Rob McNelly

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  • A Lifetime Champion
    February 19, 2019
  • System Software Maps Provide Quick Answers on OS Support
    February 12, 2019
  • PowerVC-Based Tool Rebalances Workloads
    February 5, 2019
  • There's Even More to the POWER9 Story
    January 29, 2019
  • A Red Hot Reddit Discussion of AIX & Linux
    January 22, 2019
  • A Lifetime Champion

    Last month, the IBM Champions program announced its honorees for 2019. Also announced was the new Champion Lifetime Achievement award.

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    Posted: February 19, 2019 |

    System Software Maps Provide Quick Answers on OS Support

    IBM Support has system software maps for AIX, IBM i, VIO server, SUSE, Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux. The maps allow you to quickly locate all the IBM Power Systems server models that support these operating systems. This week's blog provides more information about software maps.

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    Posted: February 12, 2019 |

    PowerVC-Based Tool Rebalances Workloads

    I was recently asked if there's a way to automatically rebalance AIX workloads on IBM Power Systems servers. There sure is. It's called the PowerVC Dynamic Resource Optimizer.

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    Posted: February 5, 2019 |

    There's Even More to the POWER9 Story

    We all know that Summit and Sierra are the world's fastest supercomputers, and that they run on POWER9 processors connected to NVIDIA GPUs.

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    Posted: January 29, 2019 |

    A Red Hot Reddit Discussion of AIX & Linux

    I've long maintained that AIX isn't imperiled by the prevalence of Linux. Even so, it's always great to encounter passionate defenses of our favorite operating system, and this thread from the AIX Reddit feed (r/aix) is chock full of them.

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    Posted: January 22, 2019 |

    Replicating Changes Across Multiple HMCs

    For any environment with multiple HMCs, data replication generally makes sense. IBM's Customizable Data Replication service can help you accomplish this, no matter how your HMCs are set up.

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    Posted: January 15, 2019 |

    More on VIOS 3.1

    This post provides additional details regarding VIOS 3.1.

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    Posted: January 8, 2019 |

    Staying Fit: An Ongoing Story of Peaks and Valleys

    How do you know if your friend is vegan and does Crossfit? Don’t worry, they'll tell you.

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    Posted: December 18, 2018 |

    Everything to Know about VIOS 3.1

    VIOS 3.1 is here, and now is the time to start planning your next move. Should you replace your hardware with new servers and do fresh VIOS installs on those machines, or would a gradual upgrade of your dual VIO servers make more sense? Get informed by digging into the numerous, valuable resources that have recently come out.

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    Posted: December 11, 2018 |

    Implementing the vHMC Requires Attention to Detail

    If you're planning to get rid of your physical appliances and run all of the HMCs in your environment as virtual machines, read on for some considerations you should keep in mind.

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    Posted: December 4, 2018 |

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