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IBM i Education Center — IBM i Documentation & Technical Articles

This collection of Dawn’s favorite resources can be a handy reference when you need to find official IBM i documentation and other useful information to help you manage your systems. Select a category below to refine your search.

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IBM i Technology Updates

Db2 for i

This IBM Support web site is a great starting point for Db2 for i. It provides an introduction to Db2 for i and has many links to additional information.

Exploring the IBM OmniFind Text Search Server

This paper explores the IBM Db2 for i indexing technology — the IBM OmniFind Text Search Server. This paper introduces you to the OmniFind text-indexing technology and how it compares with traditional database index technologies. In addition, the paper discusses how applications that are developed in any language can use SQL to perform text searches...

IBM Advanced Job Scheduler for i

This IBM Support web page is a great starting point for the IBM Advanced Job Scheduler for i.

IBM Domino for IBM i

This IBM Support web site is a great starting point for Domino on IBM i information.

IBM i Access Client Solutions

The official web page for IBM i’s Access Client Solutions tool.

IBM i Administration Runtime Expert (ARE)

The official IBM web page for the IBM i Administration Runtime Expert (ARE) tool.

IBM i developerWorks – Technology Updates

Here you’ll find the latest information on all IBM i Technology Updates.

IBM i Knowledge Center: v7.2

Official Documentation for IBM i 7.2

IBM i Knowledge Center: v7.3

Official Documentation for IBM i 7.3

IBM i NetServer

This IBM Support web page is a great starting point for IBM i NetServer information.

IBM i Redbooks

This link takes you to a list of all published Redbooks and Redpapers for IBM i. Sort by “publish date” to see the most recent documentation.

IBM i Services

This developerWorks web page has the latest information on IBM i Services.

IBM WebSphere Application Server for IBM i

This IBM Support web page is a great starting point for information on the IBM WebSphere Application Server on IBM i.

Application Tracing with the QTRC APIs

This article explains how to instrument application code with the QTRC APIs for improved diagnostics.

Backup, Recovery & Media Services (BRMS) for i

This developerWorks web page has all the latest information for BRMS.

Batch Model

This article is an introduction on how to use the Batch Model performance tool available in Navigator for i.

Configure Collection Services

This article reviews key configuration changes you should make to Collection Services.

Db2 for i — Technology Updates

Your source for the latest Db2 for IBM i Technology Updates, PTFs, and updates by category, such as security and performance.

Db2 for i Knowledge Center

This is the primary clearinghouse for information on all versions of Db2 for IBM i.

Db2 for IBM i Wiki

IBM’s official Db2 for IBM i wiki, where you’ll find a variety of information from IBM’s leading experts on Db2 for i.

Find the Needle in the Haystack with Watches

This article explains how to use watches to be notified when elusive messages are sent to job logs.

Graph History

In this article, Lora Powell reviews the Graph History feature added to Navigator for i in the 7.3 release. IBM broke the link; contact Dawn for a soft copy PDF.

Health Indicators

This article reviews the Health Indicators, which are part of the Performance tasks in Navigator for i.

IBM Db2 Web Query for i

The official IBM web page for IBM i Db2 Web Query, a data analytics tool.

IBM Fix Central

This is where you’ll find fixes for IBM i and any other IBM product you own. Requires an IBMid and password.

IBM i and POWER8

This article by Chris Francois reviews the key features of POWER8 and the IBM i support for them.

IBM i developerWorks – Articles

Find articles written on IBM i technical topics at this website.

IBM i Open Source

Visit this bitbucket repository for authoritative documentation for IBM i Open Source Software.

IBM i Performance Data Investigator

This article reviews the features of the IBM i Performance Data Investigator.

IBM i Performance FAQ

This document covers IBM i performance tools, performance analysis concepts, and answers many common questions about IBM i performance.

IBM i Wait Accounting

This article describes what wait accounting is and explains why threads wait and how you can use wait accounting to troubleshoot performance problems or to improve the performance of your applications.

IBM i Wiki (IBM website)

An IBM i Wiki hosted by IBM developerWorks.

IBM i Wiki (

A community wiki dedicated to the IBM i.

IBM i Wikipedia Page

This link takes you to the Wikipedia page for IBM i.

IBM iDoctor for IBM i

This link takes you to the IBM iDoctor for i presentations page where you can find a variety of performance reference materials. You can also learn more about iDoctor from this web site.

IBM Power Systems Technical Webinar Series

This link takes you to the web page for the IBM Power Systems Technical Webinars. You can find information about upcoming webinars as well as replays for past sessions. This is a great resource to keep current on the latest technical topics.

IBM Systems Workload Estimator

The IBM Systems Workload Estimator (WLE) is a web-based sizing tool for IBM Power Systems.

IBM Techdocs Library

This link takes you to the IBM Techdocs Library with the search pre-filled in for IBM i.

Introduction to Db2 Symmetric Multiprocessing for IBM i

Mike Cain’s educational paper on Db2 for IBM i Symmetric Multiprocessing Database Parallelism.

Maximum Number of Jobs and Job Table Warning Customization

This article describes how you can customize the threshold at which the job table warning message is sent.

Move Objects with Access Client Solutions

This article reviews how to use Access Client Solutions’ IFS task to move objects between IBM i partitions.

Parallelism on IBM i

IBM’s Mike Cain explains the importance of the introduction of parallelism for IBM i on Power.

Performance Management for Power Systems

The official IBM web page for the Performance Management for Power Systems offering.

Process Your Db2 for i Indexes in Parallel

This technical paper by Kent Milligan explains the Db2 Symmetric MultiProcessing (Db2 SMP) licensed feature.

SMP and How It Affects Batch Run Times

This document describes how SMP affects batch run times.

The Performance Adjuster

This article explains how to “tune the tuner” using Work with Shared Pools.

Upgrade to IBM i 7.4 for Simplified Security

This article review the latest security features in the IBM i 7.4 release.

Young i Professionals (YIPs)

The Young i Professionals are an international group of IBM i technology professionals.  Visit this wiki to find out more about their projects.