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The Value of IBM Education, the Opportunity to Interact

Rob McNelly

April 4, 2024

Rob McNelly looks ahead to this fall's IBM TechXchange event

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The Importance of Documentation

Rob McNelly

March 6, 2024

Rob McNelly on the need to check docs and the simplicity of conducting upgrades using the HMC GUI, as well as with other tips and tidbits

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Recognizing the Newest IBM Champions

Rob McNelly

January 26, 2024

Happy new year! It is 2024 and I do not know where the time goes. But I know where I’m going to start—by congratulating the IBM Champions class of 2024. Here are comments from Libby Ingrassia, IBM Champions program director: “It is with great pleasure I can announce this year’s IBM Champions! We had an […]

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How to Use the Rules Command With VIO Servers

Jaqui Lynch

January 11, 2024

I do a lot of customizations on my VIO servers, and I was asked recently how the rules command could be used to deploy some of those changes so they can be consistently applied to all VIO servers. The rules command is primarily used to tune and modify device settings on the VIO server and […]

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FLRT, NIM, DNF, HMC and More: Technical Lessons From 2023

Jaqui Lynch

November 15, 2023

2023 has been incredibly busy, but I have also learned a lot during that time. It was great to attend TechXchange, see everyone in person and share ideas and thoughts with everyone. In this article I have tried to distill some of the things I learned throughout the year: Updates to tools How to install […]

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A Warning About Running ezh and eezh Scripts in Updated HMC Environments

Rob McNelly

October 31, 2023

In 2020 I wrote about a couple of scripts called ezh and eezh: “EZH is a script for the [HMC] to provide an alternate, easier to use, command line interface for many common commands, and the goal of the project is to make the HMC command line interface easier to use for day to day […]

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Power10 Lessons Learned in 2023

Jaqui Lynch

October 30, 2023

2023 has been a busy year with lots of Power10 implementations. And I have learned a great deal during that time from a combination of experience, IBM documents and tips from friends. It is important that you follow the instructions on how to set up your Power10 server. The addition of the VMI (Virtualization Management […]

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Preparing a VIOS for Maintenance Using the HMC

Chris Gibson

October 17, 2023

Did you know that, starting with Hardware Management Console (HMC) V9.2.950.0 and later, you can use the HMC user interface (UI) to prepare a Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) for maintenance on your IBM Power server? If this interests you, please read on to find out how.   The VIOS is considered an appliance or (like) […]

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The Subtle but Significant Differences Posed by Power10 Hardware and the New HMC

Rob McNelly

August 24, 2023

In March, Jaqui Lynch wrote about connecting HMCs to Power10 servers. If you’re in the process of moving to Power10/updating your HMCs, this is a must-read. If you’d like me to summarize it, I can do so in a pithy phrase: The only constant is change. The modern HMC has different connectivity methods compared to […]

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Configuring Hybrid Network Virtualization for AIX

Chris Gibson

May 26, 2023

An overview and description of Hybrid Network Virtualization—or HNV, as it is more commonly known—can be found in this blog written by Chuck Graham, the lead IBM architect for SR-IOV. It’s an excellent blog, which I highly recommend you read before attempting to configure HNV in your environment. As described in the blog, HNV was […]