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AIX Edition • July 11, 2018
Of Dials and Switches: An Introduction to Tuning the AIX Kernel
Of Dials and Switches: An Introduction to Tuning the AIX Kernel 

AIX, Linux and most UNIX variants have a set of kernel tuning options that administrators can manipulate. To varying degrees, these options, these dials and switches, let you adjust attributes of the particular kernel you’re running in your environment.

The kernel is the heart of any operating system. A major function of this core code is to provide access to the hardware on which it runs. How that access is granted―and more importantly, the degree to which it’s granted―depends entirely on code routines that manipulate the four performance resource groups: CPU, memory, networking and storage.

AIX expert Mark Ray outlines tunables and the value they deliver in this article.

Learn more about tuning the AIX kernel  →
GDR for Power Systems Offers Automated Recovery Management 
IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency (GDR) for IBM Power Systems is a DR solution based on storage replication and VM restart technologies. GDR processing is tightly integrated with the Power HMC and VIOS infrastructure. IBMer Juliet Candee explains how GDR can facilitate automated recovery management. 
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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 →
Open Source Has Never Tasted So Good! 
What’s making open source so delicious? Yum! Simply put, yum is a complete revamp of how open source is created and delivered on IBM i. It streamlines the process of development, delivery, and installation. IBMer Jesse Gorzinski breaks down yum—and what it means for open source on IBM i—in this Open Your i blog.
Discover the latest in open source on IBM i →
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Steve Will
Steve Will on the IBM i 30th Anniversary, POWER9 Supercomputers and More 
Steve Will, chief architect of IBM i, discusses presentations surrounding the IBM i 30th Anniversary, being a grandfather and more in this episode of iTalk With Tuohy.   
Listen to the podcast or read the transcript →
Marco’s 2018 Technology Tradeshow
Join Marco September 13 to learn about latest trends in technology and experience a private concert by a famous American rock band!
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Top 5 Encryption Myths for IBM i Users
Content by Syncsort
Join Syncsort and Patrick Townsend, Founder & CEO of Townsend Security, to set the record straight on the top 5 encryption myths for IBM i users. LEARN MORE →


Mission Possible: Use RPG Assets to Deliver Web and Mobile Experiences
Content by Rocket Software
What if you could use your RPG applications to power the next generation of modern apps, including the intuitive web and mobile user experiences your customers demand, without having to touch the code? Join Rocket and the expert operators from IBM as we decode the secrets of application modernization. LEARN MORE →


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