In the 5.4 release, IBM introduced the Work with Traces (WRKTRC) command. This is a handy little utility that allows you to review all the traces that may be active on a partition, as well as a centralized interface for managing traces.(more…)
This topic is one I know many i users are very familiar with, but I get questions often enough about managing disk space that I thought a review of the parameters controlling disk space consumption and managing disk space growth would be a worthwhile topic.(more…)
A few weeks ago, I wrote about Job Trace, followed by an update on how you can instrument your applications for IBM i job trace. Job trace is but one of many tools used to collect diagnostic data on i.(more…)
The Application/Administration Runtime Expert (5733ARE) product was announced in June 2010 and when this product first became available, several articles were written about it. However, since that time there has been less written and when I’ve asked clients if they are aware of this product and what it can do, I’ve discovered that many people are not familiar with it.
Fast forward to 2020, and the story is the same, other than IBM has renamed the product to Administration Runtime Expert. If you have more than 2 IBM i partitions, you should be interested in ARE.(more…)
Last week I wrote about the IBM i Job Trace capabilities. In that article, I briefly mentioned that you can instrument your own application so you can collect your own trace data as part of a job trace.(more…)