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
  • 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 5, 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 |

    Saved by uuencode (yes, uuencode)

    I'd honestly forgotten about uuencode until recently, when I actually needed it.

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    Posted: August 8, 2017 |

    Big Changes are Coming to the HMC

    Are you bored with that same old x86 version of the HMC that you've used for years? Are you tired of the same old interface that you've long mastered? Are you ready for a change? Well ready or not, change is coming.

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    Posted: August 1, 2017 |

    The Place to Go for AIX Updates

    I've previously mentioned my fondness for reading technical documentation. Another great resource along those tech doc lines is the AIX updates IBM provides. For instance, here's what's new for AIX 7.2, and here's the update for AIX 7.1.

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    Posted: July 25, 2017 |

    Much has Changed, but Not Everything

    This blog came to life 10 years ago this week, on July 16, 2007. When I started writing AIXchange, my sons were 8 and 4. Now my oldest is a high school graduate and my youngest is a freshman. Time marches on.

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    Posted: July 18, 2017 |

    Booting an LPAR from a USB Port

    Have you booted LPARs from your USB ports? It was much easier than I thought it would be.

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    Posted: July 11, 2017 |

    Info on VIO Commands

    I want to highlight a few VIO commands, and point you to where you can find even more commands.

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    Posted: June 27, 2017 |

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