Dale Barrick is a Senior IT Specialist with IBM Techline in Atlanta, Georgia, with 26 years of service. As a Systems Engineer, his background is S/36, AS/400, and iSeries. He is currently the iSeries Techline Focal Point for the Southeastern Area and the national lead for the LPAR Solutions Initiative team. He also works with the iTC performing LPAR plan validations and has assisted the iTC in the V4R5 and V5R1 LPAR class rewrites and the original LPAR Validation Tool development prior its initial release. Recently he participated in the creation of the LPAR Certification examination. He has co-authored the LPAR Configuration & Management redbook, the iSeries Migration redbook and two versions of the iSeries System Builder and Handbook.