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AIX Edition • December 12, 2018
A Closer Look at the IBM PowerVM 3.1 Update
A Closer Look at the IBM PowerVM 3.1 Update 

IBM’s PowerVM virtualization software has been at the AIX 6.1 level for many years. On November 9, 2018, IBM made PowerVM 3.1 available and this level has a base of AIX 7.2 TL3. AIX expert Jaqui Lynch explains what users can expect in this article. 

Learn more about PowerVM 3.1  →
PowerDraw Helps Clients Visualize Their Power Systems Virtualized Environment 
IBM Power Systems clients love the flexibility and capability provided by IBM PowerVM system software. Unfortunately, this flexibility can lead to system implementations that can be hard to manage, document and visualize. PowerDraw was developed to provide our clients the ability to visualize what’s been configured on a given managed system, automatically document key components within their PowerVM design and graphically drill down to key elements within the PowerVM design. Learn how this new IBM Systems Lab Services asset can help directly from the experts who created it. 
Discover more about PowerDraw →
Your organization needs to be thinking differently about your backup & DR strategy
The true cause of concern is an organization’s status quo: 80% of IBM i users currently backup to tape and 40% of companies have no DR plan at all. Don’t get caught like the many organizations we’ve seen with inefficient exposed backup data and no DR plan!
See what VAULT400 has to offer→
Investigate Prestart Jobs 
In this i Can blog post, IBM i expert Dawn May continues her series on prestart jobs by discussing the Performance Data Investigator (PDI) function. With PDI and Collection Services data, you can display many different types of metrics—job statistics, wait information, CPU utilization, page faults, storage allocation, I/O, and more—in a variety of ways:  partition overviews, by job name, generic job name, job user profile, job current user profile, subsystem, server type, and job pool. This information is helpful in general, but some perspectives are particularly useful for prestart server jobs.
Read more about Performance Data Investigator →
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IBM i at Think 2019: What’s in it for you?
IBM i at Think 2019: What’s in it for you? 

IBM Think 2019 is where you’ll find the people who are changing how we work by architecting the next generation of cloud, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity technology. They will be sharing this with you in over 2,000 sessions, certifications and labs.

What’s in it for you, the IBM i user and fan? Read on to learn more about three sessions that Alison Butterill and her IBM i team are delivering in San Francisco. 

Discover what sessions you won't want to miss  →
Launchpad to POWER9
Valid reasons exist to upgrade to the new POWER9 platform. Learn why new hardware matters, what new workloads it runs and how to prepare for an upgrade, with extended coverage in both IBM Systems magazine and online. And look for the Launchpad to POWER9 webinar series.
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IBM i’s Great Debate: Security versus Systems Maintenance
Content by HelpSystems
Join us as we kick-off the Launchpad to POWER9 Webinar Series! IBM Power Systems enables the most data-intensive and mission critical workloads to leverage the benefits of a multicloud environment. In this webinar, you will learn how cloud solutions on Power Systems simplify your journey to the multicloud.


SUSE Solutions for SAP HANA on Power Systems
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Learn the newest capabilities that SUSE offers for SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems, and why SUSE solutions are your best choice for reliability, performance and ease of deployment.


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IBM THINK 2019: Sharpen your skills. Get hands-on experience with the latest technology. Extend your professional network into one of the world's most celebrated communities of technologists and thought leaders. And have some fun while you're at it. Join us at IBM's flagship business and technology conference Feb 12-15 at Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA.
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