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IBM Navigator for i



IBM Navigator for i is the integrated, web-based interface that consolidates IBM i system access and management tasks in one place.


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Accessing IBM Navigator for i is as easy as pointing your web browser at 

http://{IBM i system name}:2001.

IBM Navigator for i allows you to easily manage an IBM i partition without having to purchase or install anything.  Just ensure the HTTP Admin Server is running on your system (STRTCPSVR SERVER(*HTTP) HTTPSVR(*ADMIN)), enter the above URL, and away you go!

Fifteen task categories appear in the task navigation area under "IBM i Management". Additional task categories and features appear as plugins when you install products such as BRMS, High Availability, Advanced Job Scheduler or OmniFind. Your desired task will appear as a tab within the console's work area after a couple clicks. Multiple tasks can be active at one time, as each task has its own tab appearing at the top of the work area for easy access.

Service Level Requirement
IBM Navigator is installed as part of the IBM i operating system. It is part of SS1 option 3. The actual PTFs are all packaged and delivered as part of the HTTP PTF Groups. In addition there are a number of other groups that are needed to ensure that all parts of the navigator interface function properly.
  For a list of these, see Product Install Requirements.


Component & Function Details

There are a large number of components and functions that can be managed from within IBM Navigator for i. The following table describes some of these functions and features.

Enable Single Sign-On

Printer Output

AFP Viewer no longer supported as a browser plugin


Integrated File System

Performance tasks

Performance tools on the web

Database (Db2 for i)

There are many enhancements which include Navigator changes, here are some of the most noteworthy changes:

TR7 timed enhancements:

New Generate SQL option for Modernization 


Earlier enhancements:

SQL Procedure and Function obfuscation

Add Server Mode Connecting Job to QUSRJOBI() and System i Navigator

Extend STRDBMON to support FTRUSER against group profiles 

Qualified name option added to Generate SQL 

Disk management

Disk Management Authority and Access

Rebuild data on failed disk unit in parity set

How to create a logical partition with IBM Navigator for i


System & Message Monitors Overview

    View of the current Navigator Welcome page:

    Navigator for i welcome page

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    Document Information

    Modified date:
    30 January 2020