Rob McNelly

Rob McNelly




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  • HMC Enhanced GUI: A Cautionary Tale
    October 23, 2018
  • Restricting Access to the AIX Error Report
    October 16, 2018
  • New Stencils Available for POWER9 Systems
    October 9, 2018
  • NIM Management via HTTP
    October 2, 2018
  • What's in Store for Memory
    September 25, 2018
  • HMC Enhanced GUI: A Cautionary Tale

    Just in time for Halloween, here's a scary story involving the HMC enhanced GUI version and an inexperienced user.

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    Posted: October 23, 2018 |

    Restricting Access to the AIX Error Report

    Awhile back on Twitter, Chris Gibson noted that, starting with AIX 7.2 TL3, administrators will be able to prevent non-privileged users from viewing the AIX error report.

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    Posted: October 16, 2018 |

    New Stencils Available for POWER9 Systems

    Visio stencils are now available for selected IBM Power Systems POWER9 models, including the AC922 and S914.

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    Posted: October 9, 2018 |

    NIM Management via HTTP

    I love NIM. I rely on NIM when I'm doing new server builds, and it's also my go-to for installing the VIO server.

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    Posted: October 2, 2018 |

    What's in Store for Memory

    In August there was an event called Hot Chips 30. A long-running conference for the semiconductor industry, Hot Chips is the place to learn about high-performance microprocessors and related topics like system memory. Here are a couple of interesting articles that came out of the conference that look at memory and where it's headed in the near future.

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    Posted: September 25, 2018 |

    An Important Reminder about VIOS

    This post outlines some important reminders about VIOS.

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    Posted: September 18, 2018 |

    LPM Copy Time Stats

    Newsflash: I'm not the only person out there writing about AIX and related topics. I also understand that this is a good thing, for all of us. I know l like reading about this stuff as much as I like writing about it.

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    Posted: September 11, 2018 |

    A Discussion of Software Security

    Containers or virtual machines--which provides greater security? IBM Research attempted to answer this question, as explained in a recent article that I outline in this blog.

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    Posted: September 4, 2018 |

    Other Options for Volume Group Backups

    How do you backup your volume groups? These days we're often dealing with snapshots on a SAN, but there are still occasions when you want to backup to a local tape drive, a file, or a NIM server. The specifics depend upon the amount of data and the type of infrastructure we're dealing with. (Obviously moving terabytes across a 100mb network isn't the best way to go.)
     

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    Posted: August 28, 2018 |

    Vulnerability Checker Provides Security Info

    The FLRT Vulnerability Checker Online (FLRTVC) allows you to check your AIX system for HIPER and Security vulnerabilities. This post provides the necessary details to get started.

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    Posted: August 21, 2018 |

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