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3 Ways to Use IBM i Monitoring Software to Reduce Unscheduled Downtime

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iStock_000062106332_XXXLarge_web.jpgMost people use IBM i System Monitoring and Notification software (System Monitoring) to alert on-call responders for items needing manual intervention such as program errors, disk drive spikes, and runaway jobs.

Beyond this common functionality, there are three configurations you can use in IBM i System Monitoring software like my MessageFlex software, to automatically detect and deal with unexpected downtime.

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Using IBM i Monitoring Software to Monitor for Disconnected Jobs

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IBM i monitoring software and disconnected jobsIBM 5250 Telnet sessions are not dead, but occasionally you have to kill one.

A lot of shops in the IBM i community still use old-fashioned Telnet terminal emulators such as the Personal Communications product that comes with IBM i Access for Windows, third party emulators like Mochasoft’s TN5250, or generic Telnet emulators that come with ...

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Software for IBM i/AS400 Helps Keep Manufacturers Up and Running

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AS/400,IBM i, Message MonitoringManufacturers have a challenge that is a drumbeat 24/7 – get materials in, send goods out. The ability to keep operations flowing smoothly is a key to profitability, especially in models where margins are small and volume is the big driver of revenue.

Even small glitches on your AS/400 or IBM i can create costly delays. Here are 2 areas where a small ...

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4 AS400 Error Messages That You Should Never Ignore

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Your IBM i is one of the sturdiest power systems around. That resiliency is a major factor in why the system is prized by banks, retail, medical, and other industries that need to adhere to strict compliance standards.

But even the sturdy AS400 is not immune to system failures, back-up issues, unusual password attempts, and even ordinary print screw-ups that all spell one thing –  TROUBLE – the kind of trouble that can result in lost time, lost revenue, ...

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