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Simply i › New Product Library Vault, Why?

October 20th, 2014 Comments off
We have just announced the availability of a new product, Library Vault for IBM i (LVLT4i) which is aimed primarily at the Managed Service Providers. The product allows the replication of data and objects from *SYSBAS on a clients system … Continue reading


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Simply i › Who would have thought! I am starting to use RPG!

July 4th, 2014 Comments off
I have always said that I did not need to learn or use ‘RPG’ on the IBM i as I always found that ‘C’ could do all that I needed. Recently I was asked by a friend to help them … Continue reading


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Simply i › New RDX Drive not supported by the BACKUP menu commands on our V7R1 Power 720

June 24th, 2014 Comments off
When we read that IBM was recommending users who are currently using the DAT160GB tape system move to the RDX drive system for backup purposes, we decided we would give it a try. First of all we checked with a … Continue reading


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Simply i › Annoying CPF9E7F message fixed

June 23rd, 2014 Comments off
After the attempted migration from i-hosting-i to a VIOS based partition configuration and subsequent rebuild of the i-hosting-i partitions, we found that the QSYSOPR message queue was being sent CPF9E7F messages constantly. We checked the HMC configurations and everything looked … Continue reading


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Simply i › Easycom Support on 7.2

June 23rd, 2014 Comments off
If you are planning to upgrade to 7.2 and are running Easycom for PHP you will need to upgrade Easycom after the 7.2 install. If you need assistance with the replacement of Easycom let us know. Chris..


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Simply i › Issue with ‘restore 21′ resolved, everything running

June 12th, 2014 Comments off
The problems with the restore 21 of the partition data have been resolved and all of the partitions are now up and running. The problem which gave us the most grief was the update to the content of the partition … Continue reading


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Simply i › Rebuild of the i-hosting-i underway.

June 11th, 2014 Comments off
We have finally started the rebuild of the data for the i-hosting-i partitions and came across a few problems. First problem was to do with the system plan. Before we started down the VIOS route we created a system plan … Continue reading


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Simply i › Its a bust!

June 10th, 2014 Comments off
Finally we get the answer we have been looking for.. Generally we don’t recommend VIOS and virtualised partitions using internal disks. Usually organisations are using VIOS with external storage. There are many reasons – performance, benefits, etc. Yep, mostly for … Continue reading


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Simply i › Setting up the new VIOS based Partitions in question

June 10th, 2014 Comments off
We have been trying to migrate our existing IBM i hosting IBM i partitions to a VIOS hosting IBM i, AIX,Linux configuration. As we have mentioned in previous posts there a re a lot of traps that have snagged us … Continue reading


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Simply i › Why do I do it…

June 6th, 2014 Comments off
Well this week has been a total write off, having spent 4 days trying to get the systems ready to migrate from IBM i based partitioning to VIOS based partitioning (IBM had incorrectly configured the core activations and it took … Continue reading


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