Blogs

  • Enhancements for Shared Storage Pools (SSP) The VIOS SSP 3.1.2. release primarily focuses on resiliency improvements with the storage pool. This includes some network resiliency enhancements with ...

  • Blog Entry

    Welcome to a fresh blog post! The first “You and i” blog post in its new location – the IBM i Community ( https://bit.ly/IBMiCommunity ). (I’d like to put the link to the blog right here, but until I ...

  • IBM ® POWER9 TM systems include a new GZIP based hardware accelerator that is supported on AIX 7.2. This article presents the technology, how to utilize it, and a performance study showing a significant ...

  • Blog Entry

    IBM PowerVC is a virtualization and cloud management solution for Power Systems. It simplifies the task for LPAR provisioning, network and volume management. In this blog, we will go through the details ...

  • Hi POWER Friends! When design and implementing solutions on IBM POWER servers you want to balance: Good Enough Performance Flexibility Availability Budget Constraints Pink Sherbet ...

  • By Wasif Mohammad, Technical Solution Architect, IBM Systems Lab Services Today’s business requires 24x7 uptime for critical applications. For most organizations, unexpected downtime translates directly ...

  • AIX Secure Boot

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    Power9 introduces secure boot to PowerVM in 2017. PowerVM secure boot, which implements a processor based chain of trust, verifies the integrity of PowerVM firmware, including Power Hypervisor, adjunct ...

  • Filesystem Space Reclaim in AIX for JFS2

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    Overview: Filesystem space reclaim is used to return space to the disk in order to enact a Thin Provisioning scheme. Under a Thin Provisioning scheme, space is not allocated until a write ...

  • Blog Entry

    The lvmo command is used to manage tunables such as the number of LVM pbufs on a per volume group basis. These tunables are stored outside of the on disk volume group in ODM, and are not preserved when ...

  • ​ Many of us have used AIX LDAP clients with AIX LDAP servers. But is it possible to have AIX LDAP clients with a Windows Active Directory [AD] as its LDAP Server?. Yes it is! AIX is compliant to ...

  • PowerSC TNC Overview

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    Security and compliance are vital to all businesses. IBM PowerSC (Power is Security & Compliance) provides a security and Compliance solution optimized for virtualized environments on Power Systems servers, ...

  • Virtual IO Server Performance Advisor

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    Introduction Customers are increasingly leveraging virtualization on Power Systems to efficiently use resources through workload consolidation and cloud deployments. As a result of the adoption ...

  • AIX Open Source Support Tips - Getting Started

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    The AIX® Toolbox for Linux® Applications is the official IBM site for downloading AIX open source for Linux packages. This site contains many open source and GNU software packages built and ...

  • AIX Multi-Factor Authentication via RSA SecurID

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    AIX Multi-Factor Authentication via RSA SecurID Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a method of access control in which a user is granted access only after successfully ...

  • Introduction to Virtual IO Server Rules

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    Overview PowerVM 2.2.4 introduced VIOS Rules support. VIOS Rules is a new device configuration concept for simplifying setup and management of VIOS device attributes. It creates predefined default ...

  • Welcome to IBM Enterprise Linux on Power

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    Welcome to the IBM Enterprise Linux on Power Community. Get all your IBM Enterprise Linux on Power community updates at one place. This community enables end users across the world to connect and exchange ...

  • Storage Space Unmap Support in AIX

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    Storage Space Unmap Support in AIX Overview: Thin Provisioning is a technology employed by storage products for optimized resource utilization. Under a Thin provisioned scheme, a ...

  • An Overview of Idle States in the POWER9 Processor

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    Introduction : Power Management is a trade-off between how quickly the work is done (performance) versus how much power it takes to do the work (energy). It is about saving power in conjunction with ...

  • Announcing PowerVC 1.4.4 Fix Pack 2

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    Announcing PowerVC 1.4.4 Fix Pack 2 Hi there! We now bring you a few more exciting features and fixes in our signature virtualization product – PowerVC. Today we’re officially releasing the 1.4.4 ...

  • YUM Plugins for AIX

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    YUM plugins are the python modules provided with a separate package and these modules are loaded when yum starts. Individual package needs to be installed to enable the required plugins. This document ...