Rob McNelly

Rob McNelly




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  • The POWER9 Journey Begins
    12/05/2017
  • Using lvmo to Migrate LVM Performance Tuning Values
    11/28/2017
  • Losing a Laptop
    11/21/2017
  • On Becoming a Sponsor User
    11/14/2017
  • A Tip on Getting Started with the PowerHA 7.2.1 GUI
    11/07/2017
  • Design, Customize and Buy Your OpenPOWER LC Server Online

    Did you know how easy it is to design your own OpenPOWER LC server? Here's a hint: it's pretty easy.

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    Posted: September 26, 2017 |

    POWER9: What's Already Out There Says Plenty

    In March I wrote about the POWER9 roadmap. More recently, I sat in on a confidential briefing about the upcoming release. All I can really say about it is that some exciting things are coming, and I can't wait to share the details with you.

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    Posted: September 19, 2017 |

    Some Familiar and Not So Familiar Uses of ifconfig

    In our line of work, you never stop learning. But I also believe it's important to refresh one's memory by revisiting some basics from time to time.

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    Posted: September 12, 2017 |

    Tech Changes, but Teaching Doesn't

    Even though it was published in the earliest days of the internet, a 1996 article about helping people learn to use computers still rings true.

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    Posted: September 05, 2017 |

    My Workout Day at the Data Center

    As I've noted previously, IT pros aren't the healthiest lot. But if you spend any time setting up new hardware in data centers, you're at least getting a workout.

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    Posted: August 30, 2017 |

    Is Anyone Interested in a Any a Real-Time AIX Forum Using Slack?

    Rob McNelly explores the benefits of Slack and ponders creating a real-time AIX forum using Slack.

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    Posted: August 21, 2017 |

    Taking Your HMC to the Cloud

    Have you heard about the new Cloud Management Console (CMC)? It provides a new way of managing our environments from a single pane of glass. The data from your HMC flows to a central location, and you manage it there. If you have multiple HMCs in a large environment, that's a great convenience.

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    Posted: August 15, 2017 |

    Saved by uuencode (yes, uuencode)

    I'd honestly forgotten about uuencode until recently, when I actually needed it.

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    Posted: August 08, 2017 |

    Big Changes are Coming to the HMC

    Are you bored with that same old x86 version of the HMC that you've used for years? Are you tired of the same old interface that you've long mastered? Are you ready for a change? Well ready or not, change is coming.

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    Posted: August 01, 2017 |

    The Place to Go for AIX Updates

    I've previously mentioned my fondness for reading technical documentation. Another great resource along those tech doc lines is the AIX updates IBM provides. For instance, here's what's new for AIX 7.2, and here's the update for AIX 7.1.

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    Posted: July 25, 2017 |

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