IBM Navigator for i is a modern web-based interface for managing and monitoring one or more IBM i instances securely from a single location. This modern user interface can be accessed from http://hostname:2001 or https://hostname:2010 if running under TLS and the default ports.
IBM Navigator for i was initially release in Sept 2021, PTFs are now available in the HTTP group for IBM i releases 7.3 and 7.4.
This new IBM Navigator for i is re-created in a new framework and user interface that replaces the heritage IBM Navigator for i. This new IBM Navigator for i runs under the ADMIN1 server and by default listens on port 2002. The URL for the new Navigator is http://hostname:2002/Navigator
Note Important updates and changes to IBM Navigator▼
Function Usage ID QIBM_NAV_ALL_FUNCTION will be changed to default setting *DENIED. This will happen one time only on the first install of any PTF starting with the May 2022 PTF. If the May 2022 PTF is skipped, QIBM_NAV_ALL_FUNCTION will be changed to *DENIED on the next superceding PTF that is installed.
With this change, user profiles that previously were allowed to access IBM Navigator for i functions may now be restricted. To allow user access, refer to the Function usage ID table at IBM Navigator for i - Function usage IDs.
The heritage Navigator running in ADMIN2 is no longer started by default
If you have a requirement to access the heritage Navigator, follow the instructions found at https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6556828.
Getting started with IBM Navigator for i:
Navigator for i is redesigned, leveraging the latest in web and IBM i data retrieval technology to create a user-centric, high-performing interface for monitoring and managing one or more IBM i systems in a highly secure manner.
To open the new Navigator after installing the latest PTFs, use the URL: http://hostname:2001 OR http://hostname:2002/Navigator.
If running with TLS use the default URLs: https://hostname:2010 OR https://hostname:2003/Navigator.
Once logged in, select the endpoint node you wish to work with by double clicking the system tile to gain access to all features. See "Dashboard" link below for more features of the Dashboard.
Note: the "/Navigator" text is required and case-sensitive.
Note: If you previously secured some of the ADMINx servers (disabling HTTP in the process), the new Navigator (and the new DCM!) will not work out of the box insecurely at the default http://hostname:2002/ address. You have to configure TLS.
To learn more about the new features within Navigator, follow these links:
- Managing Multiple IBM i Endpoint Nodes
- Security Options
- Custom Charts
Navigator for i Resources - articles, presentations, links
Install, Service, and Reference links:
- Navigator for i PTFs
- Product Install Requirements (updated September 2021)
- Service Availability and troubleshooting : solve particular errors and view general tips
- Future function enhancements list
- Browser support information & tips
Service Level Requirement:
IBM Navigator is installed as part of the IBM i operating system. It is part of SS1 option 3. The actual PTF is delivered as part of the HTTP PTF Group.
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 groups, see Product Install Requirements.
- Systems management: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=sys-navigator-i
- Connecting to your system: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=system-navigator-i
- Performance tools: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=data-navigator-i
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12 May 2022