IBM i Admin - Back to the Basics
Pete Massiello, Steve Pitcher, and Steven McIver | December 8, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT
Join iTech Solutions’ Pete Massiello, Steve Pitcher, and Steven McIver as they discuss Basics for the IBM i System Administrator. Pete, Steve, and Steven will cover basics of topics such as commands, management, Backups, Restores, Disaster Recovery & HA, Types of IPLs, Security, Basic Cleanup, Performance, TCP, HMC, FSP, ASMI, Tapes, and more. This session will offer fundamentals to those new to the system, as well as provide a refresher and best practices to those who have had years of experience on the platform.
Take Your Application Performance To the Next Level with Database Engineer Essentials
Kent Milligan | December 9, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT
In this workshop, you'll start by learning how to get the proper database foundation in place
for all your applications by learning about best practices for design of your data model and
Db2 tables. Besides having a good database design, you also need a good understanding of
key SQL performance concepts and critical success factors. You will learn how to analyze and
investigate these important SQL performance concepts using the graphical performance
tools that are included with Db2 for i.
Managing Your IBM i in a Modern Way
Tim Rowe & Scott Forstie | December 10, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT
In this session Scott Forstie & Tim Rowe will teach you how to use IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) and IBM i (SQL) Services. SQL can be used for more than querying database tables. With the invention of IBM i Services, there are many options for accessing and managing IBM i. This workshop will explore how to leverage ACS and SQL to accomplish amazing things. We will learn how to modify and enhance these to take your system management capabilities to the next level. Additionally, there are many examples that Scott has created to help IBM i clients accomplish modern system management.
Workshop requirement: You must have ACS 126.96.36.199 installed and connected to an IBM i running at IBM i 7.3 or IBM i 7.4. Download ACS at http://ibm.biz/IBMi_ACS
Understanding and Managing the Performance of your IBM i
Dawn May, Lora Powell, Shauna Rollings, & Dave Legler | December 17, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT
This workshop is a deep dive into the Performance Data Investigator (PDI), focusing on how you can use PDI with Collection Services data to understand the health and performance of your IBM i partition. This workshop will consist of a mix of lecture materials and hands-on demonstrations. The demonstrations are designed such that you can repeat these same tasks, investigating the performance data from your own partition.
The following topics will be covered in this workshop:
- Overview and best practices for Collection Services
- Overview of IBM i Wait Accounting
- Deep dive on using PDI to investigate Collection Services data
- Using System Monitors for proactive performance monitoring
- Basics of Job Watcher
- Introduction to Performance Explorer