New IBM i-Related Redbooks, and a Bunch More in the Works
March 2, 2009 Timothy Prickett Morgan
In the past few weeks, IBM and the team of techies who put together its Redbooks, Redpapers, and Technotes have updated two relevant i technical documents and are cooking up an important one that all i shops should keep their eyes out for later this year.
The IBM BladeCenter JS12 and JS22 Implementation Guide, SG24-7655-00, is a good starting point for your nightly reading if you want to install i 6.1 AIX, or Linux on IBM’s JS12 or JS22 Power6-based blade servers. This blade guide, which came out on December 29 last year, was updated with new information on January 12. The draft of the Security Guide for IBM i V6.1, SG24-7680-00, came out on January 27, and is also indispensable reading if you have responsibility for securing your i 6.1 platform.
IBM is also looking for volunteers to come help put together the IBM i 6.1 Capacity Planning and Performance Management, PW-9036-R01. But don’t apply just yet, since IBM is not accepting nominations to participate in the residency program that yields end user and IBM techie input into Redbooks and Redpapers. The six-week residency will run from July 13 through August 21, and in a bit of a surprise, IBM only needs three volunteers and they will be set up in Poughkeepsie, New York, the mainframe lab and factory, not in Rochester, Minnesota, the former AS/400 lab.
If you do have some time on your hands, IBM has a BladeCenter Implementation Guide Update residency open that runs from March 30 through April 24, PW-9103-R01. A residency for Effectively Using IBM i IASPs (Moving to IASPs under IBM i), PW-9041-R01, starts on April 20 and runs through May 22; and another one for Performance Tuning for IBM i, PW-9045-R01. Nominations are not yet open for these last two residencies, either, which are also in Pokie. I realize that techies can work anywhere in the world–just like journalists and smartasses do–but not having these done in Rochester seems odd.
IBM is also having a residency in Austin, Texas, from April 6 through May 1 for the future IBM Power 520/550 System Builder 1H 2009 Update, PW-9131-R01.