Rob McNelly

Rob McNelly




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  • A Primer on the New Hyperconverged Systems
    05/22/2018
  • Getting Hands on With AIX on a Nutanix Cluster
    05/15/2018
  • A Not So Technical Look at Technical Debt
    05/08/2018
  • More Help for the HMC Transition
    05/01/2018
  • History Bytes
    04/24/2018
  • 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 2.2.5.10, 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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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 |

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