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 […]

AAG and EM4i Customer Feedback

At Shield Advanced Solutions Ltd we love to hear good news from our clients, especially when they tell us how pleased they are with our latest IBM i offerings EM4i – Message Monitoring and AAG […]

Yet more from AAG

The initial release of AAG has only just made the rounds and yet we already have some new features that we are adding. With the first couple of installs underway we are finding new features […]

Completing the solution

If you have been following the recent posts you will have seen a number of new products being released by Shield Advanced Solutions and wondered why the shift into different areas. High Availability has been […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Compare: High Availability, Disaster Recover or Db2 Mirror for i

As a non-technical supporter of the IBM i platform, when I heard about DB2 Mirror for i, I immediately thought this would be similar to, or replace the need for an High Availability solution. Hearing […]