All Lab Information Here Please check prior to attending

Are You Taking a Lab at the Conference?

This page contains all the information needed to be prepared for the Labs at our Annual Conference.  Please be sure to check your connectivity prior to attending the conference.  This will ensure we can get right into the labs. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email us at

For all labs you will need access to the MAGiC IBM i.  If you are a member then your work will remain on the machine.  If you are not a member then access will be for 30 days after the conference.

All Labs Require the following:

  1. Your Own Laptop
  2. Access to the MAGiC IBM i
  3. 5250 Emulation - ACS for example
  4. Test prior to conference that you are able to successfully logon to the IBM i. 

Here is the download of all of Charlie's sessions. Charlie_Guarino_Sessions

Please check if you already have RDi installed that you are on the most recent version  If you are not can you please try to upgrade to that version.

If you do not have RDi then please use the link below to download a version that is good for 60 days.!/wiki/W5655eb35823a_4511_8970_3f665cc5d557

To connect to the MAGiC machine with RDi a certificate will need to be added to RDi.  Below are the directions for connecting, if you encounter any problems please send us an email at

  1. Download the zip file containing the certificate.  Save the certificate to a folder on your computer and make sure the object ends in .cer.  DOWNLOAD
  2. Start RDi as Administrator
  3. Add the newly created .cer to the studio by clicking on 'Window, Preferences, Remote Systems & SSL.
  4. Add the certificate by clicking the Add button and browse to where you saved the certificate.

5. Exit out of RDi.  Restart RDi.  We have had some issues where the certificate was not recognized and this has resolved the issue. 

6. Create the remote system if you have not already done so.

7.  Lastly, right click on the hostname and select properties under 'Remote Systems' and check the box for 'Use secure communications methods'.

8.  You should now be able to connect to the machine.  If you encounter any problems please let us know.