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
  • An Introduction to Problem Analysis

    The IBM Knowledge Center has a number of documents on problem analysis for AIX, Linux and more. While this information may seem basic to anyone's who's spent years dealing with these types of issues, junior admins should spend some time with beginning problem analysis, and all of the other info linked in this document.

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    Posted: April 9, 2019 |

    Choosing the Proper Level for Managing VIOS with NIM

    This blog contains several links to helpful documents related to managing VIOS with NIM.

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    Posted: April 2, 2019 |

    Comments on the Changing UNIX Landscape

    I was quoted in this recent NetworkWorld article on the slow decline of UNIX.

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    Posted: March 26, 2019 |

    A Look at AIX and Cloud

    I'm quite late to this, but if you haven't caught Petra Bührer's Power Systems Virtual User Group presentation, "Enterprise Cloud Bundle and AIX Enterprise Edition," check it out. 

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    Posted: March 19, 2019 |

    Logging in NPIV from the HMC

    Back in 2013 I wrote about using the chnportlogin and lsnportlogin commands to display and change N_Port ID virtualization (NPIV) mappings. This same operation can be accomplished using the HMC, which came in handy for me when I was recently asked how to get secondary World Wide Names (WWNs) logged in to use for live partition mobility.

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    Posted: March 12, 2019 |

    Asking the Right Questions

    Have you ever wondered how a particular implementation was ever approved? Why was this choice made instead of something simpler or easier? Short answer: Often it isn't that simple.

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    Posted: March 5, 2019 |

    Getting Started with AIX System Files

    This post outlines how to work with AIX system files.

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    Posted: February 26, 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 |

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