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Rob McNelly

Rob McNelly

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  • AIXChange is still going, check our new website for the most recent posts.
    August 19, 2019
  • Power Systems Best Practices Doc: The Latest
    July 23, 2019
  • The Growing AIXchange Rate
    July 16, 2019
  • A TechU Reminder
    July 9, 2019
  • Power E980 Offering Makes Capacity Available as Needed
    June 25, 2019
  • A Not So Technical Look at Technical Debt

    This week's blog examines the term "technical debt," and what that term means to different people.

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    Posted: May 8, 2018 |

    More Help for the HMC Transition

    Awhile back Kiran Tripathi (@SocialKiran) made note of this IBM Knowledge Center breakdown of HMC interfaces.

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    Posted: May 1, 2018 |

    History Bytes

    How many of you keep stacks of old computer publications? I did, until I was finally told to get rid of some of my PC Computing magazines from the 90s. Recently though, I was sent back in time when someone on Twitter posted a link to Byte magazine's April 1998 issue.

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    Posted: April 24, 2018 |

    Troubleshooting a vSCSI Mapping

    I was recently asked to help troubleshoot a vSCSI mapping. My colleague was running an SAP HANA POC workload on POWER, and is new to the platform. At the time an older version of HMC code was being used, so we still had access to the classic HMC interface. Since mapping the virtual adapters and managing the profiles is a manual process, there's always the potential for errors. And unfortunately, mistakes were made with the adapter numbering.

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    Posted: April 17, 2018 |

    Fixes for a PowerHA Issue

    I received this information from Chris Gibson a few weeks ago. If you use PowerHA, I recommend checking to see if you're on affected levels of AIX.

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    Posted: April 10, 2018 |

    Securing Your HMC

    IBM developerWorks has a nice article about securing your HMC. Read on to find out more.

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    Posted: April 3, 2018 |

    POWER9 Attracts a BIG Customer

    I'd heard rumors for a while, but those rumors were confirmed last week: Google runs IBM Power Systems* in its production environment.

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    Posted: March 27, 2018 |

    System Planning Tool Updated for POWER9

    The six POWER9 servers IBM announced last month GA this week. Are you ready to refresh your System Planning Tool?

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    Posted: March 20, 2018 |

    Dealing With an HMC Upgrade Problem

    During a recent HMC upgrade, a buddy of mine had a problem. While you're unlikely to find yourself in this situation, if you ever do, you'll be glad you read this.

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    Posted: March 13, 2018 |

    AIX Migration Prep

    Here's an oldie but a goody: a document covering AIX migration preparation.

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    Posted: March 6, 2018 |

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