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Simply i › Adding the correct Path variables to .profile for Node.js

December 18th, 2014 Comments off
The PASE implementation on IBM i is not the easiest to work with! I just posted about the setting of the environment to allow the Node.js package manager and Node.js to run from any directory (On first installation you have … Continue reading


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Simply i › Adding Path variables for Node.js and npm

December 18th, 2014 Comments off
I broke the LinkedIn Node.js group discussion board otherwise I would have put this information there. I have finally worked out what the problem is with the path set up when trying to use Node Package Manager (npm) on the … Continue reading


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Simply i › Node.js up and running on IBM i

December 17th, 2014 Comments off
We have Node.js up and running on two of our systems. Our initial attempt failed due to a problem with PTF’s on V7R1 but with IBM’s help we finally got everything up and running. We have 2 working instances of … Continue reading


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Simply i › QNAP and NFS issues

December 15th, 2014 Comments off
I don’t know why, but the setup we created for backing up to the QNAP NAS from the IBMi LPARS stopped working. We have been installing PTF’s all weekend as we try to get Node.js up and running on them … Continue reading


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Simply i › High Availability Secret Weapons

December 9th, 2014 Comments off
I just read an article in the IT Jungle which made me smile to myself, basically it was stating how a competitor of our High Availability Products had a secret weapon with their simulated role swap process. Firstly its not … Continue reading


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Simply i › System Values and LVLT4i

December 8th, 2014 Comments off
System values are an important part of the working environment on the IBM i, therefore it is important that are correctly set ready for whenyou move to a recovery system. LVLT4i is working in an environment where the setting of … Continue reading


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Simply i › Getting the most from LVLT4i

December 2nd, 2014 Comments off
While it is early days for the LVLT4i product we have already had a number of interesting conversations with IBM i users and Managed Service Providers about how we see it being deployed to the smaller IBM i user base. … Continue reading


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Simply i › Operational Assistant backup to QNAP NAS using NFS

November 27th, 2014 Comments off
After a recent incident (not related to our IBM i backups) we decided to look at how we backed up our data from the various systems we deploy. We wanted to be able to store our backups in a central … Continue reading


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Simply i › Integrating IBM i CGI programs into Linux Web Server

October 29th, 2014 Comments off
We have been working with a number of clients now who have CGI programs (mainly RPG) that have been used as part of web sites which were hosted on the IBM Apache Server. These programs build the page content using … Continue reading


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Simply i › Pricing for the ISV

October 24th, 2014 Comments off
I recently read through an article about how IBM i ISV’s are apparently wrong in the way that the charge for their products. While I do have some sympathy and do recognize that some pricing practices are not appropriate in … Continue reading


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