System Administration Worksho — Pete Massiello & Steve Pitcher

In this workshop for IBM i System Administrators, Steve and Pete will cover the following topics: 
System Administration: What you need to know 
System Cleanup 
IPLs & PTFs: What you need to know 
Smarter Hardware and Operating System Upgrades 
File Sharing 
To HMC or Not HMC 
To Cloud or On-Prem 
Internal vs External Storage 
Tape vs. VTL vs. RDX 
Backup and Restores 
Encryption for Disk and Tape 
Getting to know the new Navigator for I 
High Availability 
Question and Answer  

From Back ups, PTFs, Encryption options, Internal/External storage, Consoles, Hardware options. 

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions

Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. 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 IBM’s certification test writing team, an IBM Certified Systems Expert with certifications in IBM i Design, System Administration, LPAR, Virtualization, Implementation, and HMC management. Pete has a BS in Computer Science from Hofstra University, and an MBA from the University of New Haven. 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, Pete was one of the first recipients. In 2016, they revived the program and he was again made an IBM Power Systems Champion. Lightning struck for the third time in 2017, and that is the year he was also made the first Power Systems Lifetime Champion, an honor he continues to hold.

Steve Pitcher

IBM i Administration at iTech Solutions

Multi-industry IT professional with experience as a developer, systems administrator and IT Director. Skilled in security and collaborative solutions with a focus on IBM i (AS/400 or iSeries). 


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