Open Source for IBM i – 5733OPS

IBM continues to bring more and more industry standard and open source technologies to IBM i. While IBM i has its own (easy-to-learn) interfaces and operating system implementation, it also has an extremely rich set of features that are industry standard as well as open source. 

This blog post is obsolete now that 5733-OPS has been deprecated. It is left here for historical purposes.


IBM i 7.2 Enhancements for Permanent Storage Tracking

In the 7.2 release, IBM made many changes to improve temporary storage tracking. I’ve written about these enhancements in IBM i 7.2 Improved Temporary Storage Tracking Part 1Part2, and Part 3 blogs. You may also want to reread the blog, Understanding Disk Space Usage, which reviews IBM i temporary and permanent storage concepts. 

In addition to improving temporary storage tracking, IBM also made some improvements for permanent storage tracking in the 7.2 release. This post reviews three of them. 


New 7.2 System SSL Support

The IBM i 7.2 release is absolutely loaded with new System SSL capabilities. There are a couple major new features only available starting with the 7.2 release. There is also a subset of the 7.2 capabilities that escaped from the Rochester development lab last year as part of 7.1 TR6. The early content was baked into 7.2 before it found its way to 7.1. February’s System SSL blog remains relevant as the discussion turns to the 7.2 release. What you’ll notice for that content is how and when the new function is enabled has changed with the 7.2 release boundary.