If you have IBM maintenance and support contracts on your IBM hardware and software, it's a straight-forward arrangement. When something breaks, you can open a PMR and get help.
Posted: May 10, 2016 |
If you travel for your job as I do, you probably lug lots of gear. Chargers, cords and adapters are just some of the necessities that keep your gadgets in working order while you're on the go.
Posted: May 03, 2016 |
Here's something of interest to those who use live partition mobility (LPM): IBM has created a matrix that shows firmware compatibility for conducting LPM operations between systems:
Posted: April 26, 2016 |
For as long as there's been an HMC, there have been frustrated administrators wishing they had root access to it.
Posted: April 19, 2016 |
Last week I was in Austin for a Linux on Power workshop, when, as the kids say, my Twitter timeline blew up with news from the OpenPOWERSummit in San Jose.
Posted: April 12, 2016 |
You just found out you're getting new hardware. But hold the celebration -- how do you get your existing LPARs to run on it?
Posted: April 05, 2016 |
Nobody likes to admit it, but many customers are still running AIX 5.3 on older hardware. There are many reasons for this. Maybe you have a few LPARs running an older OS. Maybe you're reliant on a critical application that's no longer supported. Maybe you've fallen so far behind on patching and upgrading that running an old OS is an acceptable risk. Or perhaps it's simply the stubbornness of an "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality.
Posted: March 29, 2016 |
If you just bought an 8408-E8E -- otherwise known as the E850 -- you may be wondering about its minimum supported AIX versions. Turns out there's an easy way to find this information: Just go to the System to AIX Maps web page.
Posted: March 22, 2016 |
It seems like there's an app for everything related to your Power hardware these days. There's myHMC Mobile (which I covered here), along with the IBM Redbooks Mobile App. And now there's the IBM Technical Support Mobile App (available for Android and iPhone).
Posted: March 15, 2016 |
I've mentioned FLRT previously. Hopefully you've taken advantage of the tool. On countless occasions it's helped me determine the latest versions of OSs, firmware and applications, along with end of life, etc.
Posted: March 08, 2016 |