Sessions - Systems Management and Performance

2017 Sessions will include:
  • Why Move to IBM i 7.3
  • What you need to know when upgrading IBM i to 7.3
  • Tips and Tricks to improve system performance and save disk space
  • Water Cooler Topics – I’ll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours
  • GOLF (Get Off Laggard Files) on IBM i
  • Art of the Possible - IBM i in the Modern World
  • Avoid the Green Screen of Death
  • HMC, IBM i, FSP, and Firmware
  • No i Access for Windows 10?   No worries - Access Client Solutions is ready to meet the challenge 
  • Cool things in Navigator to be a Rock Star Administrator

NEUGC 2017 Sessions by Track - Systems Management and Performance

Rapid Fire Admin  (Steve Pitcher)

This overflowing session is designed to help ensure every IBM i administrator and operator has at least a backpack full of valuable tips for when they return home. From command line to shell to IBM Navigator for i, Steve will sprint through these tips at a pace of at least two tips per minute, for at least 150 tips! This session is updated every quarter with new and relevant information so that you don't miss good foundational tips but are keeping up with what updates IBM is releasing on a regular basis.

What you need to know when upgrading IBM i to 7.3 (Pete Massiello)

When doing an upgrade to IBM i, there is more work involved in the planning of the upgrade than in the actual upgrade itself. When you have done the planning, the actual upgrade is simple. We will cover planning tips, pre-requisites, and then post installation requirements. Your upgrade isn’t complete until this last step is done. 

While this presentation will focus on upgrading to 7.3, if you are upgrading to an earlier release (6.1, 7.1, 7.2), we will also cover those releases.

Tips and Tricks to Improve System Performance and Save Disk Space  (Pete Massiello)  

What can you do to stop the rampant growth of data that’s eating up disk space? How do you improve system performance? Come to this session to find out how to make the most out of your existing configuration by leveraging the many optimization and cleanup techniques that are a part of i5/OS, including reorganization of physical files, sharing of access paths, and using the DISKTASK command. Pinpoint how to reduce your disk I/O by reorganizing files and clean up your system using the Retrieve Disk Information (RTVDSKINF) and Retrieve Directory Information (RTVDIRINF) commands. Learn how sharing access paths can reduce disk utilization and memory faulting. Know your options for reorganizing your files while your users continue to access them.

Cool Things in Navigator to be a Rock Star Administrator (Pete Massiello)

IBM Navigator for i is a powerful tool to better manage your IBM i environment. Get expert advice for features in the tool to make you a RockStar system administrator. Step through the functionality of this product and learn how to leverage the Performance Data Investigator to turn the collection services data into graphs you can use to identify performance issues. Learn ways to protect your system from intrusions, as well as close security holes such as FTP. See how this tool can help you select and install Logical files on your system to improve performance with the Index Advisor. Learn about the enhancements to this valuable tool in the release of version 7.3, while we see how this tool provides tips and techniques for better and more easily managing your IBM i.

Settng up Linux on Power Systems (Erwin Early )

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and explore Linux on your Power system but don’t know where to start? This session will explore how to install Linux on a Power system, both PowerVM as well as the KVM hypervisor will be covered as well as hosting Linux I/O from an IBM i instance.