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IBM System i5 V5R4 Technical Overview Redbook

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.


Published on 28 February 2007, updated 01 March 2007

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ISBN-10: 073848962X
ISBN-13: 9780738489629
IBM Form #: SG24-7271-00

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

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    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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