IBM i and PowerVM features and tools
October 23, 2016Posted by on
I will be at the Technical Univeristy conference at London. My blog is going to have a booth 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
January 13, 2016Posted by on
Back in the day, downloading of a server firmware from IBM Fix Central website was limited only to users and serial numbers with valid IBM hardware maintenance contract. With POWER8 servers IBM put such a lock into the servers. Thus, if your hardware maintenance contract expired, you cannot install any newer firmware beyond this date. Read more of this post
January 5, 2016Posted by on
Dynamic Platform Optimizer is a hypervisor function which rearranges logical partition processors and memory on the system to improve the affinity between processors, and memory of logical partitions. In this post I will describe when to use this function and how to prevent IBM i Lpar from crash. Read more of this post
September 22, 2015Posted by on
There is a very simple how to submit any IBM i command across multiple systems. The main requirement for it is the Management Central. Read more of this post
July 14, 2015Posted by on
From the HMC firmware version 8, it is possible to define absolute values for DLPAR commands in order to change physical, virtual CPUs from the HMC command line. Read more of this post