IBM i 6.1 Technical Overview

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 16 December 2009

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ISBN-10: 0738433608
ISBN-13: 9780738433608
IBM Form #: SG24-7713-00
(518 pages)

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Authors: Jim Cook, Ahmed Mansour, Giancarlo Omati, Ana Flavia Pavan, Mark Roy


This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces a technical overview of the main new features, functions and enhancements available in IBM i 6.1 (formerly called i5/OS® V6R1). It gives a summary and brief explanation of new capabilities and what has changed in the operating system, and also discusses many of the licensed programs and application development tools associated with IBM i.
Many other new and enhanced functions are described, such as virtualization of storage, security, Java™ performance, improved performance with IBM System Storage™ devices, backup and recovery, including base IBM i, Backup, Recovery and Media Services (BRMS). The book introduces the PowerHA™ product, IBM Systems Director-based system management and an easier Web enablement.
The information provided in this book will be useful for customers, Business Partners, and IBM service professionals involved with planning, supporting, upgrading, and implementing IBM i 6.1 solutions.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM i 6.1 introduction and summary
Chapter 2. Security enhancements
Chapter 3. Backup and recovery
Chapter 4. High availability
Chapter 5. Database
Chapter 6. Performance
Chapter 7. Logical partitioning
Chapter 8. Networking
Chapter 9. Printing
Chapter 10. Integration with BladeCenter and System x
Chapter 11. IBM Advanced Job Scheduler for i5/OS
Chapter 12. Web serving
Chapter 13. Web enablers
Chapter 14. Application development
Chapter 15. Rational products for IBM i
Chapter 16. IBM Systems Director Navigator for i
Chapter 17. System i Access products
Chapter 18. Miscellaneous IBM i 6.1 changes
Chapter 19. Upgrading IBM i
Chapter 20. IVM and HMC feature summary

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