• January 28, 2022

Will Your IBM i Disaster Recovery Plan Work When a Crisis Hits?

Establishing a high availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR) strategy for your IBM® i system is essential to minimize downtime of your mission-critical applications and data. The global pandemic has underscored that it is crucial to keep your disaster recovery strategy updated and relevant. It has exposed major gaps in business continuity readiness, especially in areas […]

5 steps to ensure your IBM i systems remain online

Recent developments continue to underscore the importance for organizations to maintain high availability and disaster recovery capabilities. Since the pandemic began, an unending wave of cyberattacks and data breach events have caused crippling outages for businesses large and small. The shift to remote work has only intensified the impact of these threats by making disaster […]

Common Disasters: Preparing for Outages

As we struggle with unprecedented challenges around the globe, IT departments are gearing up to enable remote access, work-from-home, and ongoing business operations in ways that they never anticipated before. It’s heroic work done with limited warning—and it’s keeping companies around the world operational. The Critical Role of Core Systems It’s in precisely these times […]

iCluster and Mobility Part 4: Deploying the Mobile Monitor

In our last post we covered how to install Apache Tomcat on IBM i. Now we need to let Apache know about the Mobile Monitor. This means the WAR (Web application Archive) file needs to be deployed in Apache Tomcat. WAR files are like a zip file used to package a collection of JAVA Server […]

iCluster and Mobility Part 3: Apache Tomcat for Dummies

The iCluster Mobile Monitor as provided in iCluster 7.1 TR23 is basically a collection of JAVA classes and JAVA servlets that connect to the IBM i server running iCluster. JAVA servlets are JAVA programs that extend the capabilities of a server. Although servlets can respond to any types of requests, they most commonly implement applications […]

iCluster and Mobility Part 2 Getting Started

It’s 1:54am on a Tuesday morning, and dreams of your next summer vacation are swimming through your subconscious mind. Suddenly the phone rings. You kick the cat or dog off the bed, check the number on the call display and note it’s your office. Sighing, you groggily grab the receiver, glance at the clock and […]

iCluster and Mobility Part 1

How important is mobility in our everyday lives? It turns out mobility is very important. Did you know that according to data from digital analysts at GSMA Intelligence there are now more active mobile devices in the world (7.22 billion) than people (7.1 billion)? Of course cell phones make up a vast proportion of these […]

iCluster Journal Analysis Report Part 5 – Running the Command

If you have been following the last 4 posts, you now know everything about the journal analysis report except for how to run the command. In this post we will cover running DMANZJRN. Using go DMREPORTS choose option 10 Journal analysis reports or just CHGCURLIB ICLUSTER and prompt the DMANZJRN command. You will see the […]

iCluster Journal Analysis Report Part 4 – Sample Reports

In our last post, we looked at the contents of the first 4 spool files produced by the DMANZJRN command used for journal analysis. In this post we look inside the last 4 of those spool files. DMANZJOB – This report show the total transactions by job name, date and hour. In this sample you […]

iCluster Journal Analysis Report Part 3 – Sample Reports

In our last post, we listed the 8 spool files produced by the DMANZJRN command used for journal analysis. In this post we look inside the first 4 of those spool files. DMANZJBAND – this is in essence a report showing the bandwidth used by journaling and replication of the objects that you already have […]