Redbook Diary: Week One

For the next few weeks I may not blog as frequently.  It’s not that I am tired of writing, but I will be writing on a different subject:  Helping to update the four XIV Redbooks.

IBM Redbooks are one of the many ways that IBM differentiates itself from its competitors. They are very detailed how-to guides that IBM gives away for free, you don’t even need a userid to download them.  IBMs customers and business partners use them extensively and IBMs competitors love them too (for different reasons).

With the General Availability date of XIV Gen3 rapidly approaching, the Redbooks of course need to be updated.   We have assembled a great team of residents (which due to the timing of the residency, could not include non-IBMers) and have started our chapter updates.   Some of the chapters I have already picked up include Monitoring, Volume Copies and SVC migration with XIV.   I am re-learning the joys of Adobe FrameMaker and have actually had the pleasure of running I/O to an XIV Gen3 (in fact two of them).

So my only question to all of you is:   What do you want to see in the next XIV Redbook?
I cannot promise you that everything you ask for will appear, but here is your chance to ask. And while your thinking about it, click on the image below to like IBM Redbooks on Facebook.



About Anthony Vandewerdt

I am an IT Professional who lives and works in Melbourne Australia. This blog is totally my own work. It does not represent the views of any corporation. Constructive and useful comments are very very welcome.
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