IBM i 7.5

The best
security yet

New features include enhancements to Db2 Mirror, better security configurations and new database features. Hardware updates include that IBM i 7.5 will run on Power10 and Power9 processors and it will fully support up to 48 processors per LPAR on Power10.

Additionally, a new modernisation framework called Merlin has been revealed along with an IBM i subscription option.

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IBM i 7.5

New features

  • SHA2/3 encryption for Password hashing
  • Default *PUBLIC Authority on System Supplied Objects
  • Check Password Meets Password Rules (QSYCHKPR) API
  • Password authentication message and return code changes
  • Security by Default
  • User centric interface
  • High Performing
  • Additional metrics for some common functions
  • Allows for End to End TLS connection
  • Security compliant

The Db2 for i database is the beating heart of the IBM i machine. New database features include Boolean Data, larger indexes and full SQL support.

IBM i 7.5, IBM has bolstered the continuous availability service with several new features which includes a read-only mode and mixed release support.

IBM i Merlin (Modernization Engine for Lifecycle Integration)

What is Merlin?

IBM i Merlin is a set of tools which run in OpenShift containers, which will guide and assist software developers in the modernisation of IBM i applications. The framework guides and simplifies the use of the tools which help implement DevOps & CI/CD.

The technologies used to expose IBM i native functions and data promote services-based software – Restful interface connections and enterprise message technologies.

Future versions will contain additional applications based on customer and partner feedback which will be acquired through IBM Certified Container Catalog.

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