Announcement for WMSUG & i-94 User Group Meeting - September 16th 

"IBM i Systems Management Workshop" by Larry Bolhuis 
This workshop will focus on key items that should be set up and managed on your system to assure it is running well and stays that way! 
 In this workshop we'll discuss: 

     1. Setup and verify of Call Home functions on the HMC. Setup of a limited HMC user. 
         A review of HMC command line capability including watching HMC disk space. 
     2. 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. 
      3. Explore graphical methods for monitoring IBM i Performance. This includes 
        Management Central and IBM Navigator for i System Monitors 
      4. Things to watch out for: Memory usage, Disk I/O and storage, avoiding dead cash 
      5. Gut check on PTFs. 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 
        catalogs. Flexible Service Processor (FSP) updates, why, when and how. 
      6. Storage Management - Discover your disk and what's filling it. Tips for deciding on 
         what doesn't need to be there. 
      7. Various System values you should understand. 
      8. Spool file maintenance including use of iASPs, Joblog Servers, and disconnected 
            spool file functions. 

You can join the meeting via the web (Click Here)
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Audio is alternatively available by telephone if an audio connection is not available through your computer.  Long distance charges may apply. 
 Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208 Access code: 805 199 262 

About the Presenter:
Larry has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. He began working on IBM midrange equipment with the S/34 in 1984 and the AS/400 with its introduction in 1988. Larry currently has held more than 30 IBM Technical certifications from AS/400 through IBM I and POWER Systems including IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert - System i. Larry brings his extensive IBM and Cisco connectivity knowledge to his networking, LPAR and Systems Management sessions. Larry also works on routers, firewalls, and VPNs. He has been awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals was awarded the Al Barsa memorial Scholarship, as well as COMMON's Distinguished Service Award. He is Chief i-entist at Frankeni Technology Consulting LLC in Middleville, MI. 

Roundtable discussion will follow

Meeting ends at Noon.

Date / Location 
Date:  September 16th, 2015, Wednesday  
Time:  8am coffee and rolls, 8:30am presentation 
Place: The H.T. Hackney Co., 1180 58th Street SW, Wyoming MI, 49509. Ph: 616-261-6656 

Directions coming from the South: 
Take US-131 to EXIT 76 (68th street). Turn Left (West) onto 68th street (up and over the 68th Street hill.) Go 0.3 miles to Clyde Park Ave. Turn Right (North) onto Clyde Park. Go 1.1 miles to 58th Street and turn Left (West). Go 0.5 miles. Look for The H.T. Hackney sign on the left. 

Directions coming from the North: 
Take US-131 to EXIT 78 (54th street). Turn Right (West) on 54th street. Go 0.1 miles to Clyde Park Ave, moving into the left turn lane. Turn Left (South) onto Clyde Park. Go 0.6 miles to 58th Street and turn Right (West). Go 0.5 miles. Look for The H.T. Hackney sign on the left. 


Parking is available in front of the building. Enter at the center doors. Members will be directed to the Multi-Purpose Conference Room. 


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