Rob McNelly

Rob McNelly

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  • Migrating the Cluster Repository Disk
    June 18, 2019
  • Power Overload
    June 11, 2019
  • DR Solutions and the Need to Keep Pace
    June 4, 2019
  • More PowerAI Resources
    May 28, 2019
  • Automation and AI at Work
    May 21, 2019
  • Migrating the Cluster Repository Disk

    Dino Quintero (@DinoatRedbooks on Twitter) maintains a Redbooks blog on IBM developerWorks. In this post from April, he and Shawn Bodily explain how to migrate the cluster repository disk on PowerHA SystemMirror.

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    Posted: June 18, 2019 |

    Power Overload

    I attended last month's IBM Systems Technical University (TechU) conference in Atlanta, and as always, it was an enjoyable and enlightening time. This week's post includes highlights from one of Nigel Griffiths' TechU sessions.

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    Posted: June 11, 2019 |

    DR Solutions and the Need to Keep Pace

    Chris Gibson recently updated his blog post about using the ghostdev and clouddev flags in the disaster recovery process. These updates are highlighted in this week's post.

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    Posted: June 4, 2019 |

    More PowerAI Resources

    Following up on last week's AI-themed post, I encourage you to check the extensive PowerAI documentation available from the IBM Knowledge Center.

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    Posted: May 28, 2019 |

    Automation and AI at Work

    There's an old saying about there being no free lunches. (Kids, ask your grandparents.) But in the age of AI, apparently that's no longer the case. Check out this entertaining story about a savvy techie who used AI and Instagram to automatically post information and receive free meals.

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    Posted: May 21, 2019 |

    The lshwres Command and Hardware Discovery

    I've previously written about using the HMC command line to get information from managed machines. It's a terrific use of the HMC, especially if you're working with new machines and your OS isn't loaded yet. Even in established environments, the HMC command line makes everything easier. Why bother with logging into multiple VIO servers or LPARs to get information?

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    Posted: May 14, 2019 |

    Setting the Record Straight on Power Systems

    There's an IBM-produced blog about Power Systems servers that's worth bookmarking. Check out this week's blog post for more information.

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    Posted: May 7, 2019 |

    Text from AIX

    As I've noted previously, I regularly visit the AIX Forum. Generally there's good discussion, and occasionally an interesting question is raised. For instance, about a month ago a forum member asked about sending texts from AIX.

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    Posted: April 30, 2019 |

    Updating Old Firmware with the OpenBMC Tool

    I was recently upgrading the firmware on an AC922 server when I realized that the firmware was old enough that no GUI was available for the task.

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    Posted: April 23, 2019 |

    Machine Learning on AIX

    If you believe that machine learning is strictly for Linux, check out this blog post, which outlines an IBM tutorial on installing and configuring Python machine learning packages on AIX.

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    Posted: April 16, 2019 |

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