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June 2012

Oracle Architecture and Tuning on AIX

By |2017-10-04T10:52:21+01:00Tuesday, June 12th, 2012|IBM / AIX, My Work|

This white paper, maintained and updated by IBM Advanced Technical Support is intended for IBM Power Systems Customers, IBM Technical Sales Specialists and consultants who are interested in learning more about the requirements involved in building and tuning an Oracle RDBMS system for optimal performance on the AIX platform. The white paper contains best practices [...]

February 2012

Data Migration to IBM Disk Storage Systems

By |2017-10-04T10:52:24+01:00Monday, February 27th, 2012|IBM / AIX, My Work|

Data migration has become a mandatory and regular activity for most data centers. Companies need to migrate data not only when technology needs to be replaced, but also for consolidation, load balancing, and disaster recovery. This IBM Redbooks® publication addresses the aspects of data migration efforts while focusing on the IBM System Storage® as the [...]

January 2012

XIV Storage System: Host Attachment and Interoperability

By |2017-10-04T10:52:30+01:00Friday, January 27th, 2012|IBM / AIX, My Work|

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information for attaching the XIV® Storage System to various host operating system platforms, or for using the XIV storage with databases and other storage oriented application software. The book also presents and discusses solutions for combining the XIV Storage System with other storage platforms, host servers, or gateways. The goal [...]

Power Systems Memory Deduplication

By |2017-10-04T10:52:33+01:00Wednesday, January 11th, 2012|IBM / AIX, My Work|

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces PowerVM® Active Memory™ Deduplication on IBM Power® Systems™ based on POWER7® processor technology. The latest draft can be found at the following link: Active Memory Deduplication is a virtualization technology that allows memory pages with identical contents to be deduplicated in physical memory. This is designed to free up [...]

IBM PowerVM – Getting Started Guide

By |2017-10-04T10:52:36+01:00Wednesday, January 11th, 2012|IBM / AIX, My Work|

The IBM PowerVM Getting Started Guide has been updated and is available for viewing on the IBM website at the following link: IBM® PowerVM™ virtualization technology is a combination of hardware and software that supports and manages the virtual environments on POWER5™-, POWER5+™,POWER6™ and POWER7™-based systems. Available on IBM Power Systems™, IBM BladeCenter® servers [...]

May 2011

MAY 2011 – IBM Storwize V7000 Update Announcement

By |2017-10-04T10:52:50+01:00Wednesday, May 18th, 2011|IBM / AIX, My Work|

The IBM Storwize V7000 Storage system which was a totally new product offering launched by IBM in November 2010 has had a tremendously positive reception with over 1800 systems sold into over 1000 different customers worldwide, including almost 40% into customers previously not using IBM storage. Don’t just take IBM’s word for it, the Storwize [...]

August 2010

IBM Configuration Tools – Make or Break the deal?

By |2017-10-04T10:53:40+01:00Monday, August 9th, 2010|IBM / AIX, My Work|

With some of the biggest I.T. buzzwords of the moment being "virtualisation" and "consolidation" is it not reasonable to expect that a company the size of IBM ,could invest a little time and effort into standardising a set of tools that would allow pre-sales consultants, to configure a BladeCenter that can utilise a set of [...]

May 2010

What is Crontab?

By |2017-10-04T10:53:53+01:00Tuesday, May 11th, 2010|IBM / AIX, My Work|

As an experienced Unix administrator it is sometimes easy to lose track of how mind boggling even the simplest tool can be for the novice administrator and it is for this reason that I though it might be useful to have a  laymans explanation of the crontab file and what it does. Crontab is a [...]

December 2009

How to install ssh and disable telnet on AIX 6.1

By |2016-05-26T13:15:15+01:00Monday, December 21st, 2009|IBM / AIX, My Work|

One of the biggest gripes about AIX is how security un-conscious it is. SSH now “comes with” AIX, but it’s on a separate cd. Anyway, if you want to implement it, and you really should "want" to. Here are the procedures. Installing OpenSSH on AIX 6.1 1) Obtain the files. It’s downloadable here. Or you [...]