Here’s a great resource that you may not be aware of… the IBM Power Systems technical webinar series. These webinars were started back in 2011 and have been ongoing since. They are geared to sharing technical information related to Power, PowerVM and a virtualized power environment.(more…)
In recent years, more and more IBM i clients are using logical partitioning in their Power Systems environments. IBM has many resources available to you regarding PowerVM and logical partitioning, as well as some excellent white papers on related performance topics. I thought it might be helpful to give a list of some of these resources in case you were not aware of them.(more…)
I want to tell you about a recently announced enhancement to IBM i 7.1 that allows you to natively attach entry-level external storage even to a Power Systems Express Model 710 or 720. Some of the supported configurations do not require a switch. This gives you a low-cost entry point into an external storage configuration that is a building block for some of the newer Power Systems and IBM i technologies, and gives an option for adding additional storage to the Power Systems Express systems that cannot attach an additional I/O drawer.(more…)
Last year, IBM provided support to suspend an i partition, which I previously wrote about in “Suspend my i”.
IBM i 7.1 TR4 added Live Partition Mobility. With Live Partition Mobility, you can take an active, running IBM i partition and move it from one frame to another frame, without disruption to your applications.(more…)