IBM i 7.1 is here!
Simplified management of your IBM i continues to be a focus item for IBM. Users want a consolidated, easy-to-use, modern interface for managing their system. With the release of IBM i 7.1, the development team continues this theme, adding a number of important enhancements to the systems management console.
The web-based Systems Director Navigator for i console is the strategic interface for IBM i. Therefore most of the enhancements are directed to enhancing it.
The advanced Set Target System feature lets you manage any IBM i in your environment from a single browser. But its real power is allowing you to use the newest version of the web console against systems at older releases, including IBM i 6.1 and IBM i 5.4! The web based console now includes a 5250 Emulator for those times when you just need a good old-fashioned command-line interface. The integrated DB2 Database has enhancements on both the web-based and Windows based consoles to improve performance analysis and provide more granular user access. Speaking of performance, the Performance Data Investigator continues enhancing its visual, yet powerful analysis and reporting interface. Journal now provides a full set of options to display and control journal objects.
Many products for IBM i automatically plug-in and show up on the console when the product is installed. The BRMS, PowerHA, Advanced Job Scheduler and OmniFind products all have numerous enhancements in their plug-in displays. Other products like Domino and Content Manager continue their presence on the consoles.