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Saturday, May 6 • 12:30pm - 4:00pm
A4AC WORKSHOP: IBM i and Power Systems Systems Management Part Two — Daily System Monitoring, Tuning, Clean-up, and Spooled File Handling

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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, spooled file handling. Note that Part One is NOT a prerequisite for Part Two. PART TWO TOPICS: Explore graphical methods for monitoring IBM i Performance. This includes Management Central and IBM Navigator for i System Monitors. Things to watch out for: Memory usage, Disk I/O and storage, avoiding dead cash batteries. Message queues to use to keep the finger on the pulse of your IBM i. Storage Management - Discover your disk and what's filling it. Tips for deciding on what doesn't need to be there. Various System values you should understand. Spool file maintenance including use of iASPs, Joblog Servers, and disconnected spool file functions. This workshop will focus on key items that should be set up and managed on your system to assure it is running well and stays that way!

Learning Objectives:
In this workshop we'll discuss: 1) Explore graphical methods for monitoring IBM i Performance. This includes Management Central and IBM Navigator for i System Monitors 2) Things to watch out for: Memory usage, Disk I/O and storage, avoiding dead cash batteries. 3) Storage Management - Discover your disk and what's filling it. Tips for deciding on what doesn't need to be there. 4) Various System values you should understand. 5) Spool file maintenance including use of iASPs, Joblog Servers, and disconnected spool file functions. This session 170293.

Speakers
avatar for Larry Bolhuis

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 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Caribbean 3, Lobby/Grand Caribbean Level
  • Operating System IBMi
  • Session Content Level Intermediate
  • Audience IBM i Systems Administrators and Developers tasked with System Administration.

Attendees (35)




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