I assume you've heard by now that SAP HANA is available on IBM Power Systems.
Posted: January 26, 2016 |
After trying out the HMC virtual appliance (vHMC), I wanted to examine the myHMC mobile application. The app, which came out last summer, is designed to allow you to manage HMC devices from your phone.
Posted: January 19, 2016 |
Have you ever wished you could run HMC code on your laptop? Sure, there are unsupported work-arounds, but the new HMC virtual appliance (vHMC) makes this task much simpler to accomplish, and it's supported by IBM. Read all about it in section 3.2 of this Redbook.
Posted: January 12, 2016 |
For years I've been asking you to send me scripts. Sharing your scripting abilities benefits us all. We can use them as is, or as a starting point to create scripts that could help others.
Sometime I find scripts; regardless of their origin, I share them when I get permission from their authors. It's a win-win.
Posted: January 05, 2016 |
I've once again been working with teams that are updating various certification tests. I enjoy the interaction with tech pros from around the world as we devise test questions and answers.
Posted: December 22, 2015 |
A customer recently contacted IBM Support, wondering how much memory the hypervisor could be expected to consume in their real world environment. Even given how inexpensive memory has become and how convenient it is to add and modify partitions as needed, customers can benefit by planning for their expected workloads as well as their hypervisor and VIO server memory overhead.
Posted: December 15, 2015 |
As often as I see it, it still surprises me when I encounter a company that depends on some application, but chooses to run it on unsupported hardware without maintenance agreements and/or vendor support. If anything goes sideways, who knows how they will stay in business.
Posted: December 08, 2015 |
If you're tasked with migrating, duplicating or cloning your system from old to new hardware, how do you go about it?
Posted: December 01, 2015 |
This post is about the recently published IBM Redbook that covers the IBM Spectrum Scale (formerly GPFS).
Posted: November 24, 2015 |
IBM developerWorks recently posted this piece about replacing a boot disk in PowerVC. The developerWorks article mentions the replacepv command. I haven't messed around with replacepv, but once I read about its capabilities, I was impressed.
Posted: November 17, 2015 |