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SEA Load Sharing

Originally posted by: harigm SEA load sharing provides a method to maximize resource usage while still taking advantage of the SEA fail-over capabilities. The bridged workload is shared between the primary and backup SEA. This post will explain how the workload is divided between the...

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Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 with Utility Capacity - A Cloud-Based Approach

Originally posted by: harigm With the release of 930 HMC and 930 system firmware in mid-May 2019, a new version of Power Enterprise Pools is available. Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 with Utility Capacity (PEP 2.0) aims to simplify pool administration by leveraging the IBM Cloud as a central...

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What's new in HMC V9 R1 M930

Originally posted by: harigm HMC V9 R1 introduced support for managing POWER9 systems and V9 R1 M930 is the next update for Release 1. In this blog, let’s take a quick look at the enhancements in HMC V9 R9.1.930. To get things started, V9 R1 M930 is a service pack for the V9 R1...

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Understanding Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL)

Originally posted by: harigm On enterprise class servers, IBM supports an option to purchase processors and memory for Linux workloads at lower costs than traditional workloads. With the Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) option, customers have the flexibility to run new Linux workloads...

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How does Shared Processor Performance Compare to Dedicated Processors

Originally posted by: harigm When deploying a partition, customers can choose between dedicated or shared processors for the virtualized CPUs. The blog provides some advice on making this decision including changes in POWER9 hardware to improve the performance of shared processor...

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An Overview of Idle States in the POWER9 Processor

Originally posted by: harigm 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 optimizing performance under multiple system constraints like thermal...

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HMC Management Enhancements in HMC V9 R1 M92x

Originally posted by: harigm With the introduction of POWER9 E950 & E980 systems, corresponding updates were made to HMC levels with V9 R1 M920/920.1/921. There were many enhancements done in the HMC V9 R1 M92x releases including HMC Management Enhancements. In this blog, we will talk...

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Viosupgrade - One click migration to VIOS 3.1

Originally posted by: harigm IBM introduced a new version-release of the Virtual IO Server (VIOS), VIOS 3.1, based on AIX 7.2 (TL-03), in November 2018. Given that the VIOS 3.1 is rebased to AIX 7.2 (formerly AIX 6.1), the process of updating existing VIOS’s to VIOS 3.1 involves a “new and...

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iSCSI support on PowerVM

Originally posted by: harigm iSCSI is an acronym for Internet Small Computer Systems Interface. It provides block-level access to storage devices by carrying SCSI commands over a TCP/IP network. iSCSI is used to facilitate data transfers over internet using TCP, a reliable transport...

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VIOS 3.1 Overview

Originally posted by: harigm PowerVM VIOS 3.1 is a new version of VIOS that is based on AIX 7.2 (AIX 7.2 TL3). The primary drivers for rebasing the VIOS to the latest version of AIX were modernization, security, and resiliency. AIX 7.2 is a clean and state-of-the-art base OS with many...

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