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IBM Power Systems EXTRA, AIX Edition
AIX Edition • June 06, 2018
HMC Firmware
Firmware on the New POWER HMC 

In the third installment of this series, AIX expert Jacqui Lynch explains how to upgrade the firmware on the new Power Systems HMC.
On x86-based HMCs there were Bios updates that were supposed to be installed. For the most part people didn’t do these and the readme for the HMC software doesn’t mention them. The new Power HMC is a 1U POWER8 server and it needs to have its firmware updated periodically. It’s based on the 8001-12C OpenPOWER LC system. Since it’s a Linux-only box, this is done differently than firmware on your regular Power Systems server. This is because it is running a different hypervisor.

Get step-by-step instructions  →
Quick Takes From the IBM i Community 
IBM i is more than an OS or a bunch of servers humming away in a data center—it’s a vibrant community that’s more than the sum of its parts, and that’s been the case since the platform’s inception 30 years ago. To illustrate that point, IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems edition caught up with user group leaders, business partners, clients and the IBM Power Systems* Academic Initiative to get their take on the IBM i community and the future of the platform.
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Query, Reporting, & Analytics with IBM i: 30 Minute Webinar, June 21, 2018.
NGS-IQ simplifies query, reporting, and analytics. We'll highlight features for Excel users, show how to automate email report delivery, review Web reporting, and look at the SmartView OLAP module.
RSVP today. 800-824-1220 →
Applying VIOS Rules Post-Install 
In this blog post, technical editor Rob McNelly explains how AIX clients can apply VIO server rules post-installation. 
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Michael Ryan iTalk
Michael Ryan Discusses i-UG and Running User Groups 
Paul Tuohy talks with Mike Ryan about i-UG in the U.K. and running user groups in this episode of iTalk With Tuohy.    
Listen to the full podcast or read the transcript →
Stop Building Customized Extracts
With IBM’s Db2 Web Query DataMigrator, you can automate data extraction, transformation, replication and load processes off your own IBM i Job Scheduler or based on an event. Supports log based replication and non Db2 for i databases.
Learn more or try it out with the new EZ-Install Trial Package 
Improve IBM i Developer Productivity by 50%
Content by Fresche Solutions
Do you ever find yourself thinking, "There has to be a better way to do this?” Join Fresche’s Ray Everhart and United Heritage’s Rob McBride for this live session that demonstrates the business value derived from application documentation, analysis and better understanding of your IBM i applications. LEARN MORE →


Low-code Now Available for IBM i
Content by LANSA
This webinar will explain what low-code technology is and how it can be leveraged to address the specific challenges faced by the IBM i community. You will see a live demo of the LANSA low-code platform to see how easy it is to modernize and extend your IBM i applications. LEARN MORE →


More Upcoming Events | View Past Webinars On-Demand
i Power
International i-Power Conference is back in Milton Keynes: International i-Power is on June 12-13 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Milton Keynes.
The conference is organized by the UK’s IBM i User Group i-UG.
Michigan IBM Power Systems Technical Education Conference: The 13th Annual Michigan IBM i Technical Education Conference is June 14 – the Midwest’s premier IBM Power Systems educational and networking event with world-class presenters.
Choose from over 50 sessions; at VisTa Tech Center, Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI.
Common Europe Congress 2018: The Common Europe Congress brings together hundreds of Power System experts, users, vendors and like-minded professionals under one roof to network, learn and share best practices.  Over 75 sessions offered at Novotel Warsaw Centrum, Warsaw, Poland on June 17-20, 2018.
OCEAN TechCon18: World-Class Training by World-Class Speakers on July 19-21. Over 50 Educational Sessions. Premier Vendor Solutions Expo. Exceptional Value. Join Your Community at the Largest Annual IBM i Gathering in the West; at National University, Costa Mesa, CA.
RPG & DB2 Summit: The leading IBM i development experts will convene in Chicago, October 2-4, 2018, to show you how to wow your users with modern applications built with IBM i data and business logic.
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