Mid-Range Michiana Users Group


The Michiana Mid-Range Users Group meets on the third Thursday of every month except December for presentations and round table discussions related to IBM System i and other mid-range systems.  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

The next MRMUG meeting will be:

Thursday November 16, 2017:

Topic – Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

HyperConverged -  What is it?  How did we get here and where is it going?

This month, Kevin Vierstra from Ciber will discuss convergence and hyper-convergence.  Come to the November MRMUG meeting for our traditional Thanksgiving fare and find out what it is, how we get there, and where it’s going!  (If you are an IBM i shop, you probably know more than you think you know about convergence…)

Kevin Viersta has been a customer, a Pre-Sales Engineer for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, IT Distributers and Resellers.  He spent 16 Years with HPE and has a total of 32 years in the IT industry.  Kevin has been certified in operating systems, Converged Systems, Storage and Networking.  He is currently focused on Servers Storage and Networking technologies.

Please note the following important information

V7R1 was withdrawn from marketing on September 30, 2017

Support for V7R1 will end on April 30, 2018
·   Service Extension for V7R1 has not been announced yet.

Support for V6R1 ended on September 30, 2015

·   Service Extension for V6R1 is available at an additional cost through September 30, 2018.  Software     Maintenance is a required pre-requisite for Service Extension.

Extended support for V5R4 ended September 30, 2017

   Support for V5R4 ended on September 30, 2013.
   Service Extension ended September 30, 2017.

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