by Dawn May | Apr 12, 2010 | SQL, Spooled files, Navigator for i, Availability, BRMS, Db2 for i, Networking, Performance, Programming, Security
Finally, the time has come when I can start talking about our 7.1 release! It’s not been a secret that 7.1 would be available this year, but other than the high-level statements of direction, no details about the release were shared publicly. Now we can start to share the details.
by Dawn May | Mar 15, 2010 | Networking
With IBM i 6.1 and the required PTFs (SI30956 and its requisite PTFs), the IBM i can participate in a network as a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) client. In other words, a system administrator could configure an IBM i to get IP addresses from a DHCP server rather than manually assigning an IP address to each network interface (line) on the system. The system can also obtain other configuration information from the DHCP server, such as a default gateway or other routes and a list of DNS servers and domain names that can be used when resolving host names to IP addresses.