Rob McNelly

Rob McNelly

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Recent Posts

  • What's in Store for Memory
    September 25, 2018
  • An Important Reminder about VIOS
    September 18, 2018
  • LPM Copy Time Stats
    September 11, 2018
  • A Discussion of Software Security
    September 4, 2018
  • Other Options for Volume Group Backups
    August 28, 2018
  • 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 |

    PowerHA Now Includes HTML Reporting Capability

    This blog post is about PowerHA and its new HTML reporting capability.

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    Posted: June 20, 2017 |

    Service and Productivity Tools for LoP Users

    If you're running Linux on Power, are you running these service and productivity tools?

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    Posted: June 13, 2017 |

    A Techie's Guide to Recreational Reading

    What sort of person actually enjoys reading through random IBM support documentation? A lot of us, I imagine. I know I do. I find reading docs in my spare time helps me when I'm actually dealing with a problem. I'll remember reading something, and even if I don't recall where I saw it, I can usually locate it with minimal digging.

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    Posted: June 6, 2017 |

    IBM Spectrum Protect Live Demo

    Recently I was shown a link to the IBM Spectrum Protect Live Demo, and I thought I'd tell you about my experience with it.

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    Posted: May 30, 2017 |

    CoD Remains an Under-Utilized Option

    Although Capacity on Demand has been around for years, I still encounter customers who are unaware of this option. So here's a primer/reminder.

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    Posted: May 23, 2017 |

    How to Seize Information About Your SEAs

    Shared Ethernet adapters have matured as a technology. A few years ago when SEAs were new and a little more esoteric, they were occasionally misconfigured, leading to network issues. Now that we have more experience with them, I don't hear about many problems with SEAs these days.

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    Posted: May 16, 2017 |

    About Processor Modes

    During the build out of a new POWER8 server, we were loading VIO server. We were using the classic HMC interface, and a user clicked on the profile after VIOS was running. He checked the hardware tab, and in that tab, they happened to see the processor compatibility mode.

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    Posted: May 9, 2017 |

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