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Webinar: Things to Consider When Moving to the Cloud

Things to Consider When Moving to the Cloud

Wednesday,  February 8th, 11 am EST

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In this webinar, you’ll learn what you need to know and understand in order to have a successful migration.

We’ll discuss what you need to think about when moving to the cloud. It’s not as easy as just moving your workload from one machine to another.

Join to learn:

  • Costs associated with moving
  • What you should be moving to the cloud
  • Understanding Planning, migration, testing, and more.

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Focus 2023 

Focus 2023

Februrary 14-15

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Focus 2023 is an event hosted by Common User Group, with half-day virtual workshops that deep dive into various IT topics. Learn in-depth each topic and ask questions from the experts presenting when you attend this exciting educational event.

Join Pete Massiello and Steve Pitcher for their session, Learn From Experience: Principles of IBM i Administration You Need to Know.


iBasics: Basics of Enterprise Identity Management

iBasics: Basics of Enterprise Identity Management

Wednesday,  February 1st, 11 am EST

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Did you know you have a completely free and proven method to eliminate help desk support calls for your IBM i? Did you know it’s already installed on your IBM i and you just need to configure it? Steve will show you all about Enterprise Identity Mapping to simplify your users’ experience with single sign-on and eliminating the need for passwords on your IBM i!…

Power8 End of Support and What It Means

iPOWER Hour Episode 42: Power8 End of Support and What It Means

In Episode 42, Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk about the recent Power8 End of Support Announcement. Listen as they discuss what end of support actually means, what you need to worry about, when you should start looking to upgrade, whether you should go to a Power9 or Power10, and more. 

Our Top 10 IBM i Webinars of 2022

While much of our focus is on the year ahead, we wanted to pause and take a moment to look back at our Top 10 Webinars of 2022. 

10. Tips & Tricks to Saving Disk Space and Improving Performance

What can you do to stop the rampant growth of data that’s eating up disk space? How do you improve system performance? Come to this session to find out how to make the most out of your existing configuration. 

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9. Understanding, Configuring,  and Using LAN Console

This brief but informative live session and will give you everything you’ll need to know to become a LAN Console wizard in under 30 minutes!

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8. Basics of Ransomware Protection on IBM i

Notice how everyone has gotten hit with some kind of ransomware in the last couple of years?

There’s a reason for that: IBM i misconfiguration. Steve will show you what to look out for to properly protect your system from ransomware.

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7. Basics of Firmware

Let’s get back to the basics. These sessions are designed for anyone starting out as an IBM i system admin, looking to refresh their knowledge, or looking to learn more.
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6. The Value of Staying Current

There are many benefits to keeping your OS and your hardware current — even when things seem to be going smooth.

In this webinar, Pete Massiello will cover:

  • Benefits and system health factors of staying up to date

  • Compatibility factors to look out for when upgrading

  • Tips to determine which version you should upgrade to (7.3, 7.4, or 7.5)

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5. What You Need to Know to Upgrade to IBM i 7.4 or 7.5

In this webinar, Pete Massiello covers what’s new on IBM i 7.5, planning tips, pre-requisites, and post-installation requirements for a successful OS Upgrade.
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4. Sips & Tricks: HMC Networking

This session covers:

The HMC public and private interfaces. How to configure host name, DNS, NTP, Routes, Firewall. How to allow remote access.

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3. System Admin Survival Guide: Commands to Know

Have you been thrust into the IBM wilderness, but don’t know how to use the tools to survive? Learn about the basic IBM i commands that you need to know in order to be a professional IBM i system administrator.
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2. Tactical Security Day

2023 Live Q&A

2023 Live Q&A


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Starting a new year may bring new questions and uncertainties as we move ahead. Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc will host an interactive Live Q&A, leaving no stone unturned.

Ask your questions covering the future of IBM i, End of Service & Support dates, general system admin concerns, security, and more. We welcome question submissions ahead of time, but will also be answering questions in real-time in the webinar chat.

iPOWER Hour Episode 41: IBM i 7.3 End of Support and What It Means

In Episode 41, Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk about the 7.3 End of Support Announcement. Listen as they discuss where IBM i 7.3 runs, where it doesn’t, the cost of staying on 7.3 vs. upgrading, how to know if you should go to IBM i 7.4 or IBM i 7.5, when to start planning your upgrade, and more.