IBM i

SAP on IBM i: Reasons to upgrade your operating system release

The year 2017 is coming to its end soon, so it is time for New Year’s resolutions. Depending on your current IBM i release level, you may want to add the upgrade of the operating system to your list of things to accomplish in 2018. You probably know already that IBM has announced withdrawal of service for IBM i 7.1 and related software products effective April 30th, 2018 (ZP17-0256, 917-080, …

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SAP on IBM i – Got a quick question? Try the Expert Chat!

About a year ago, SAP has introduced the Expert Chat to allow real-time conversation with an expert in case of technical questions. In order to get the best possible expert for your question, you can choose from a list of areas of expertise, among them also experts for the operating system IBM i and the database Db2 for i. You can start an expert chat easily from the ONE Support …

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SAP on IBM i: Reasons to upgrade your operating system release

The year 2017 is coming to its end soon, so it is time for New Year’s resolutions. Depending on your current IBM i release level, you may want to add the upgrade of the operating system to your list of things to accomplish in 2018. You probably know already that IBM has announced withdrawal of service for IBM i 7.1 and related software products effective April 30th, 2018 (ZP17-0256, 917-080, …

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SAP on IBM i: Presentations of the SAP on Power Summit DACH 2017 available for download

The presentation documents of the sessions at the SAP on Power Summit DACH 2017 in Böblingen last week are now available for download at https://ibm.box.com/v/summit-2017-ibm-sap-on-power. You will find a lot of useful information about the following topics: Recent enhancements to IBM i, Db2 and SAP on IBM i A preview of SAP’s new Technical Monitoring Cockpit (TMC) for IBM i Examples for the integration of IBM Watson services, IBM i …

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SAP on IBM i: Security considerations with the NetServer (SMB protocol)

Summary In 2017, IT-security related headlines have raised concerns for the better protection of business data. The focus has shifted from convenience to better security. As a result, SAP has revised its recommendations for installations on the IBM i platform and summarized the results in this document. In general, we do not recommend anymore to share the root directory of an IBM i host via NetServer. Background Information In the …

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SAP on IBM i – Update week 14, 2017: SAP Host Agent 7.21 Patch Level 25 Available

SAP Host Agent 7.21 patch level 25 was made available in the SAP Software Distribution Center on Friday, March 31st. With this patch, major changes to the SAP operating system performance data provider were provided. You may not have heard about that function before: This is intended to be the replacement for SAPOSCOL in the future, providing the collected performance data through a Web service and the standardized “Common Information …

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SAP on IBM i – Update week 47, 2016: Presentations of the SAP on IBM POWER Summit DACH 2016 available for download

The presentations of the SAP on IBM POWER Summit DACH 2016, which took place on November 17th and 18th in Ehningen, are now available for download at https://www.ibm.com/events/wwe/grp/grp308.nsf/Additional.xsp?openform&seminar=35A9VSES&S_TACT=C45301NM. Whether you were able to attend or not, you may want to download the presentations to go over the topics again and have a closer look at the many links and references provided. Highlights of the event included: A customer story of …

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