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Saturday, May 6 • 8:00am - 11:30am
A1AC WORKSHOP: IBM i and Power Systems Systems Management Part One — Keeping It Current and Best Practices

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There are two half days broken up into two logical sections: In Part One, we will discuss keeping things current along with best practices on your HMC, your System, and the IBM i Operating system. In Part Two, we will discuss day-to-day systems management tasks including monitoring, some system tuning, system clean-up, and spooled file handling. Note that Part One is NOT a prerequisite for Part Two. PART ONE TOPICS: Setup and verify of Call Home functions on the HMC. Setup of a limited HMC user. A review of HMC command line capability including watching HMC disk space. Setup and verify of Call Home functions in IBMi. What and how to set them up and how to test them to be sure your system is protected. PTF Review and processing. We'll discuss how to find out your current levels and how to get new levels and tools to help you install them. This will include PTF Groups and Image catalogues. We'll also touch on HMC Updates, Flexible Service Processor (FSP) updates, why, when and how. Validating your network configuration to assure it is correct and settings to review for best performance and reliability.

Learning Objectives:

1. Be sure your IBM i and your HMC can communicate errors to IBM and that IBM Knows who to call when it does.
2. Review your PTFs to know if you are in good shape or you need help in getting your system and its HMC current.
3. Validate your network configuration to understand if it's correct and reliable. This session 170292.

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Larry Bolhuis

Chief i-entist, Frankeni Technology Consulting, LLC
Larry has grown up with computers since his father became a CE in 1967. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calvin College in 1982 and soon after began working on IBM midrange equipment with the S/34 and S/36. Larry began working on the As/400 at its introduction In 1988. After spending many years as a developer Larry began working on communications, networking, and systems management tasks. Years of working with SNA, SDLC, SNADS, APPC, APPN followed by Token Ring, Ethernet, and TCP/IP taught strong communications troubleshooting skills. In addition to networking on the IBM side Larry learned the infrastructure components of the network including switches routers and firewalls, working chiefly with Cisco equipment. In 15 years as an IBM Business partner Larry worked with IBMs systems from design through implementation and migration. He has worked on the smallest and largest and everything in between. He has been involved in many Beta and other early release programs with IBM. Larry has held more than 30 IBM certifications on the AS/400, iSeries, System i and Power Systems, including IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert and is a contributing author to many IBM Certification tests. Larry is a frequent and award winning speaker at users groups around North America covering Systems design and management, networking and connectivity, work management, PTF, and Hardware Management Console topics. He has been a long time volunteer and speaker... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 8:00am - 11:30am
Grand Caribbean 3, Lobby/Grand Caribbean Level
  • Operating System IBMi
  • Session Content Level Intermediate
  • Audience IBM i Systems administrators or Developers tasked with System Administration.

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