The Navigator for i family of products provide a comprehensive set of system management features for IBM i. Using rich graphical user interfaces, maintaining your IBM i has never been easier! Tasks included in the consoles cover everything from basic system’s control to DB2 for i database control and beyond.

Navigator for i is available in both a web-based console and as a Windows client. With either interface, all areas of the system are within your reach. Even optional products such as Domino, BRMS, High Availability, Advanced Job Scheduler and OmniFind are readily available and automatically “plugged in” when installed.

The web-based IBM Navigator for i console is the strategic interface for IBM i. Available since 6.1, using the web console is as simple as opening a web browser and pointing it to your IBM i system (at the 2001 port). Several new enhancements, both functional and usability in nature, have been added for 7.2.

System i Navigator is the Windows client. It was packaged as part of the i Access for Windows product through 7.1. As of 7.2, it is no longer being refreshed for new releases, but it is still being supported via PTFs.

IBM i 7.2

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 7.2, the development team continues this theme, adding a number of important enhancements to the systems management console.

Key functional enhancements in IBM 7.2 include:

Key usability enhancements in IBM 7.2 include:

IBM i 7.1

The web-based IBM 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.

IBM i 6.1

New in V6R1, IBM Systems Director Navigator for i is a web-based console that consolidates all of the Navigator for i functions available on the web. IBM Systems Director Navigator for i is the strategic tool for i5/OS management and will work in concert with IBM Systems Director products that enable heterogeneous and cross-system management.

The Systems monitor window has been enhanced to include Subsystem information for jobs on the properties pane. We are able to collect, display and export secondary language information for products in the software inventory. Hardware inventory export now adds location code information. Compare and update for fixes now includes fix groups that either are missing for each target system or that are extra for each target system when compared to the model system.

  • - Integrated File System
  • - i5/OS NetServer

    It now allows you to review the information and manage your i5/OS NetServer sessions over the IPv6 protocol.

  • - LDAP
  • - Database
  • - Security

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