I have started the process of purchasing my second IBM i. Because of all
the changes in how the box is sold and what software is included (or not) I
wanted to run it by the group here to see if I have what I need. Because
this is done through the PartnerWorld ISV program I get most any IBM
software at no additional charge so please let me know if there is any cool
new software that would be worth loading "just to check it out".
What is this box going to be used for?
- Primarily software development for RPG related products/tooling, though we
do accomplish a fair amount of Java here and there.
- Need to have user licenses for four developers (which we should be covered
there as 5 are included by default, though they mention 10 in other places -
not sure what that means).
- Going to be digging into SQL a lot more on this box so any SQL or DB2
tooling that I might need please make note.
Here is what the initial config looks like that IBM sent out:
I went here to grab a few other options to include for software:
In particular I asked them to add the following software:
5761-DG1 (Apache HTTP server)
On a final note, does anybody know if you have multiple LPARs of IBM i on a
single box without having an HMC? Oh, one last question. I have learned to
despise the LAN Console because it rarely works (i.e. it always tells me I
have password sync issues from my pc to the server and I then get the fun
job of resetting it from the hardware control panel) and am thinking of just
getting a dumb terminal. What kind of connection would I need to get for a
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