Rob McNelly

Rob McNelly

Bookmark and Share

Recent Posts

  • System Planning Tool Updated for POWER9
  • Dealing With an HMC Upgrade Problem
  • AIX Migration Prep
  • The 2018 IBM Champions
  • A Valuable Doc on HMC GUI Options
  • Patching: Seeking a Happy Medium

    Let’s talk about patching. IT pros understand that it's critical to patch in a timely matter. Or at least they should understand, but then, getting behind on patching was one factor in the Equifax breach (and many other breaches for that matter).

    Read More

    Posted: October 24, 2017 |

    A Hitch with SEA Failover Testing

    A few months back, I ran into an issue during shared Ethernet adapter (SEA) failover testing. After upgrading to VIO server, we would fail VIOS1 and verify our disks and networks were functioning as expected on the VIO clients. Then we'd bring VIOS1 back online and fail VIOS2. The network would hang on the VIO clients.

    Read More

    Posted: October 17, 2017 |

    Power Systems Best Practices Doc Updated

    Not long ago I was asked about the Power Systems best practices document that I wrote about in March.

    Read More

    Posted: October 10, 2017 |

    My Reading List

    From time to time I'll share some random links to AIX documentation I find online or via Twitter. But I also regularly read certain individuals, some who write about Power/AIX and some who cover tech more generally. I thought I'd share that list here.

    Read More

    Posted: October 03, 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.

    Read More

    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.

    Read More

    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.

    Read More

    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.

    Read More

    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.

    Read More

    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.

    Read More

    Posted: August 21, 2017 |

    Displaying results 21-30 (of 538)
     |<  <  1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10  >  >|