Rob McNelly

Rob McNelly

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Recent Posts

  • A Primer on the New Hyperconverged Systems
  • Getting Hands on With AIX on a Nutanix Cluster
  • A Not So Technical Look at Technical Debt
  • More Help for the HMC Transition
  • History Bytes
  • Connecting with IBMers on Sametime

    I worked for IBM from 2000-2006. During that time I used Sametime extensively to communicate with coworkers worldwide. When I left the company, I wanted to continue to IM my former colleagues.

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    Posted: August 09, 2016 |

    PowerVC Resources

    By now you're familiar with PowerVC. No? Well, then this post is for you.

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    Posted: August 02, 2016 |

    Lessons Learned from Camp

    As long time readers know, I work with Boy Scouts. Recently we took 19 boys to a week-long summer camp, and while I always find being around kids to be instructive, this time I realized that some of these lessons apply to techies as well as campers.

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    Posted: July 26, 2016 |

    Lots of Potential Bookmarks

    Check out the latest blog post, which includes several links of interest to AIX users.

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    Posted: July 19, 2016 |

    A Pictorial Guide to vSCSI Disk Settings

    One of the challenges of configuring virtual disks with the VIO server is knowing which settings must be changed during setup. I recently had something brought to my attention that should help clarify things.

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    Posted: July 12, 2016 |

    Power Systems from a Competitor's View

    I'm always interested in stories about customers that choose to migrate from x86 to POWER8 systems. When I hear about 2X performance compared to x86 when running workloads on POWER, I wonder how anyone could consider anything else. Throw in the AIX, IBM i, and Linux on Power operating systems, and to me there's utterly no reason to run another operating system on other hardware.

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    Posted: July 05, 2016 |

    Working with Snap Files

    Awhile ago Russell Adams posted an interesting message to the AIX mailing list. He wrote about working with AIX snap files and included a link to his website, which provides some background.

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    Posted: June 28, 2016 |

    Monitor-ing the Situation

    Over the years I've discovered that you can never have too many monitors connected to your system. I'm reminded of this whenever I go on the road with a laptop and single screen.

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    Posted: June 21, 2016 |

    The AIX Expansion Pack

    Are you familiar with the AIX Expansion Pack?

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    Posted: June 14, 2016 |

    Don't Forget About Server Consolidation

    You likely know that we can run multiple operating systems on Power servers. With powerful POWER8 servers, we can consolidate workloads such as AIX, IBM i, and Linux and run them simultaneously on the same server -- assuming it's not one of the newer L or LC Linux-only models.

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    Posted: June 07, 2016 |

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