Rob McNelly

Rob McNelly




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  • More Fun with AIX on a Nutanix Cluster
    November 13, 2018
  • Porting to POWER9
    November 6, 2018
  • A Change to the SMT Mode Default in POWER9
    October 30, 2018
  • HMC Enhanced GUI: A Cautionary Tale
    October 23, 2018
  • Restricting Access to the AIX Error Report
    October 16, 2018
  • On Becoming a Sponsor User

    While attending the IBM Technical University last month I went to a session on the Cloud Management Console (CMC). One thing I highlighted when I first wrote about the CMC is how you get access to the product. You can pay $50 per frame per month, or, if you've purchase a C model, you receive access to the product for three years.

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    Posted: November 14, 2017 |

    A Tip on Getting Started with the PowerHA 7.2.1 GUI

    There are a lot of ways to get familiar with the new PowerHA 7.2.1 GUI--read more to find out how.

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    Posted: November 7, 2017 |

    Just Back from Technical University

    I haven't written about the IBM Technical University lately, but rest assured, I continue to make time for it as schedules allow.

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    Posted: October 31, 2017 |

    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).

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    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 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 3, 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 |

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