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Migrating LPARs to the Cloud

Rob McNelly

April 26, 2022

Today I want to talk about migrating LPARs to the cloud. Where are you on your cloud journey? Have you just begun thinking about it? Are all of your systems currently running in the public cloud? Are you running a proof of concept or some test and development machines in the cloud? Have you decided […]

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Top Reasons to Love AIX

Rob McNelly

February 17, 2022

As I started training for my upcoming Grand Canyon rim to rim hikes, I realized that I had not mentioned the things I love about AIX lately. I am an AIX bigot. I love IBM Power Systems. I have not gone to the extreme of getting a tattoo like some of the Apple fanboys and girls […]

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AIX and Power Systems 2021 Review, and a Look Toward 2022

Rob McNelly

January 27, 2022

As I made my way back up the Bright Angel trail in the Grand Canyon after visiting Plateau Point, I realized that I had not talked about the AIX and Power Systems news and highlights that happened in 2021, and some of the upcoming things that I have to look forward to in 2022. In 2021 […]

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Learning AIX and IBM i: Courses, Tracks and Certifications

Rob McNelly

December 7, 2021

As I made my way across the country from the ocean, to a campsite in the woods, to a cabin along a lake during my latest camping adventures, I realized that I had not answered a question I had received.  I was asked “Are there some courses or tracks or certifications you would recommend if […]

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IBM Champion Rob McNelly on the New AIX 7.3 Announcement

Rob McNelly

October 29, 2021

As I finished running 13.1 miles at the Lake Powell half marathon, I realized that I had not told you about the AIX 7.3 announcement from IBM. The announcement letters are easy enough to find on the IBM website. 7.3 was officially announced on October 19, and although there is more than just the AIX announcement, […]

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A New AIX Video Series and the Latest on AIX Open Beta and Power10

Rob McNelly

October 14, 2021

A quick professional note: I’ve launched a video series for TechChannel. I’ve recorded three so far, including my latest on the Technical Support Appliance (TSA). Take a moment to check them out—the videos all clock in at around four minutes—and then send me suggestions for topics you’d like to see covered going forward. Being new […]

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Rob McNelly on the IBM Support Technical Support Appliance

Rob McNelly

September 28, 2021

Rob McNelly looks at the Technical Support Appliance (TSA) from IBM support.  Transcript As I crossed the finish line after swimming 425 yards, biking 15 miles, and running 5 kilometers in the sprint triathlon I recently completed, I realized that I had not talked about the TSA lately. If you are an American you are […]

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Video Tutorial: Using invscout on AIX

Rob McNelly

September 1, 2021

Learn how to use the invscout command on AIX from IBM Champion Rob McNelly: Transcript: As I paddled my Kayak down the Colorado River, I realized that many of you had fallen behind on your system patching. As server administrators, besides updating our operating system, and our virtual IO server, and our HMC code, we […]

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Video Tutorial: Rob McNelly on Installing YUM on AIX

Rob McNelly

August 3, 2021

In the first TechChannel video tutorial of the year, learn how to install YUM on AIX from IBM Champion Rob McNelly: Transcript: On this test logical partition, I checked to see if YUM was installed by running the YUM command. It was not installed. I wrote an article about YUM in 2017 on the AIX […]