Category Archives: IBM

Why the IBM SSIC is the best place to get your supported hardware information

Its been a while since I last blogged, but here is something that might interest you.  To spice things up I even recorded a quick video blog of the same information you will find written here.  So skip the video … Continue reading

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Mapping Linux RDMs to Storwize Volumes

As a follow-up to my previous post about MPIO software and RDMs, I suggested SDDDSM could help you map Windows volumes to Storwize volumes.    This led to the obvious question:   What about Linux VMs? In a distant time … Continue reading

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Making sense of the IBM SVC/Storwize Code release cycle

********************** UPDATE 14 August 2015 When I initially posted this blog, there was a major error in my base spreadsheet, that made the time periods shorter than they actually were (because it was only using weekdays, 5 days per week, … Continue reading

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Unix tools for the SVC and Storwize masses: a 12 year journey

So it turns out the only thing harder than writing blog posts is keeping up with other people’s blog posts  (actually it’s easy to write blog posts….  it’s just hard to write good and useful ones).   So when I … Continue reading

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Using AIX VG mirroring in combination with hardware snapshots

One of the great things about Logical Volume Managers is how you can use them for all manner of clever solutions.   I recently explored how to use a combination of hardware snapshots and LVM to create rapid backups without using … Continue reading

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XIV Mobile Dashboard on Android!

Much as I have been a bit of an Apple FanBoy for some time, its becoming apparent as I look around at all the smart phones that seemingly surround me, that more and more of them are Android.   So I … Continue reading

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Potential for Defeating 3584 I/O Station Lock Mechanism Exposing User to Class II Laser

Just spotted this alert and thought it very much worth sharing.   There are huge numbers of 3584 (TS3500) Tape Libraries out there in the world and in my experience they are a truly reliable and stable platform for automated tape … Continue reading

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