Rob McNelly

Rob McNelly

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Recent Posts

  • Replicating Changes Across Multiple HMCs
    January 15, 2019
  • More on VIOS 3.1
    January 8, 2019
  • Staying Fit: An Ongoing Story of Peaks and Valleys
    December 18, 2018
  • Everything to Know about VIOS 3.1
    December 11, 2018
  • Implementing the vHMC Requires Attention to Detail
    December 4, 2018
  • System Planning Tool Updated for POWER9

    The six POWER9 servers IBM announced last month GA this week. Are you ready to refresh your System Planning Tool?

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    Posted: March 20, 2018 |

    Dealing With an HMC Upgrade Problem

    During a recent HMC upgrade, a buddy of mine had a problem. While you're unlikely to find yourself in this situation, if you ever do, you'll be glad you read this.

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    Posted: March 13, 2018 |

    AIX Migration Prep

    Here's an oldie but a goody: a document covering AIX migration preparation.

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    Posted: March 6, 2018 |

    The 2018 IBM Champions

    This came out about a month ago, but I want to acknowledge this year's IBM Champions.

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    Posted: February 27, 2018 |

    A Valuable Doc on HMC GUI Options

    Alan Fulton (@The_Iron_Monger) tweeted the link to this information on GUI options in the new HMC. As the classic view we're all used to goes away, you should explore this doc that clocks in at a tidy 15 pages.

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    Posted: February 20, 2018 |

    IBM Unveils Six POWER9 Servers

    IBM is announcing six new POWER9 scale-out servers today, with general availability set for March 20. IBM is touting these systems as future forward, cloud-ready infrastructure for mission critical workloads. The systems will max out with 4 TB of memory and will have PCIe Gen4 adapters, which doubles the bandwidth of Gen3 cards.

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    Posted: February 13, 2018 |

    Hardware Maintenance EOS Extension on the Way

    Back in November IBM announced a hardware maintenance end of service (EOS) extension for customers with unsupported legacy systems. This offering is expected to be available in the spring.

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    Posted: February 6, 2018 |

    Follow Me (at a Faster Speed)

    What are the benefits of listening to information at faster-than-normal speed? Read on to find out.

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    Posted: January 30, 2018 |

    A PowerAI Primer

    Articulating why customers should care about PowerAI can be challenging. In many cases this workload is handled by departments or organizations that are different from the ones we typically work with--read on to find out more.

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    Posted: January 23, 2018 |

    Legacy Environments: What Can Be Done?

    Following up on a previous post about customers that continue to rely upon legacy systems, I'm curious: What would you do if you had to manage an environment with old POWER machines running AIX 5.3?

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    Posted: January 16, 2018 |

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