IBM i and PowerVM features and tools
February 16, 2017Posted by on
Today, I want to share my experience with the upgrade an SR-IOV adapter firmware (EN0H) configured in shared mode. The update was so simple and so straight forward that I decided to share this positive message with you. Read more of this post
February 15, 2017Posted by on
The other day, I’ve wrote about POWER8 ‘feature’ which requires from an administrator update of access keys in order to keep a server eligible for the firmware upgrade POWER8 – No hardware maintenance-no firmware upgrade . An administrator needs to enter these every few months, if a maintenance contract is re-signed every few months. This can be a headache, or something bigger if someone runs multiple servers. There is a secret HMC function, which can update the keys automatically.
November 8, 2016Posted by on
Few weeks ago I had a chance to test VTL functionality on StoreOnce devices in conjunction with IBM i. HP StoreOnce is pretty new product and I know that a lot of people is waiting for some information ‘from the field’. This is my short summary.
October 31, 2016Posted by on
Last week I spent at the Technical University in London. It was a great conference. As always I learnt a lot, met a lot of friends, seen a lot of interesting technologies and concepts. The conference was very special for me, because I was given the opportunity to join a poster session. Read more of this post
October 23, 2016Posted by on
I will be at the Technical Univeristy conference at London. My blog is going to have a poster session on Thursday afternoon (starting from 5pm). If you want to discouss any topic or you just want to have a small talk, stop at my booth and say hello .
See you in London.
May 17, 2016Posted by on
Do you know that by using Workload Capping you can reduce license costs on IBM i Lpar? Read more of this post
April 5, 2016Posted by on
By the command below an LPAR can be created with specific WWPNs, of course if you use NPIV adapters. It can be useful for LPARS migration between servers. It is extremely dangerous command, therefore it should be used only by people who knows what is for. Read more of this post
March 26, 2016Posted by on
In this post I will describe how to create a Shared Ethernet Adapter (SEA) from the new HMC Enhanced GUI interface where no single command in VIOS command line is required. Read more of this post
February 21, 2016Posted by on
In the past, the only option to provide redundant Ethernet on dedicated network adapters for IBM i was a VIRTUALIP ‘interface’. Starting with IBM i 7.1 TR3, there is a new feature called Link aggregation. It is much better and much easier for implementation than VIPA.
January 19, 2016Posted by on
Those of you who run recent hardware, probably noticed the new HMC interface called Enhanced+ GUI available since the HMC Firmware 8.8.1 SP1. In this post I would like to share my point of view and give some advice for people who would like to use it. Read more of this post