Tag Archives: IBM

IBM PowerVM Best practice Update

I just read the PowerVM best practice redbook which has been released and updated last week. IBM now officially recommends using NPIV instead of VSCSI. Seems time flies when I first installed a VIOS with VSCSI. Still do like it … Continue reading

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VIOS 2.2.1.4 Installation instructions

IBM released VIOS 2.2.1.4 lately. Some companies do have “gold images” with all tuneables etc. set for the easy and fast installation. You should only get rid of specific ODM entries to install it without hassle afterwards. With the new … Continue reading

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VIO server MPIO settings

A picture I found within an presentation from IBM which sums up the recommended MPIO settings for all VIO servers you are administering.            

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Power Systems 2009 – XIV Storage System Implementation

General information about the XIV and its implementation-approaches:

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Power Systems 2009 – AIX Insights & Tricks

This was a very interesting presentation by a person from CERN. Mainly focused on some nice tricks you might wann know when the systems does not behave like it should with VMM and Memory allocation, sockets and so on.

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Power Systems 2009 – Storage

Within the storage track by David Vaughn many different technologies were described. Following is a short list of waht happens in the next few months:

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Power Systems 2009 – Hardware Announcement

This years IBM Server System technical conference had some very interesting presentations. In the following articles, I try to get you an overview of what was announced and discussed within the presentations I attended and what I have written down … Continue reading

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