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AS400 job posting

Hello.  I am looking for a person for an as400 system administrator
for a contract position. This is a 1-2 week job to overhaul an as400
server.  This is a hourly contract.  Please send a reply and resume to
qwilliams@nimbleservices.com

Thanks,

Qiana
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8/25/2004 7:32:40 PM
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What does one do to "overhaul" an AS/400?

BTW, I know of no AS/400 shops that have a system administrator.  There are
generally programmers and operators.

chuck
Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.

"Qiana" <qwilliams@nimbleservices.com> wrote in message
news:7bb6d419.0408251132.6d3161ee@posting.google.com...
> Hello.  I am looking for a person for an as400 system administrator
> for a contract position. This is a 1-2 week job to overhaul an as400
> server.  This is a hourly contract.  Please send a reply and resume to
> qwilliams@nimbleservices.com
>
> Thanks,
>
> Qiana


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sorry45 (254)
8/25/2004 11:52:53 PM
Many of us are professional System Admin. types.  Larger 400 shops I have
worked in can have 3-6 people just for admin. tasks.

-- 
Doug Hart
http://dhart.no-ip.info


"Qiana" <qwilliams@nimbleservices.com> wrote in message
news:7bb6d419.0408251132.6d3161ee@posting.google.com...
> Hello.  I am looking for a person for an as400 system administrator
> for a contract position. This is a 1-2 week job to overhaul an as400
> server.  This is a hourly contract.  Please send a reply and resume to
> qwilliams@nimbleservices.com
>
> Thanks,
>
> Qiana


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FultonNY (22)
8/26/2004 2:22:42 AM
Chuck Ackerman wrote:
> What does one do to "overhaul" an AS/400?
> 
> BTW, I know of no AS/400 shops that have a system administrator.

I know of several, including my current principal 
client.  It's common in large enterprise environments, 
especially those that have several enterprise platforms.

> There are
> generally programmers and operators.
> 
> chuck
> Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.
> 
> "Qiana" <qwilliams@nimbleservices.com> wrote in message
> news:7bb6d419.0408251132.6d3161ee@posting.google.com...
> 
>>Hello.  I am looking for a person for an as400 system administrator
>>for a contract position. This is a 1-2 week job to overhaul an as400
>>server.  This is a hourly contract.  Please send a reply and resume to
>>qwilliams@nimbleservices.com
>>
>>Thanks,
>>
>>Qiana
> 
> 
> 


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jonball (677)
8/26/2004 5:47:03 AM
Doug,

Glad you chimed in.  We are a small shop with an I.T. group of only 30
people so we don't have such a position.   Can you describe what an AS/400
system administrator does and how it would be different from a computer
operator?

Also, maybe you can explain what an "AS/400 overhaul" is.

chuck
Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.

"Doug Hart" <FultonNY@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:SPbXc.172658$bp1.42132@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Many of us are professional System Admin. types.  Larger 400 shops I have
> worked in can have 3-6 people just for admin. tasks.
>
> -- 
> Doug Hart
> http://dhart.no-ip.info
>
>
> "Qiana" <qwilliams@nimbleservices.com> wrote in message
> news:7bb6d419.0408251132.6d3161ee@posting.google.com...
> > Hello.  I am looking for a person for an as400 system administrator
> > for a contract position. This is a 1-2 week job to overhaul an as400
> > server.  This is a hourly contract.  Please send a reply and resume to
> > qwilliams@nimbleservices.com
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Qiana
>
>


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sorry45 (254)
8/26/2004 2:29:41 PM
Here is what I have on my web site (the site runs on my home AS/400 at
dhart.no-ip.info ).  As you can see Security, Tuning, Networking, High
Availibility, Backup DRP Planning are some of the tasks.  Also, higher level
system programming as in Exit Point programs and heavy use of APIs.

Not sure what is ment by an overhaul.   Could be security audit, performance
tuning, OS upgrade and getting current on PTF's, or just a good  house
keeping to recover DASD.  This link shows more
http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/obj355.shtml.  I am a Certified IBM
iSeries (AS/400) System Administrator.

I mostly work in large shops with multipal system and many of these can be
LPARed into many partitions.  However any shop can benifit from having a
System Health Check as one business partner I sub out to calls it.

  Technical Skills:
  a.. iSeries Logical Partitioning (LPAR) for V5R1
  b.. AS/400 work management (systems performance tuning)
  c.. AS/400 security (implementation and audit)
  d.. OS/400 operating system (upgrades and maintenance)
  e.. System migrations (CISC to RISC and RISC to RISC)
  (and server consolidation)
  f.. Data Center operations (lights out operation)
  g.. AS/400 WEB Serving (Internet/Intranet WEB Master)
  h.. AS/400 peer to peer networking SNA & TCP/ip
  (also PC and Mainframe connectivity)
  i.. 3rd party software product support (60+ packages -
  ShowCase, DataMirror, MIMIX, FastFAX, FaxStar, ...)
  j.. AS/400 systems high availability (backup and recovery)
  k.. Strong RPG programmer (superior CLP programmer)
  l.. Net.Data w/SQL WEB development (e-business)
         Hardware Services:
  a.. LPAR Setups
  b.. Disk (DASD) upgrades
  c.. Memory installs
  d.. And much more ...

-- 
Doug Hart
http://dhart.no-ip.info


"Chuck Ackerman" <Sorry@NoSpam.com> wrote in message
news:ptmXc.8366$QJ3.3573@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> Doug,
>
> Glad you chimed in.  We are a small shop with an I.T. group of only 30
> people so we don't have such a position.   Can you describe what an AS/400
> system administrator does and how it would be different from a computer
> operator?
>
> Also, maybe you can explain what an "AS/400 overhaul" is.
>
> chuck
> Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.
>
> "Doug Hart" <FultonNY@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:SPbXc.172658$bp1.42132@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > Many of us are professional System Admin. types.  Larger 400 shops I
have
> > worked in can have 3-6 people just for admin. tasks.
> >
> > -- 
> > Doug Hart
> > http://dhart.no-ip.info
> >
> >
> > "Qiana" <qwilliams@nimbleservices.com> wrote in message
> > news:7bb6d419.0408251132.6d3161ee@posting.google.com...
> > > Hello.  I am looking for a person for an as400 system administrator
> > > for a contract position. This is a 1-2 week job to overhaul an as400
> > > server.  This is a hourly contract.  Please send a reply and resume to
> > > qwilliams@nimbleservices.com
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Qiana
> >
> >
>
>


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FultonNY (22)
8/26/2004 8:32:06 PM
"Chuck Ackerman" <Sorry@NoSpam.com> wrote in message news:<ptmXc.8366$QJ3.3573@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com>...
> Doug,
> 
> Glad you chimed in.  We are a small shop with an I.T. group of only 30
> people so we don't have such a position.   Can you describe what an AS/400
> system administrator does and how it would be different from a computer
> operator?
> 
> Also, maybe you can explain what an "AS/400 overhaul" is.
> 
> chuck
> Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.
> 
> "Doug Hart" <FultonNY@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:SPbXc.172658$bp1.42132@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > Many of us are professional System Admin. types.  Larger 400 shops I have
> > worked in can have 3-6 people just for admin. tasks.
> >
> > -- 
> > Doug Hart
> > http://dhart.no-ip.info
> >
> >
> > "Qiana" <qwilliams@nimbleservices.com> wrote in message
> > news:7bb6d419.0408251132.6d3161ee@posting.google.com...
> > > Hello.  I am looking for a person for an as400 system administrator
> > > for a contract position. This is a 1-2 week job to overhaul an as400
> > > server.  This is a hourly contract.  Please send a reply and resume to
> > > qwilliams@nimbleservices.com
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Qiana
> >
> >
Gee Chuck, I am an iSeries Systems Administrator.

I am QSECOFR.

I do what you do.

I plan, and implement, all iSeries hardware, and software upgrades to
include cumulative PTF application.

I read the entire PSP, including the "Memo To Users" documents, to
anticipate, and prepare for, any glitches in the upgrade process.  i.e
there is a section leading to "unsupported hardware" concerning
Ethernet Cards, and SPD sidecars, that you seem to have missed during
your last upgrade.

Daily, I manage all of our iSeries resources, and am the first person
to be consulted concerning application interfaces, and best connection
motifs. I manage the WAS environment, and deploy new ears as they
become available.  By the way, we use ODBC, Java, and PHP within our
web services.  We mix, and match depending upon the specific
requirements.

Nothing goes into the production job scheduler, without first passing
through me.

So I guess, the main job of a iSeries System Administrator, is to keep
management types, from micro-managing system resources, and the
overall daily operational flow. My 3 main priorities are Data
Integrity, System Security, and Availability.  My Director gives me
complete autonomy over all system management functions. My Director is
most happy, because she NEVER receives calls like:

"I've lost all my financial data, because the server crashed" from the
Finance Director.  ALL of our CRITICAL data files are on the iSeries.
We have absolutely never, ever lost any of our critical data.  Oh
sure, we've lost drives, but even with what IBM charges, we mirror
them all.

We have, however, received calls about all the other junk servers
like:

"The Network Server has just kicked me out, again." Novell
"Where did my mail go?" Groupwise
"I can't get into the internet." Cisco
"I can't print."  Any combination of the above.

I think you don't need an administrator, because, from your previous
posts, I get the feeling that you do it all. And if you ain't doing
it, your standing over the shoulder, of the person that is.

Yeah, I already know you just threw the question out there to "bait"
those of us who ARE Administrators, just so you could drone on, and
blather about how YOU think iSeries shops should be run.  We've heard
it all before, and you have become quite trite, and boring on the
subject. No one really cares what a great shop you run, or how you
manage it. Is this a flame? Oh goodness, I hope so!

Dragon
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dragnoak1 (1)
8/26/2004 8:53:37 PM
Doug,

Thanks for the reply.  Seems that system administrator is just another term
for Computer Operator.  Probably shops where the AS/400 is a minority would
use that term since it's taken from PC, Unix or mainframe jargon.   Shops
that grew up from the ground in IBM midrange (or the management grew up in
IBM midrange) generally don't use the SysAdmin term in an AS/400
environment.

chuck
Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.

"Doug Hart" <FultonNY@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:aNrXc.47431$Kt5.46575@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Here is what I have on my web site (the site runs on my home AS/400 at
> dhart.no-ip.info ).  As you can see Security, Tuning, Networking, High
> Availibility, Backup DRP Planning are some of the tasks.  Also, higher
level
> system programming as in Exit Point programs and heavy use of APIs.
>
> Not sure what is ment by an overhaul.   Could be security audit,
performance
> tuning, OS upgrade and getting current on PTF's, or just a good  house
> keeping to recover DASD.  This link shows more
> http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/obj355.shtml.  I am a Certified IBM
> iSeries (AS/400) System Administrator.
>
> I mostly work in large shops with multipal system and many of these can be
> LPARed into many partitions.  However any shop can benifit from having a
> System Health Check as one business partner I sub out to calls it.
>
>   Technical Skills:
>   a.. iSeries Logical Partitioning (LPAR) for V5R1
>   b.. AS/400 work management (systems performance tuning)
>   c.. AS/400 security (implementation and audit)
>   d.. OS/400 operating system (upgrades and maintenance)
>   e.. System migrations (CISC to RISC and RISC to RISC)
>   (and server consolidation)
>   f.. Data Center operations (lights out operation)
>   g.. AS/400 WEB Serving (Internet/Intranet WEB Master)
>   h.. AS/400 peer to peer networking SNA & TCP/ip
>   (also PC and Mainframe connectivity)
>   i.. 3rd party software product support (60+ packages -
>   ShowCase, DataMirror, MIMIX, FastFAX, FaxStar, ...)
>   j.. AS/400 systems high availability (backup and recovery)
>   k.. Strong RPG programmer (superior CLP programmer)
>   l.. Net.Data w/SQL WEB development (e-business)
>          Hardware Services:
>   a.. LPAR Setups
>   b.. Disk (DASD) upgrades
>   c.. Memory installs
>   d.. And much more ...
>
> -- 
> Doug Hart
> http://dhart.no-ip.info
>
>
> "Chuck Ackerman" <Sorry@NoSpam.com> wrote in message
> news:ptmXc.8366$QJ3.3573@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> > Doug,
> >
> > Glad you chimed in.  We are a small shop with an I.T. group of only 30
> > people so we don't have such a position.   Can you describe what an
AS/400
> > system administrator does and how it would be different from a computer
> > operator?
> >
> > Also, maybe you can explain what an "AS/400 overhaul" is.
> >
> > chuck
> > Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.
> >
> > "Doug Hart" <FultonNY@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:SPbXc.172658$bp1.42132@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > Many of us are professional System Admin. types.  Larger 400 shops I
> have
> > > worked in can have 3-6 people just for admin. tasks.
> > >
> > > -- 
> > > Doug Hart
> > > http://dhart.no-ip.info
> > >
> > >
> > > "Qiana" <qwilliams@nimbleservices.com> wrote in message
> > > news:7bb6d419.0408251132.6d3161ee@posting.google.com...
> > > > Hello.  I am looking for a person for an as400 system administrator
> > > > for a contract position. This is a 1-2 week job to overhaul an as400
> > > > server.  This is a hourly contract.  Please send a reply and resume
to
> > > > qwilliams@nimbleservices.com
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >
> > > > Qiana
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>


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sorry45 (254)
8/26/2004 8:53:39 PM
Chuck, if you think my skills (with 35 years of experience) are no more than
an operator I'll bet you one of my pay checks to four of yours, that should
be an even proposal.

-- 
Doug Hart
http://dhart.no-ip.info


"Chuck Ackerman" <Sorry@NoSpam.com> wrote in message
news:n5sXc.11955$b24.6252@newssvr27.news.prodigy.com...
> Doug,
>
> Thanks for the reply.  Seems that system administrator is just another
term
> for Computer Operator.  Probably shops where the AS/400 is a minority
would
> use that term since it's taken from PC, Unix or mainframe jargon.   Shops
> that grew up from the ground in IBM midrange (or the management grew up in
> IBM midrange) generally don't use the SysAdmin term in an AS/400
> environment.
>
> chuck
> Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.
>
> "Doug Hart" <FultonNY@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:aNrXc.47431$Kt5.46575@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > Here is what I have on my web site (the site runs on my home AS/400 at
> > dhart.no-ip.info ).  As you can see Security, Tuning, Networking, High
> > Availibility, Backup DRP Planning are some of the tasks.  Also, higher
> level
> > system programming as in Exit Point programs and heavy use of APIs.
> >
> > Not sure what is ment by an overhaul.   Could be security audit,
> performance
> > tuning, OS upgrade and getting current on PTF's, or just a good  house
> > keeping to recover DASD.  This link shows more
> > http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/obj355.shtml.  I am a Certified IBM
> > iSeries (AS/400) System Administrator.
> >
> > I mostly work in large shops with multipal system and many of these can
be
> > LPARed into many partitions.  However any shop can benifit from having a
> > System Health Check as one business partner I sub out to calls it.
> >
> >   Technical Skills:
> >   a.. iSeries Logical Partitioning (LPAR) for V5R1
> >   b.. AS/400 work management (systems performance tuning)
> >   c.. AS/400 security (implementation and audit)
> >   d.. OS/400 operating system (upgrades and maintenance)
> >   e.. System migrations (CISC to RISC and RISC to RISC)
> >   (and server consolidation)
> >   f.. Data Center operations (lights out operation)
> >   g.. AS/400 WEB Serving (Internet/Intranet WEB Master)
> >   h.. AS/400 peer to peer networking SNA & TCP/ip
> >   (also PC and Mainframe connectivity)
> >   i.. 3rd party software product support (60+ packages -
> >   ShowCase, DataMirror, MIMIX, FastFAX, FaxStar, ...)
> >   j.. AS/400 systems high availability (backup and recovery)
> >   k.. Strong RPG programmer (superior CLP programmer)
> >   l.. Net.Data w/SQL WEB development (e-business)
> >          Hardware Services:
> >   a.. LPAR Setups
> >   b.. Disk (DASD) upgrades
> >   c.. Memory installs
> >   d.. And much more ...
> >
> > -- 
> > Doug Hart
> > http://dhart.no-ip.info
> >
> >
> > "Chuck Ackerman" <Sorry@NoSpam.com> wrote in message
> > news:ptmXc.8366$QJ3.3573@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> > > Doug,
> > >
> > > Glad you chimed in.  We are a small shop with an I.T. group of only 30
> > > people so we don't have such a position.   Can you describe what an
> AS/400
> > > system administrator does and how it would be different from a
computer
> > > operator?
> > >
> > > Also, maybe you can explain what an "AS/400 overhaul" is.
> > >
> > > chuck
> > > Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.
> > >
> > > "Doug Hart" <FultonNY@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > > news:SPbXc.172658$bp1.42132@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > > Many of us are professional System Admin. types.  Larger 400 shops I
> > have
> > > > worked in can have 3-6 people just for admin. tasks.
> > > >
> > > > -- 
> > > > Doug Hart
> > > > http://dhart.no-ip.info
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Qiana" <qwilliams@nimbleservices.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:7bb6d419.0408251132.6d3161ee@posting.google.com...
> > > > > Hello.  I am looking for a person for an as400 system
administrator
> > > > > for a contract position. This is a 1-2 week job to overhaul an
as400
> > > > > server.  This is a hourly contract.  Please send a reply and
resume
> to
> > > > > qwilliams@nimbleservices.com
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks,
> > > > >
> > > > > Qiana
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>


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FultonNY (22)
8/27/2004 1:25:35 AM
Do Operators in your shop install new OS releases?

Sam

"Chuck Ackerman" <Sorry@NoSpam.com> wrote in message
news:n5sXc.11955$b24.6252@newssvr27.news.prodigy.com...
> Doug,
>
> Thanks for the reply.  Seems that system administrator is just another
term
> for Computer Operator.


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none9415 (338)
8/27/2004 2:18:47 AM
Planning an OS/400 upgrade is the big part of these projects, the actual
upgrade is quite automated.

With 19 iSeries systems/partitions running 4 major ERP applications (BPCS,
SAP, MAPICS & PRMS) and over 70 3rd party packages it can take a month to
just get ready for one system upgrade.  We always do our development systems
first and let our international staff(s) of development teams test before
doing any productions boxes.  Many of our systems have multiple terabytes of
DASD so just the full systems saves before the upgrade needs to be scheduled
(we use fiber drives that are shared across systems).  We run 7x24 and
upgrade outages are difficult to acquire especially to LPAR managing
partitions (P0).  We support companies from Germany & Italy to Hong Kong
(around 30 in all) so time zone differences become an issue.  We also have a
lot of real time cross system DB traffic (DDM, Data Mirror, MIMIX) so system
interdependencies must be accounted for.  Last 3 of our systems are setup
where English is not the primary language (yuck).

Our Data Center is so automated (lights out) we only have one contract
operator, and he works midnight to morning 5 days a week.  So we do not have
him execute upgrades.  Just the 3rd party software requirements (patches,
new keys/license, attached PC dependencies) surrounding an upgrade make it
more than what we would want him to do.  With all the environments we have
it is not unusual to be working on 2 OS upgrades at a time.  Right now we
have all the boxes at v5r2 but will soon be starting v5r3 projects.  It will
easily take over a year to move everything to this next level.

-- 
Doug Hart
http://dhart.no-ip.info


"SamL" <none@no_such_isp.com> wrote in message
news:xpmdnUxFdcaXB7PcRVn-pw@comcast.com...
> Do Operators in your shop install new OS releases?
>
> Sam
>


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FultonNY (22)
8/27/2004 3:10:21 AM
Chuck Ackerman wrote:

> Shops
> that grew up from the ground in IBM midrange (or the management grew up in
> IBM midrange) generally don't use the SysAdmin term in an AS/400
> environment.

Chuck, who did tell this to you? might be diffrent in yours and others?
doesn't it?

Dieter
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8/27/2004 8:00:24 AM
Chuck Ackerman wrote:
> Doug,
> 
> Thanks for the reply.  Seems that system administrator is just another term
> for Computer Operator.  Probably shops where the AS/400 is a minority would
> use that term since it's taken from PC, Unix or mainframe jargon.   Shops
> that grew up from the ground in IBM midrange (or the management grew up in
> IBM midrange) generally don't use the SysAdmin term in an AS/400 environment.

Uh...so what?

Got news for you:  not every AS/400-iSeries-i5
environment has a little 30-person IT staff.  At my
current large health-care client, just the admin-ops
staff is probably over 30 (not sure; they're in
buildings several miles from the corporate HQ, where I
work).  This outfit also has staff they refer to as
"application architects", and well-paid people whose
*sole* job is to understand and manage a sophisticated
job scheduler.  They have a group whose sole function
is to perform QA testing of new and modified programs,
and to install them using change management software;
everyday development programmers *never* move programs
into the production environment.  Yes, the company was
originally a big mainframe environment, but they are
moving away from the mainframes and intend to make the
i5 the principal enterprise platform.  I have worked at
other clients that have moved *up* to the iSeries in
the same manner, with a similar increase in
specialization of talent.

As the platform grew in sophistication, the need for
paper-loading, report-distributing, tape-mounting,
message-replying, relatively unskilled and largely
reactive operators shrank, and the requirement for more
proactive administrative people with more understanding
of security, communications, partitioning, and so on
grew.  The people administering those functions on many
of today's iSeries machines are not, and probably never
were, considered operators.

Face it:  your little AS/400 has grown up.  Those big, 
sophisticated shops just aren't out in low-density 
Chatsworth; they're down in Woodland Hills and over in 
Burbank:  HealthNet, Disney, Warner Bros., Wellpoint, 
Zenith and so on.  I'll bet some of those companies 
aren't afraid to use Websphere, either...

> 
> chuck
> Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.
> 
> "Doug Hart" <FultonNY@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:aNrXc.47431$Kt5.46575@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> 
>>Here is what I have on my web site (the site runs on my home AS/400 at
>>dhart.no-ip.info ).  As you can see Security, Tuning, Networking, High
>>Availibility, Backup DRP Planning are some of the tasks.  Also, higher
> 
> level
> 
>>system programming as in Exit Point programs and heavy use of APIs.
>>
>>Not sure what is ment by an overhaul.   Could be security audit,
> 
> performance
> 
>>tuning, OS upgrade and getting current on PTF's, or just a good  house
>>keeping to recover DASD.  This link shows more
>>http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/obj355.shtml.  I am a Certified IBM
>>iSeries (AS/400) System Administrator.
>>
>>I mostly work in large shops with multipal system and many of these can be
>>LPARed into many partitions.  However any shop can benifit from having a
>>System Health Check as one business partner I sub out to calls it.
>>
>>  Technical Skills:
>>  a.. iSeries Logical Partitioning (LPAR) for V5R1
>>  b.. AS/400 work management (systems performance tuning)
>>  c.. AS/400 security (implementation and audit)
>>  d.. OS/400 operating system (upgrades and maintenance)
>>  e.. System migrations (CISC to RISC and RISC to RISC)
>>  (and server consolidation)
>>  f.. Data Center operations (lights out operation)
>>  g.. AS/400 WEB Serving (Internet/Intranet WEB Master)
>>  h.. AS/400 peer to peer networking SNA & TCP/ip
>>  (also PC and Mainframe connectivity)
>>  i.. 3rd party software product support (60+ packages -
>>  ShowCase, DataMirror, MIMIX, FastFAX, FaxStar, ...)
>>  j.. AS/400 systems high availability (backup and recovery)
>>  k.. Strong RPG programmer (superior CLP programmer)
>>  l.. Net.Data w/SQL WEB development (e-business)
>>         Hardware Services:
>>  a.. LPAR Setups
>>  b.. Disk (DASD) upgrades
>>  c.. Memory installs
>>  d.. And much more ...
>>
>>-- 
>>Doug Hart
>>http://dhart.no-ip.info
>>
>>
>>"Chuck Ackerman" <Sorry@NoSpam.com> wrote in message
>>news:ptmXc.8366$QJ3.3573@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
>>
>>>Doug,
>>>
>>>Glad you chimed in.  We are a small shop with an I.T. group of only 30
>>>people so we don't have such a position.   Can you describe what an
> 
> AS/400
> 
>>>system administrator does and how it would be different from a computer
>>>operator?
>>>
>>>Also, maybe you can explain what an "AS/400 overhaul" is.
>>>
>>>chuck
>>>Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.
>>>
>>>"Doug Hart" <FultonNY@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
>>>news:SPbXc.172658$bp1.42132@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>>>
>>>>Many of us are professional System Admin. types.  Larger 400 shops I
>>
>>have
>>
>>>>worked in can have 3-6 people just for admin. tasks.
>>>>
>>>>-- 
>>>>Doug Hart
>>>>http://dhart.no-ip.info
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>"Qiana" <qwilliams@nimbleservices.com> wrote in message
>>>>news:7bb6d419.0408251132.6d3161ee@posting.google.com...
>>>>
>>>>>Hello.  I am looking for a person for an as400 system administrator
>>>>>for a contract position. This is a 1-2 week job to overhaul an as400
>>>>>server.  This is a hourly contract.  Please send a reply and resume
> 
> to
> 
>>>>>qwilliams@nimbleservices.com
>>>>>
>>>>>Thanks,
>>>>>
>>>>>Qiana
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
> 
> 







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jonball (677)
8/27/2004 11:54:04 AM
That's actually not all that uncommon, but anyway, an operator is nowhere 
near a good description of what a Sys Admin can do.

- Bob Comer


"SamL" <none@no_such_isp.com> wrote in message 
news:xpmdnUxFdcaXB7PcRVn-pw@comcast.com...
> Do Operators in your shop install new OS releases?
>
> Sam
>
> "Chuck Ackerman" <Sorry@NoSpam.com> wrote in message
> news:n5sXc.11955$b24.6252@newssvr27.news.prodigy.com...
>> Doug,
>>
>> Thanks for the reply.  Seems that system administrator is just another
> term
>> for Computer Operator.
>
> 


0
8/27/2004 12:44:16 PM
Personally, our organization goes with the term "Engineer" for our
positions.  A holdover from some older IBM terminology I beleive. 
Regardless of the term, IBM recognizes a difference between an
operator and an administrator.

I have certification from IBM in both titles, and there is a
significant difference in the subject matter.  But, as far as IBM is
concerned, I am a V5R2 Certified Systems Administrator - not an
operator.

Just my .02

Aaron




"Chuck Ackerman" <Sorry@NoSpam.com> wrote in message news:<n5sXc.11955$b24.6252@newssvr27.news.prodigy.com>...
> Doug,
> 
> Thanks for the reply.  Seems that system administrator is just another term
> for Computer Operator.  Probably shops where the AS/400 is a minority would
> use that term since it's taken from PC, Unix or mainframe jargon.   Shops
> that grew up from the ground in IBM midrange (or the management grew up in
> IBM midrange) generally don't use the SysAdmin term in an AS/400
> environment.
> 
> chuck
> Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.

<<Snipped longer part of thread>>
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stryker74 (2)
8/27/2004 1:27:28 PM
This is an interesting thread to read. Not sure why the semantics of job 
title are at issue.  Each employer calls positions differently.
I have done all the things described and was called Lead Operator. I 
still was underpaid for the long long long hours I put in.
Over the years I became a Systems Engineer and now I am a Highly 
Certified iSeries Expert with years and years of hands on experience.
Nobody gives a damn about it either.

The IBM Certifications are really a farce put in place to control the 
IBM Business Partners money chain and what they can sell. I Live it 
every day.
I know people who are certified for the iSeries that don't even know how 
to IPL the damn thing.
The truth is the System Admin. position has evolved from the lowly 
operators position solely because executives have pushed their
staff to do more with less. This simply means that the Admin. has had to 
adapt their skills to a higher level. This of course is not a bad thing 
either.
Job security, pay potential, and some prestige may apply. Who really 
cares what they call you as long as you are getting paid and paid well.

As far as the overhaul, maybe the muffler bearings and battery cams are 
leaky....




Dragon wrote:

>"Chuck Ackerman" <Sorry@NoSpam.com> wrote in message news:<ptmXc.8366$QJ3.3573@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com>...
>  
>
>>Doug,
>>
>>Glad you chimed in.  We are a small shop with an I.T. group of only 30
>>people so we don't have such a position.   Can you describe what an AS/400
>>system administrator does and how it would be different from a computer
>>operator?
>>
>>Also, maybe you can explain what an "AS/400 overhaul" is.
>>
>>chuck
>>Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.
>>
>>"Doug Hart" <FultonNY@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
>>news:SPbXc.172658$bp1.42132@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>>    
>>
>>>Many of us are professional System Admin. types.  Larger 400 shops I have
>>>worked in can have 3-6 people just for admin. tasks.
>>>
>>>-- 
>>>Doug Hart
>>>http://dhart.no-ip.info
>>>
>>>
>>>"Qiana" <qwilliams@nimbleservices.com> wrote in message
>>>news:7bb6d419.0408251132.6d3161ee@posting.google.com...
>>>      
>>>
>>>>Hello.  I am looking for a person for an as400 system administrator
>>>>for a contract position. This is a 1-2 week job to overhaul an as400
>>>>server.  This is a hourly contract.  Please send a reply and resume to
>>>>qwilliams@nimbleservices.com
>>>>
>>>>Thanks,
>>>>
>>>>Qiana
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>      
>>>
>Gee Chuck, I am an iSeries Systems Administrator.
>
>I am QSECOFR.
>
>I do what you do.
>
>I plan, and implement, all iSeries hardware, and software upgrades to
>include cumulative PTF application.
>
>I read the entire PSP, including the "Memo To Users" documents, to
>anticipate, and prepare for, any glitches in the upgrade process.  i.e
>there is a section leading to "unsupported hardware" concerning
>Ethernet Cards, and SPD sidecars, that you seem to have missed during
>your last upgrade.
>
>Daily, I manage all of our iSeries resources, and am the first person
>to be consulted concerning application interfaces, and best connection
>motifs. I manage the WAS environment, and deploy new ears as they
>become available.  By the way, we use ODBC, Java, and PHP within our
>web services.  We mix, and match depending upon the specific
>requirements.
>
>Nothing goes into the production job scheduler, without first passing
>through me.
>
>So I guess, the main job of a iSeries System Administrator, is to keep
>management types, from micro-managing system resources, and the
>overall daily operational flow. My 3 main priorities are Data
>Integrity, System Security, and Availability.  My Director gives me
>complete autonomy over all system management functions. My Director is
>most happy, because she NEVER receives calls like:
>
>"I've lost all my financial data, because the server crashed" from the
>Finance Director.  ALL of our CRITICAL data files are on the iSeries.
>We have absolutely never, ever lost any of our critical data.  Oh
>sure, we've lost drives, but even with what IBM charges, we mirror
>them all.
>
>We have, however, received calls about all the other junk servers
>like:
>
>"The Network Server has just kicked me out, again." Novell
>"Where did my mail go?" Groupwise
>"I can't get into the internet." Cisco
>"I can't print."  Any combination of the above.
>
>I think you don't need an administrator, because, from your previous
>posts, I get the feeling that you do it all. And if you ain't doing
>it, your standing over the shoulder, of the person that is.
>
>Yeah, I already know you just threw the question out there to "bait"
>those of us who ARE Administrators, just so you could drone on, and
>blather about how YOU think iSeries shops should be run.  We've heard
>it all before, and you have become quite trite, and boring on the
>subject. No one really cares what a great shop you run, or how you
>manage it. Is this a flame? Oh goodness, I hope so!
>
>Dragon
>  
>

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dpota (64)
8/27/2004 2:08:42 PM
Doug,

I certainly didn't mean to demean your title.  However, to me an operator
should handle system operations, tune the system, apply PTFs, install
release upgrades and do light CL and RPG programming.

I think we are talking semantics here.  Your company may have separated what
I would call an operator into multiple jobs because of the size of the shop.
Unfortunately, in a small shop like ours, we don't have that luxury.

We have operators and senior programmer/analysts and nothing in between.

Sorry if I offended.

chuck
Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.


"Doug Hart" <FultonNY@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:j4wXc.47854$Kt5.39582@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Chuck, if you think my skills (with 35 years of experience) are no more
than
> an operator I'll bet you one of my pay checks to four of yours, that
should
> be an even proposal.
>
> -- 
> Doug Hart
> http://dhart.no-ip.info
>
>
> "Chuck Ackerman" <Sorry@NoSpam.com> wrote in message
> news:n5sXc.11955$b24.6252@newssvr27.news.prodigy.com...
> > Doug,
> >
> > Thanks for the reply.  Seems that system administrator is just another
> term
> > for Computer Operator.  Probably shops where the AS/400 is a minority
> would
> > use that term since it's taken from PC, Unix or mainframe jargon.
Shops
> > that grew up from the ground in IBM midrange (or the management grew up
in
> > IBM midrange) generally don't use the SysAdmin term in an AS/400
> > environment.
> >
> > chuck
> > Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.
> >
> > "Doug Hart" <FultonNY@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:aNrXc.47431$Kt5.46575@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > Here is what I have on my web site (the site runs on my home AS/400 at
> > > dhart.no-ip.info ).  As you can see Security, Tuning, Networking, High
> > > Availibility, Backup DRP Planning are some of the tasks.  Also, higher
> > level
> > > system programming as in Exit Point programs and heavy use of APIs.
> > >
> > > Not sure what is ment by an overhaul.   Could be security audit,
> > performance
> > > tuning, OS upgrade and getting current on PTF's, or just a good  house
> > > keeping to recover DASD.  This link shows more
> > > http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/obj355.shtml.  I am a Certified IBM
> > > iSeries (AS/400) System Administrator.
> > >
> > > I mostly work in large shops with multipal system and many of these
can
> be
> > > LPARed into many partitions.  However any shop can benifit from having
a
> > > System Health Check as one business partner I sub out to calls it.
> > >
> > >   Technical Skills:
> > >   a.. iSeries Logical Partitioning (LPAR) for V5R1
> > >   b.. AS/400 work management (systems performance tuning)
> > >   c.. AS/400 security (implementation and audit)
> > >   d.. OS/400 operating system (upgrades and maintenance)
> > >   e.. System migrations (CISC to RISC and RISC to RISC)
> > >   (and server consolidation)
> > >   f.. Data Center operations (lights out operation)
> > >   g.. AS/400 WEB Serving (Internet/Intranet WEB Master)
> > >   h.. AS/400 peer to peer networking SNA & TCP/ip
> > >   (also PC and Mainframe connectivity)
> > >   i.. 3rd party software product support (60+ packages -
> > >   ShowCase, DataMirror, MIMIX, FastFAX, FaxStar, ...)
> > >   j.. AS/400 systems high availability (backup and recovery)
> > >   k.. Strong RPG programmer (superior CLP programmer)
> > >   l.. Net.Data w/SQL WEB development (e-business)
> > >          Hardware Services:
> > >   a.. LPAR Setups
> > >   b.. Disk (DASD) upgrades
> > >   c.. Memory installs
> > >   d.. And much more ...
> > >
> > > -- 
> > > Doug Hart
> > > http://dhart.no-ip.info
> > >
> > >
> > > "Chuck Ackerman" <Sorry@NoSpam.com> wrote in message
> > > news:ptmXc.8366$QJ3.3573@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> > > > Doug,
> > > >
> > > > Glad you chimed in.  We are a small shop with an I.T. group of only
30
> > > > people so we don't have such a position.   Can you describe what an
> > AS/400
> > > > system administrator does and how it would be different from a
> computer
> > > > operator?
> > > >
> > > > Also, maybe you can explain what an "AS/400 overhaul" is.
> > > >
> > > > chuck
> > > > Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.
> > > >
> > > > "Doug Hart" <FultonNY@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:SPbXc.172658$bp1.42132@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > > > Many of us are professional System Admin. types.  Larger 400 shops
I
> > > have
> > > > > worked in can have 3-6 people just for admin. tasks.
> > > > >
> > > > > -- 
> > > > > Doug Hart
> > > > > http://dhart.no-ip.info
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Qiana" <qwilliams@nimbleservices.com> wrote in message
> > > > > news:7bb6d419.0408251132.6d3161ee@posting.google.com...
> > > > > > Hello.  I am looking for a person for an as400 system
> administrator
> > > > > > for a contract position. This is a 1-2 week job to overhaul an
> as400
> > > > > > server.  This is a hourly contract.  Please send a reply and
> resume
> > to
> > > > > > qwilliams@nimbleservices.com
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Qiana
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>


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sorry45 (254)
8/27/2004 3:32:52 PM
Dave said: "I have done all the things described and was called Lead
Operator. I  still was underpaid for the long long long hours I put in."

That's an interesting point and maybe one worth some discussion.  Were you a
"salaried exempt" employee in operations?  IOW, didn't you get paid hourly
and for overtime?

As I work in California, I'd like to hear about how pay and jobs are treated
outside of California.

Here, in California, a computer operator at my company would never qualify
for exempt status and would be paid hourly.  Only management and
"professionals" (CPAs, lawyers, etc.) are permitted exempt status.

Also, in California, any hourly employee must be paid overtime for any time
over 8 hours in a day no matter how many hours are worked in a week.  Also,
any hours over 40 per week are overtime.

Many programmers are also paid hourly.  The government is very touchy about
putting what they consider an hourly person on salary.  My employer's rule
of thumb is that a programmer must be earning at least $45 per hour before
we consider them for salary.  And, even at that, we might be on shaky ground
as we're classifying a P/A as a professional.

Also, any vacation time earned can never be taken away.  The employer must
accrue any unused vacation.   If an employee leaves or is fired then the
accrued vacation was paid at that time.   One time when I left a company I
had 10 weeks of vacation time accrued, it was a nice parting bonus!

I know of employers, outside California, that wipe out any unused vacation
time at the end of each year.  Does this happen to you?

chuck
Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.


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sorry45 (254)
8/27/2004 3:44:08 PM
Dave said: "The IBM Certifications are really a farce put in place to
control the  IBM Business Partners money chain and what they can sell. "

I agree.  As a hiring manager, a certification will have little influence on
who gets hired.  It only tells me that you sat throught a class and passed
an exam.  It doesn't tell me if you can do the job.

chuck
Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.


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sorry45 (254)
8/27/2004 3:46:00 PM
> Many programmers are also paid hourly.  The government is very touchy 
> about
> putting what they consider an hourly person on salary.  My employer's rule
> of thumb is that a programmer must be earning at least $45 per hour before
> we consider them for salary.  And, even at that, we might be on shaky 
> ground
> as we're classifying a P/A as a professional.

Not anywhere I've worked, ever since I was hired as a programmer oh so many 
years ago I've been salary.  (Wyoming and South Carolina is where I've 
been.)

I don't even make $45 an hour and I'm an IT manager.  Small shop, but I am 
very experienced -- I started off as an operator on the iSeries 15 years 
ago, and have worked my way up from there.  I haven't even seen an operator 
in 9 years, only programmers and managers.

- Bob Comer


"Chuck Ackerman" <Sorry@NoSpam.com> wrote in message 
news:cFIXc.12929$Bz6.2734@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
> Dave said: "I have done all the things described and was called Lead
> Operator. I  still was underpaid for the long long long hours I put in."
>
> That's an interesting point and maybe one worth some discussion.  Were you 
> a
> "salaried exempt" employee in operations?  IOW, didn't you get paid hourly
> and for overtime?
>
> As I work in California, I'd like to hear about how pay and jobs are 
> treated
> outside of California.
>
> Here, in California, a computer operator at my company would never qualify
> for exempt status and would be paid hourly.  Only management and
> "professionals" (CPAs, lawyers, etc.) are permitted exempt status.
>
> Also, in California, any hourly employee must be paid overtime for any 
> time
> over 8 hours in a day no matter how many hours are worked in a week. 
> Also,
> any hours over 40 per week are overtime.
>
> Many programmers are also paid hourly.  The government is very touchy 
> about
> putting what they consider an hourly person on salary.  My employer's rule
> of thumb is that a programmer must be earning at least $45 per hour before
> we consider them for salary.  And, even at that, we might be on shaky 
> ground
> as we're classifying a P/A as a professional.
>
> Also, any vacation time earned can never be taken away.  The employer must
> accrue any unused vacation.   If an employee leaves or is fired then the
> accrued vacation was paid at that time.   One time when I left a company I
> had 10 weeks of vacation time accrued, it was a nice parting bonus!
>
> I know of employers, outside California, that wipe out any unused vacation
> time at the end of each year.  Does this happen to you?
>
> chuck
> Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.
>
> 


0
8/27/2004 4:19:55 PM
I was exempt enough to not get overtime, but not exempt enough to have 
any input to management.
I managed 5000 users and 17 locations as the "Lead Operator". It still 
hurts when I sit down..... :-D
Yes, they shaved the vacation away too, use it or lose it was the motto.
Oh yes, The VP did not believe in Comp Time either..... of course I 
don't work there anymore.




Chuck Ackerman wrote:

>Dave said: "I have done all the things described and was called Lead
>Operator. I  still was underpaid for the long long long hours I put in."
>
>That's an interesting point and maybe one worth some discussion.  Were you a
>"salaried exempt" employee in operations?  IOW, didn't you get paid hourly
>and for overtime?
>
>As I work in California, I'd like to hear about how pay and jobs are treated
>outside of California.
>
>Here, in California, a computer operator at my company would never qualify
>for exempt status and would be paid hourly.  Only management and
>"professionals" (CPAs, lawyers, etc.) are permitted exempt status.
>
>Also, in California, any hourly employee must be paid overtime for any time
>over 8 hours in a day no matter how many hours are worked in a week.  Also,
>any hours over 40 per week are overtime.
>
>Many programmers are also paid hourly.  The government is very touchy about
>putting what they consider an hourly person on salary.  My employer's rule
>of thumb is that a programmer must be earning at least $45 per hour before
>we consider them for salary.  And, even at that, we might be on shaky ground
>as we're classifying a P/A as a professional.
>
>Also, any vacation time earned can never be taken away.  The employer must
>accrue any unused vacation.   If an employee leaves or is fired then the
>accrued vacation was paid at that time.   One time when I left a company I
>had 10 weeks of vacation time accrued, it was a nice parting bonus!
>
>I know of employers, outside California, that wipe out any unused vacation
>time at the end of each year.  Does this happen to you?
>
>chuck
>Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.
>
>
>  
>

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dpota (64)
8/27/2004 4:47:03 PM
I was forced to take the Certs so they could sell iSeries. Test 466 and 
467 were the latest ones.
I have been swimming inside the S/38,AS/400,iSeries, and now the i5, for 
years and years.
I have become fluid in Windows, Linux, Aix and pulling my hair 
out.....because the iSeries will support it.
My resume is responsible for the death of many trees. Guess what, I am 
still out of work in Pennsylvania.
SURPRISE.......




Chuck Ackerman wrote:

>Dave said: "The IBM Certifications are really a farce put in place to
>control the  IBM Business Partners money chain and what they can sell. "
>
>I agree.  As a hiring manager, a certification will have little influence on
>who gets hired.  It only tells me that you sat throught a class and passed
>an exam.  It doesn't tell me if you can do the job.
>
>chuck
>Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.
>
>
>  
>

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dpota (64)
8/27/2004 4:51:57 PM
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Hi. What`s the rocommended method of copyting data beetween two AS400 (both on V5R1) ? Regards, Tom tom wrote: > Hi. > What`s the rocommended method of copyting data beetween two AS400 (both on > V5R1) ? Probably FTP. "tom" <tomeks@comp.pl> wrote in message news:c8c9u5$fb4$1@nemesis.news.tpi.pl... > Hi. > What`s the rocommended method of copyting data beetween two AS400 (both on > V5R1) ? > > Regards, > Tom > > It depends how often you are doing the copying & how much there is. If you want say one record but every 3 seconds then you can either store them up for a few hours days or weeks & use FTP, snads or a tape. Or you can do it realtime & use DDMF to zap each record to the other machine as its written. I actually save the data I want sending this way into a file which is read & deleted by a daemon style of job so that if comms or the other machine fails only the daemon is affected. FTP has its upside in that the target is easily resettable for say a unix machine but SNADS has an easy to use & understand message sent to the sender & recipient to verify arrival of the data. -- Jonathan Bailey. You could install the No Charge SW "Object Connect" from the OS CDs. Once setup you can issue cmds line SAVRSTLIB and SAVRSTOBJ. Give these cmds the LIB or OBJ list and the target system. It then saves/transfers/restores to the target system all with just the 1 SAVRSTxxx cmd. tom wro...

Printing on AS400 via IBM AS400 Java Toolkit
Hello all, I'm working on a program that needs to send a print job to a printer connected to an AS/400. I've tried using the SpooledFileOutputStream and I've also tried using one of the SCS Writer classes. Neither solution is working. With the SpooledFileOutputStream I am at least able to create my print file, but when my program ends, the file is still not being printed. This program does not run on the AS400, it runs on a PC and connects to the AS400 via the toolkit classes. I know this part works as I am able to use the toolkit to access Data Queues, Files and Data Areas without a problem. Is there anyplace anyone can point me to see some examples of how to print a file using the AS400 Java Toolkit? Thanks in advance, Chuck Chuck, What printer data stream is used? or how was the printer data generated? I am wondering if the data stream being generated matches the data stream of the printer connected to the iSeries? What printer is attached to the iSeries and how is it configured? The iSeries info center has some Toolbox examples: Programming>Java>IBM Toolbox for Java>IBM Toolbox for Java Classes> Access Classes>Print>Creating... Dave Chuck wrote: > Hello all, > > I'm working on a program that needs to send a print job to a printer > connected to an AS/400. I've tried using the SpooledFileOutputStream > and I've also tried using one of the SCS Writer classes. Neither > solution is working. With the Sp...

AS400 to AS400 data transfer
Hi I need to place a trigger on a set of tables on an AS400 to fire off whenever new records are added to these tables. This trigger program will then transfer the data to another AS400 across a WAN. This will allow us to transfer orders from one system to another. Can anyone tell me how I would achieve this. Normally if it had been a PC I would have used an ODBC type application but I am not sure what is available to me for AS400 to AS400 data transfer. I know that we can transfer a SAVF by FTP but this is not a route I would like to go down. I would prefer to populate tables directly if possible. Thanks for any help offered Iain Iain wrote: > Hi > > I need to place a trigger on a set of tables on an AS400 to fire off > whenever new records are added to these tables. This trigger program > will then transfer the data to another AS400 across a WAN. This will > allow us to transfer orders from one system to another. Even if there may be multiple way, I think the best would be using a remote journal, on the target system a journal entry exit program will be evoked at event time, so it can apply new records to the target tables, then it can fire a new event if necessary. -- Dr.Ugo Gagliardelli,Modena,ItalyCertifiedUindoscrasherA�ejoAlcoolInside Spaccamaroni andate a cagare/Spammers not welcome/Spammers v�o � merda Spamers iros a la mierda/Spamers allez vous faire foutre/Spammers loop schijten/Spammers macht Euch vom Acker/Spamerzy wypierdalac' ...

AS400 to AS400 connection issues
Hi All, We have two AS400's at different locations, and were able to passthrough and send files between both no problems. Last week one of our AS400's was moved to another location, with an IP change. We have updated the IP addresses on the other AS400 and can passthrough fine....however we can no longer send files from the new location. When I look at the distribution queue I see the following status: RTY-FAIL Any idea's as to what may be causing this? Thanks, Mike mot98@yahoo.com wrote: > Hi All, > > We have two AS400's at different locations, and were able to > passthrough and send files between both no problems. > > Last week one of our AS400's was moved to another location, with an IP > change. > > We have updated the IP addresses on the other AS400 and can passthrough > fine....however we can no longer send files from the new location. > > When I look at the distribution queue I see the following status: > RTY-FAIL > > Any idea's as to what may be causing this? run the CFGDSTSRV command and then look at all the menu options. Another command to look at is CFGTCP. -Steve Steve Richter wrote: > mot98@yahoo.com wrote: > > Hi All, > > > > We have two AS400's at different locations, and were able to > > passthrough and send files between both no problems. > > > > Last week one of our AS400's was moved to another location, with an IP > > chan...

[X-Post] ODBC drivers for IBM AS400 on Mac OsX
Hello, first of all I have to apologize for the crosspost, but I am kind of desperate. I need to know if there exists an ODBC driver (commercial too) for the IBM AS400 system (maybe DB2 is equivalent) that can be easily installed on a *Mac Os X*. I cannot usa jdbc because the program that needs to access this AS400 is FileMaker Pro 8, and it handles only odbc connections. Thank you for your help and patience, -- Guido Guido Spadotto wrote: > Hello, first of all I have to apologize for the crosspost, > but I am kind of desperate. > > I need to know if there exists an ODBC driver (commercial too) > for the IBM AS400 system (maybe DB2 is equivalent) that can > be easily installed on a *Mac Os X*. > > I cannot usa jdbc because the program that needs to access > this AS400 is FileMaker Pro 8, and it handles only odbc > connections. > > Thank you for your help and patience, Hi Guido, I've used DB2 Connect to connect to an AS400 via PHP on a Linux machine. I haven't tried it on my Mac, but it's conceivable that it could be installed on OS X via the terminal. Might be worth a look. Other than that... maybe Rumba (from NetManage) running in Virtual PC? -- David Hennessy http://david.maidix.com/ I wish I could help you, but I am--alas--not a Mac expert. I do like the combination of the innovation of a MAC with the only single level store, truly object oriented OS ever made commercially viable. Have a look at this produ...

IBM AS400
Does anyone have some notes, documentation or helful pointers about navigating, command language and DB2 on an AS400 for a guy who has done HP3000, Windows 2k/2k3, MS SQL, HP9000, IBM ES9000/UNIX, SCO UNIX? Ideally a commands cross reference qaulivalent would be terrific - I.E. HP3000 to AS400. Thanks much. P.S. I'm taking a role in a shop that runs its ERP system on this platform. Jim. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Get easy, one-click access to your favorites. Make Yahoo! your homepage. http://www.y...

[X-Post] ODBC drivers for IBM AS400 on Mac OsX
Hello, first of all I have to apologize for the crosspost, but I am kind of desperate. I need to know if there exists an ODBC driver (commercial too) for the IBM AS400 system (maybe DB2 is equivalent) that can be easily installed on a *Mac Os X*. I cannot usa jdbc because the program that needs to access this AS400 is FileMaker Pro 8, and it handles only odbc connections. Thank you for your help and patience, -- Guido | Experience is a strange teacher, | | it gives you the problem before the lesson | ...

AS400 job ?
I bring with me a hardcore development experience of above 10 years in the IT industry mainly on the IBM AS/400 computers. I have developed cost effective corporate ERP applications for the manufacturing/process, general banking and insurance industry. I have done major re-engineering projects and integrated applications across heterogeneous (OS) server platforms like Unix, Win NT/2000. I have used the latest development & project management tools and techniques in my projects. I have lead a large team of systems analyst, programmers and have given numerous presentations, conducted training sessions and interacted with people at all levels. Apart from the development work, I have actually set up large networks from scratch and installed servers. I have expertise in system administration of AS/400 machines and good command over Win NT/2000 servers installation, integration and administration. I am certified CLP5 (lotus notes) and CNA (netware). I am available immediately S. A. Pasha Email: sapasha2003@hotmail.com pashasa@rogers.com -- S. A. Pasha Email: sapasha2003@hotmail.com pashasa@rogers.com ...

[X-Post] ODBC drivers for IBM AS400 on Mac OsX #2
Hello, I need to know if there exists an ODBC driver (commercial too) for the IBM AS400 system (maybe DB2 is equivalent) that can be easily installed on a *Mac Os X*. I cannot usa jdbc because the program that needs to access this AS400 is FileMaker Pro 8, and it handles only odbc connections. Thank you for your help and patience, -- Guido | Experience is a strange teacher, | | it gives you the problem before the lesson | ...

AS400 to AS400 data transfer #2
Hi I need to place a trigger on a set of tables on an AS400 to fire off whenever new records are added to these tables. This trigger program will then transfer the data to another AS400 across a WAN. This will allow us to transfer orders from one system to another. Can anyone tell me how I would achieve this. Normally if it had been a PC I would have used an ODBC type application but I am not sure what is available to me for AS400 to AS400 data transfer. I know that we can transfer a SAVF by FTP but this is not a route I would like to go down. I would prefer to populate tables directly if possible. We are using 2 model 820's with OS400 V5 R2 Thanks for any help offered Iain ...

AS400 QA Jobs
We are looking for an experienced QA Engineer with experience testing in a AS400 environment. This is a Full Time Position in the Seattle Area so if you are interested please let me know. If you are not interested but know someone who might be send them my information as we do offer referral bonuses. QA Engineer The Quality Assurance Engineer is responsible for ensuring that features work as designed and meet all requirement specifications. If you are a Quality Assurance specialist with expertise in the testing of client/server applications, we would like to hear from you! You are a life long learner who is a step ahead in your knowledge of best practices in software testing. Most important, you have good communication skills and the energy to learn quickly. Responsibilities =B7 Perform software testing duties including functional, integration, system, performance, and regression testing to ensure maximum coverage. =B7 Write test procedures and interpret test data. =B7 Review and provide input on new product requirements and design documents. =B7 Work closely with the Development and Product Management team to create test plans for new software releases. =B7 Report test results and ensure that bugs are properly identified, tracked, documented and fixed. =B7 Both white box and black box testing. Preferred Experience =B7 3 years experience in a software QA role =B7 Knowledge of Linux/Unix and SQL =B7 Experience working with automated test tools and scripting =B7 IBM OS/400...

AS400
Hello all, If any one is interested in contract/part time work in Sydney Australia for AS400 programmer role maintaining cobol programs. Should have experience in AS400 environment with CL, Debug, RGP/Cobol experience. Please contact me on psingh@eharlequin.com.au or call me on Sydney number 94159227. Regards Paul ...

AS400 Jobs in Canada
Which cities are best for jobs? Which agencies are best? Steve On 10 Jan 2006 04:35:24 -0800, "Steve" <stephenjones@fsmail.net> wrote: >Which cities are best for jobs? > >Which agencies are best? > >Steve Due to the platform, I'd stick with the larger cities. Namely Toronto or Vancouver. Montreal is a possibility but will likely be french. As for agencies, I can't help you there, I haven't used them in 15 years :) ...

From a AS400 with a CCSID to another AS400 with different CCSID
Hi all, I've the following issue: - I have to move data from a AS400 with CCSID 65535 (no conversion) to another AS400 with CCSID 37 I'm using DDM files on the second AS400 linked to the first AS400, but reading DDM files I have the problem that data are different in the special characters... So I changed my job session CCSID to 65535 with CHGJOB; with that I can see correctly DDM files data, but not the local files... What do you suggest to do? Many thanks in advance. Fabrizio On 09-Jun-2011 05:47 , Fabrizio wrote: > > I've the following issue: > > - I have to move data from a AS400 with CCSID 65535 (no conversion) > to another AS400 with CCSID 37 > > I'm using DDM files on the second AS400 linked to the first AS400, > but reading DDM files I have the problem that data are different in > the special characters... > > So I changed my job session CCSID to 65535 with CHGJOB; with that I > can see correctly DDM files data, but not the local files... > > What do you suggest to do? > The system CCSID QCCSID is effectively moot in that scenario as far as I can recall. What do matter are the CCSID of the job opening the file and then reading the data, and the CCSID of the columns of the file being opened. When the job is set to a proper CCSID, then whenever the data is also "tagged" properly with a CCSID [e.g. column of a table with a non-hex (non-65535) CCSID], the database will convert the dat...

where to post job postings
Where is the best place to post job opportunities for SAS programmers & statisticians? Thanks, Robert Matthews ...

AS400 RPG jobs in Australia?
Hi Guys, Anyone know of any employers or agencies desperately seeking AS400 RPG programmers from outside Australia? Need to know fast... Steve ...

PowerPC extensions for IBM AS400
Looking for an explanation or documentation on the as400 specific extensions to the PowerPC instruction set. Pointers on the as400 are stored as 16 byte values. The LQ ( load quad word ) and STQ ( store quad word ) instructions are used to load and store those pointers. Here is PPC assembler code that loads a pointer from an EA into a register: LQ 24, 0x1e50(30), 6 SELRI 26, 25, 0, 41 LQ loads the 16 bytes stored at EA reg30 + 0x1e50 into reg24 and reg25. The next SELRI stmt does something to reg25 and places the result in reg26. Does anyone know what the 3rd opera...

COBOL JOB
Hello all, If any one is interested in contract/part time work in Sydney Australia for AS400 programmer role maintaining cobol programs. Should have experience in AS400 environment with CL, Debug, RGP/Cobol experience. Please contact me on psingh@eharlequin.com.au or call me on Sydney number 94159227. Regards Paul In article <a725ff91.0502012145.31ba88f8@posting.google.com>, Paul Singh <paulsingh@jadoo.com.au> wrote: >Hello all, >If any one is interested in contract/part time work in Sydney When posting to comp.lang.cobol please include a rate, or range of rates, associa...

Looking for an AS400 Operator job
Recently I'm looking for an AS400 Operator job in Toronto. I have 1 year AS400 Operator experience in Toronto, also have some experiences in Web Develope field. Thanks. Amy ...

AS400 jobs in Ottawa area
Hi, My friend is looking the job in AS400. He is currently in Ottawa. He has 3 years of experience in Health Industry. amit ...

link table IBM AS400
Hi. Sorry for my english but I have MS Access in italian. My problem is by link a table from IBM As400 (with > 100.000 rows). The output of the table is many #ELIMINATO (in english "delete" / "erase".. I dont't know the exact message). I have tried with "requery" or recreating the link without results. If I *import* the table from AS400 it works perfectly without problems. Here an abstract txt BOLAZI;BOLCLI;BOLDBO;BOLNBO;BOLCAU;BOLNPR;BOLTRE;BOLMAT;BOLDES [........] [........] ;;;;;;;#Eliminato;#Eliminato ;;;;;;;#Eliminato;#Eliminato ;;;;;;;#Eliminato;#Eliminato 0;474;990204;354;10;1;1; 936;PC Intel Pentium II 400 Miditower 0;474;990204;354;10;4;1; 1890;CD-ROM drive 36X 0;474;990204;354;10;5;1; 1692;HD-SCSI 4.5 Gb IBM Ultrastar WIDE 7200 0;474;990204;354;10;6;1; 1497;HD-SCSI 9.1 Gb IBM DDRS-39130 UWIDE [........] Thanks in advance M. "Mire" <mary@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:buo9eo$k39dq$1@ID-57790.news.uni-berlin.de... > Hi. > Sorry for my english but I have MS Access in italian. > My problem is by link a table from IBM As400 (with > 100.000 rows). > > The output of the table is many #ELIMINATO (in english "delete" / "erase".. > I dont't know the exact message). > I have tried with "requery" or recreating the link without results. > > If I *import* the table from AS400 it works perfectly without problems. > &...

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