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RE: Navigator for i vrs. System i Navigator



fixed

I stopped allowing FF to update. Drives me almost a crazy as Adobe with the
every 15 second update. At least FF does not require a reboot like Adobe
does.
/rantoff

I'm running V27.0.1 so not too far back.

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-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Charles Wilt
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:47 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Navigator for i vrs. System i Navigator

What version of FF?

I'm running v29

Seems to work better than Chrome 34, per some PM's from IBM...they are aware
of issues with Chrome.

I get decent response on a 515 running 7.1TR7, active jobs comes up in 15s
or so...



Charles


On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 12:04 PM, Jim Essinger <dilbernator@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

My Environment: Power 7 hardware - 720, running 7.1 TR7 - Running the
web browser version in FireFox/Mozilla

I am seeing several articles touting the benefits of Navigator for i
browser based management over the windows based System i Navigator.

I have tried several times to use the browser based version, and I am
seeing VERY long response times.

For example in the work management section: Browser - I click on the
active jobs. This opens a tab for active jobs. It spins and the
elapsed time shows 15 minutes, but has yet to give me a display of active
jobs.

Try the same thing in windows based version and I get almost instant
response list of active jobs.

Same thing with almost all of the work management stuff. Job Queues,
Output Queues, detail in QINTER or another subsystem.

Same thing with sub options of Basic Operations. Long wait times to
get no response.

Try the same thing in MS Internet Explorer:

I finally get some response, so something is broken with FF. I don't
know about Chrome, but last time I tried to use it I got the same thing as
FF.

This seems to me to be a lot less reliable than the windows client, as
IBM can't control when a browser entity breaks functionality.
Response time still not great but might be acceptable. Windows client
is better, green screen is best response.

Any thoughts on how to get better browser response time?

Can we make FF work or must we wait on IBM and/or Mozilla?

With FF I can set an exception for the site security. How can we make
that fix permanent so any browser will not balk at the connection?

How is the 7.2 version of the same thing? Is it better? I know that
monitoring has been delivered there. That piece has in part, kept me
from going to the browser.

I am not yet sold on the browser as a management tool for i.

Jim Essinger
Western Power Sports
Boise ID 83619
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