started down the VIOS route […]

Its a bust!

Finally we get the answer we have been looking for.. Generally we don’t recommend VIOS and virtualised partitions using internal disks. Usually organisations are using VIOS with external storage. There are many reasons – performance, […]