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Sunday, June 18 • 13:00 - 17:00
IBM i Keeping it current and Best Practices Daily system monitoring, tuning, and cleanup.

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This session is focused on assuring that you've got a handle on daily management and the things you need to check, verify, or adjust to assure your IBM i systems are running their best and when those rare issues do occur you're best able to diagnose and correct them. 

1) Setup and verify of Call Home functions in IBM i. What and how to set them up and how to test them to be sure your system is protected. 

2) PTF Review and processing. We'll discuss how to find out your current levels how to get new levels and tools to help you install them. This will include PTF Groups and Image catalogues.

3) Validating your network configuration to assure it is correct and settings to review for best performance and reliability.

4) Explore graphical methods for monitoring IBM i Performance. This includes Management Central and IBM Navigator for i System Monitors

5) Things to watch out for: Memory usage, Disk I/O and storage, Message queues to use to keep the finger on the pulse of your IBM i.

6) Spool file maintenance including use of iASPs, Joblog Servers, and disconnected spool file functions.

Session Length: One Half Day.

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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 →

Sunday June 18, 2017 13:00 - 17:00

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