IBM System i5 V5R4 Technical Overview Redbook

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 28 February 2007, updated 01 March 2007

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ISBN-10: 073848962X
ISBN-13: 9780738489629
IBM Form #: SG24-7271-00
(594 pages)

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Authors: Jim Cook, Louis Cuypers, Donald Otis, Joonwoo Kim, Roshan Tarrosa, Jos Vermaere, Will Witten


This IBM Redbooks publication provides a technical overview of IBM System i family hardware and i5/OS-based software at Version 5 Release 4 level. It is intend for those already familiar with System i and i5/OS who need a broad perspective of what is new with V5R4 either to consider upgrading to V5R4 or to take full advantage of V5R4 capabilities.

Several V5R4-based licensed program capabilities are also included. These include Lotus products, WebSphere Application Server versions, WebSphere Development Studio for iSeries capabilities, and IBM Director for i5/OS capabilities.

Selected i5/OS V5R3 level content is included where the developers of this book determined that the function should be included. Support introduced with V5R3 is clearly noted.

This information is generally of an intermediate level of detail. Providing this information in one place is an ideal way to obtain a good understanding of capabilities. This book refers the reader to sources for more detailed information about specific topics.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introducing the IBM System i5 hardware and i5/OS V5R4 overview
Chapter 2. IBM System i5 hardware
Chapter 3. i5/OS work management
Chapter 4. DB2 Universal Database for i5/OS
Chapter 5. i5/OS integration of IBM System x-base servers
Chapter 6. i5/OS-based security
Chapter 7. i5/OS-based backup and recovery
Chapter 8. i5/OS-based virtual tape
Chapter 9. Accessing 5/OS via the Web
Chapter 10. i5/OS-based communications and general connectivity
Chapter 11. i5/OS-based consoles and logical partitioning
Chapter 12. i5/OS-based application development languages and tools
Chapter 13. i5/OS-based WebSphere application support
Chapter 14. i5/OS-based Web enablement enhancements
Chapter 15. i5/OS printing and printer output enhancements
Chapter 16. i5/OS-based performance update
Chapter 17. i5/OS and IBM Director
Chapter 18. i5/OS and Lotus products
Appendix A. Hardware Management Console microcode and system firmware compatibility levels
Appendix B. IBM System i5 memory details
Appendix C. System i5 Capacity Backup edition software-based details
Appendix D. IBM Support Assistant
Appendix E. System i IP Telephony powered by 3Com
Appendix F. IBM-Zend PHP on i5/OS
Appendix G. i5/OS V5R4 IPv6 restrictions
Appendix H. IBM future planning statements
Appendix I. IBM System iSociety

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