Mid-Range Michiana Users Group


We are expanding!

This year we plan to have two presentations each month on the third Tuesday and third Thursday of the month.  The Thursday presentations will remain mostly IBM i orientated and the Tuesday presentations will focus more on Intel based systems and software, networking, data collections, etc.

Watch this page for topic and location information.

Meetings will be held at noon at

CIBER Innovation and Technology Center
4100 Edison Lakes Parkway, Suite 240
Mishawaka, IN  46545

Lunch will be provided

Register for the meetings you plan to attend

We are having trouble with our registration form, please sent your reservation to Vicki Pawloski at vpawloski@ciber.com
Please include the following in your email:
- The date of the meeting(s) you plan to attend
- The name and email address of the people you are registering for

NOTE: The MRMUG meeting scheduled for Thursday March 19, 2015 has been CANCELLED.

Please check back for information about the April 2015 meeting.

Thursday March 19, 2015: <-- CANCELLED

Topic IBM Flash Storage

The modern, consolidated, virtualized, mobile, social, and cloud-embracing world demands higher and faster throughputs, and our expectations have risen accordingly. Higher throughput at lower latency can never be a bad thing; but—surprisingly—these are often not the parameters on which storage purchase decisions are made.

The IBM FlashSystem enterprise storage offering represents a tipping point for many where flash not only offers significant performance improvements, but also significantly drives down the total cost of ownership for storage based on a smaller, more cost-efficient footprint.  Flash storage has changed the industry permanently.  And YES, you can use it with IBM i OS!

David Rihtar from IBM will be joining us at our March meeting to talk about how Flash Storage delivers industry leading value through scalable performance, enduring economics and agile integration.  Come see why FlashSystems might be the best thing since sliced bread.

Please register before noon on the day before the meeting

See the Archives for topics and presentation downloads for past meetings.

Getting qualified speakers is not easy, please support MRMUG with your attendance so we can continue to provide speakers for topic that interest you. 

Still running on IBM i V5R4 or V6R1?


·   IBM i OS V6R1 will be withdrawn from marketing on December 14, 2014!
It will be withdrawn from support on September 30, 2015!

If you are still running on IBM iOS Version 6, you need to strongly consider upgrading to Version7!

has announced that IBM i OS V6R1 will be withdrawn from marketing on December 14, 2014 and withdrawn from service on September 30, 2015.  This means that if you are not already at V7 you should consider upgrading to V7R1 or V7R2 as soon as possible.

Service Extension will most likely be available for V6R1, but this will be an additional cost above Software Maintenance as Software Maintenance is a requirement for service Extension.

Extended support for V5R4 is ending!

·   Support for V5R4 ended on September 30, 2013.
·   Service Extension for V5R4 ends September 30, 2016.

MRMUG Membership

  • Corporate Membership (unlimited)    $100 per year
  • Individual Membership                     $50 per year

If you would like to join MRMUG, send an e-mail with your name, company name, and contact information to one of the following board members, or just sign up for a meeting and show up!

Craig Nelson                   cnelson@ciber.com
Jim Manuszak                JAManuszak@hotmail.com
Kathy Rogina                 
Vicki Pawloski                vpawloski@ciber.com
Stephanie Thomas          mrmugug@gmail.com