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Meeting Date
Wednesday, October 15, 2014




at the Fox Hollow Inn and Conference Center, room
in Westbury, Long Island


The Presession starts at 5pm
The Networking and Cocktail hour starts at 6pm

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5:00pm: Best Tips and Tricks to Improve System Performance and Save Disk Space

Pete Massiello
iTech Solutions

Presentation Description

What can you do to stop the rampant growth of data thats eating up disk space? How do you improve system performance? Come to this session to find out how to make the most out of your existing configuration by leveraging the many optimization and cleanup techniques that are a part of i5/OS, including reorganization of physical files, sharing of access paths, and using the DISKTASK command. Pinpoint how to reduce your disk I/O by reorganizing files and clean up your system using the Retrieve Disk Information (RTVDSKINF) and Retrieve Directory Information (RTVDIRINF) commands. Learn how sharing access paths can reduce disk utilization and memory faulting. Know your options for reorganizing your files while your users continue to access them.

About Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, and IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering solutions and services to IBM i shops throughout the world. He is a member of IBMs certification test-writing team, an IBM Certified Systems Expert with certifications in IBM i design, administration, LPAR, virtualization, implementation, and HMC management. He was President of COMMON from 2010 to 2012, and again in 2014. He is a COMMON Hall of Fame speaker and a frequent speaker at user groups all over the world. In 2011, IBM established the Champions award for Power Systems, and Pete was one of the first recipients. In 2018, Pete was recognized as the first Lifetime IBM Power Systems Champion.



7:00pm: Q&A

Charles Kaplan
Maximum Computer Systems, Inc.

Presentation Description

Q&A

About Charles Kaplan

Charles Kaplan has 25 years of experience selling IBM i Servers with iTech Solutions Group, Maximum Computer Systems, Barsa Consulting Group and IBM. Prior to that Charles was a Database Administrator and application developer with CBS, Inc. Charles is a Past President and Treasurer of the Long Island System Users Group (LISUG). Charles also teaches IT topics at Farmingdale State College. Charles is also involved with several non-profit organizations where he volunteers as a webmaster and in other capacities. As a webmaster, Charles has designed and implemented websites with innovative features to provide added value to the membership. He has also migrated websites from pure HTML to PHP/MySQL to provide new features and function. Personally, Charles is married for 39 years to his wife Lynne and they have one son, David, who is a financial analyst for Altfest Personal Wealth Management. Charles collects casino chips and is an avid tennis player, chef and photographer.



8:00pm: What you need to know when upgrading IBM i (i5/OS) to 6.1, 7.1, OR 7.2

Pete Massiello
iTech Solutions

Presentation Description

When doing an upgrade to i5/OS, there is more work involved in the planning of the upgrade than in the actual upgrade itself. When you have done the planning, the actual upgrade is simple. We will cover planning tips, pre-requisites, and then post installation requirements. Your upgrade isnt complete until this last step is done. While this presentation will focus on upgrading to 7.2, if you are upgrading to an earlier release (6.1, 6.1.1, and/or 7.1,), we will also cover those releases.

About Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, and IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering solutions and services to IBM i shops throughout the world. He is a member of IBMs certification test-writing team, an IBM Certified Systems Expert with certifications in IBM i design, administration, LPAR, virtualization, implementation, and HMC management. He was President of COMMON from 2010 to 2012, and again in 2014. He is a COMMON Hall of Fame speaker and a frequent speaker at user groups all over the world. In 2011, IBM established the Champions award for Power Systems, and Pete was one of the first recipients. In 2018, Pete was recognized as the first Lifetime IBM Power Systems Champion.