Topic: Daily Care and Feeding of IBM i

Date:Tuesday January 15, 2019

Team SEMIUG Strike

SEMIUG Strikes Team: David Cary, Jim Thompson, Doug Rezanka, Dan Bale
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: BrassCraft Manufacturing Company
39600 Orchard Hill Place
Novi, MI 48375-5331 (map)
Speaker:Larry Bolhuis
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Presentation:IBMi Care and Feeding

IBM i and IBM Power Systems combine to deliver a fabulously reliable environment. The operating system has rich work management capability and strong error reporting. Despite that you shouldn't ignore it or you will eventually find yourself dealing with something serious. In this session we'll cover the things you need to watch and understand allowing you to deal with them before they become serious issues.

  1. Learn where to look and what to look for to know how your system is running.
  2. Learn what to configure for automatic reporting of errors and problem.
  3. Learn the points at which you need to begin to apply effort well before issues occur.
  4. Be able to tell management: "Yes our IBM i is running well!"

About the Presenter

Larry Bolhuis

Larry has grown up with computers since his father became a CE in 1967. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calvin College in 1982 and soon after began working on IBM midrange equipment with the S/34 and S/36. Larry began working on the AS/400 at its introduction In 1988.

After spending many years as a developer Larry began working on communications, networking, and systems management tasks. Years of working with SNA, SDLC, SNADS, APPC, APPN followed by Token Ring, Ethernet, and TCP/IP taught strong communications troubleshooting skills. In addition to networking on the IBM side Larry learned the infrastructure components of the network including switches routers and firewalls, working chiefly with Cisco equipment.

In 15 years as an IBM Business partner Larry worked with IBMs systems from design through implementation and migration. He has worked on the smallest and largest and everything in between. He has been involved in many Beta and other early release programs with IBM. Larry has held more than 30 IBM certifications on the AS/400, iSeries, System i and Power Systems, including IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert and is a contributing author to many IBM Certification tests.

Larry is a frequent and award winning speaker at users groups around North America covering Systems design and management, networking and connectivity, work management, PTF, and Hardware Management Console topics. He has been a long time volunteer and speaker with COMMON and has been awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and also it's highest Honor the Distinguished Service Award. Larry currently serves as the president of COMMON.

Team Strike with Larry and Laura

Larry, David, Doug, Jim, Dan, and Laura