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 |
The website db-engines.com rates "database management systems according to their popularity."
The list has been around for a few years, and as this InfoWorld article notes, "It isn't forensically precise, nor is it meant to be; it's intended to give a sense of trends over time."
Posted: March 01, 2016 |
A while back a customer got word from Oracle that they would be charged for every core on a system that could be used for Live Partition Mobility, even cores that weren't used by their Oracle database.
Posted: February 23, 2016 |
Last fall I wrote about the relaunch of the IBM Champions program. Here's how I described it back in 2011.
Posted: February 16, 2016 |
Recently I was telling a customer about the differences between booting into single-user mode and booting into maintenance mode. If you're not familiar with these procedures, I recommend either using an existing LPAR or creating a new LPAR and trying them both. But before you do that, check out two valuable IBM support technotes (FAQs) that walk through each method.
Posted: February 09, 2016 |
This article made the rounds on Twitter awhile ago. It's worth your time if you haven't read it:
Posted: February 02, 2016 |