Power Implementers Blog http://poweritpro.com/blog/2811/feed en Working in a World Without Windows http://poweritpro.com/blog/working-world-without-windows <div class="node-body blog-body">For a long time there have been few options when it comes to the desktop. But tablets, smartphones, and web-based services/applications have made people think twice about their reliance on Windows. Erwin Earley recently moved to a Linux-based desktop; in this blog, he shares his thoughts (both good and bad) on the experience.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/working-world-without-windows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/working-world-without-windows#comments Linux Registered-User gnome Linux Linux Desktop RHEL 6.5 windows Power Implementers Blog Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:48:00 +0000 10231 at http://poweritpro.com <p>Erwin Earley recently traded his Windows desktop for a Linux-based desktop.</p> IBM Announces New Integrated Facility for Linux on Power http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-announces-new-integrated-facility-linux-power <div class="node-body blog-body">Erwin Earley highlights the new Power Integrated Facility for Linux (Power IFL) and the associated IBM Lab Services announcement and discusses the benefits they bring to Power customers.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-announces-new-integrated-facility-linux-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-announces-new-integrated-facility-linux-power#comments Linux Registered-User IFL integrated facility for linux Lab Services Linux Power Power IFL PowerCare PowerLinux Power Implementers Blog Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:45:00 +0000 9042 at http://poweritpro.com IBM Announces New Power IFL The Linux Restore Script http://poweritpro.com/blog/linux-restore-script <div class="node-body blog-body">Erwin Earley demonstrates the procedure for restoring a Linux system from a previous backup to virtual tape. </div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/linux-restore-script" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/linux-restore-script#comments Linux HA/DR Registered-User echo statement Linux Linux restore Linux system restore mount command Power Implementers Blog Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:38:00 +0000 8822 at http://poweritpro.com The Linux Restore Script Use SSH to Inventory IBM i Software http://poweritpro.com/blog/use-ssh-inventory-ibm-i-software <div class="node-body blog-body">The protocols discovered on an endpoint from IBM Systems Director have a direct impact on the management functions that can be performed and the data that can be collected. Erwin Earley highlights the requirements for SSH for successful inventory collection against IBM i endpoints.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/use-ssh-inventory-ibm-i-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/use-ssh-inventory-ibm-i-software#comments System Admin Registered-User CAS protocol CIM Common Agent IBM i IBM i endpoint IBM Systems Director Platform Agent SSH ssh protocol Power Implementers Blog Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:50:00 +0000 8642 at http://poweritpro.com Use SSH to Inventory IBM i Software Install IBM Systems Director into a Non-Default Database Directory http://poweritpro.com/blog/install-ibm-systems-director-non-default-database-directory <div class="node-body blog-body">Erwin Earley explains how to change the directory that the managed database files for IBM Systems Director will be installed into.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/install-ibm-systems-director-non-default-database-directory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/install-ibm-systems-director-non-default-database-directory#comments System Admin Registered-User AIX database directory IBM Systems Director Linux non-default database Systems Director Power Implementers Blog Tue, 24 Sep 2013 15:30:00 +0000 8662 at http://poweritpro.com Install Systems Director into a Non-Default Database Directory Red Hat Installation Notes for IBM Systems Director http://poweritpro.com/blog/red-hat-installation-notes-ibm-systems-director <div class="node-body blog-body">When attempting to install IBM Systems Director on the Red Hat RHEL version 6 distribution, there are a number of prerequisites that need to be satisfied. Erwin Earley explains the errors and warnings output by the Systems Director prerequisite checker.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/red-hat-installation-notes-ibm-systems-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/red-hat-installation-notes-ibm-systems-director#comments System Admin Registered-User IBM Systems Director install Red Hat Linux red hat RedHat RHEL version 6 Power Implementers Blog Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:40:00 +0000 8442 at http://poweritpro.com Red Hat Installation Notes for IBM Systems Director Linux Backup Script http://poweritpro.com/blog/linux-backup-script <div class="node-body blog-body">In this blog entry, Erwin Earley continues his coverage of accessing and using tape devices in Linux by sharing a Linux script that can be used to perform an actual backup. </div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/linux-backup-script" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/linux-backup-script#comments System Admin Registered-User Backup & Recovery backup script echo statement Linux Linux virtual tape mount command socket file Power Implementers Blog Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:25:00 +0000 7582 at http://poweritpro.com Linux Backup Script Switching Virtual Tapes for Linux http://poweritpro.com/blog/switching-virtual-tapes-linux <div class="node-body blog-body">In this blog entry, I'll show you how the virtual tape volume that's available to Linux can be changed without having to re-start the Linux partition. </div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/switching-virtual-tapes-linux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/switching-virtual-tapes-linux#comments System Admin Registered-User backup CFGOBJ IMGCLG Linux virtual tape virtual tape catalog virtualization WRKIMGCLG Power Implementers Blog Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:10:00 +0000 7562 at http://poweritpro.com Switch Virtual Tapes for Linux Virtual Tape and Linux: Understanding the Device Description Settings http://poweritpro.com/blog/virtual-tape-and-linux-understanding-device-description-settings <div class="node-body blog-body">Erwin Earley shares the importance of the "unload at vary off" setting of the Device Description for virtual tape.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/virtual-tape-and-linux-understanding-device-description-settings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/virtual-tape-and-linux-understanding-device-description-settings#comments System Admin Registered-User backup Device Description device mapping Linux PowerLinux vary off vary on virtual tape Power Implementers Blog Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:30:00 +0000 7482 at http://poweritpro.com Virtual Tape and Linux IBM Systems Director 6.3.3 Update Process http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-systems-director-633-update-process <div class="node-body blog-body">Erwin Earley takes a look at how to upgrade IBM Systems Director to version 6.3.3.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-systems-director-633-update-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-systems-director-633-update-process#comments System Admin Registered-User IBM Systems Director install 6.3.3 install systems director Systems Director 6.3.3 Systems Director update Power Implementers Blog Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:25:00 +0000 7162 at http://poweritpro.com Systems Director 6.3.3 Update Process IBM Systems Director 6.3.3 Enhancements http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-systems-director-633-enhancements <div class="node-body blog-body">IBM recently released a new version of Systems Director. Erwin Earley provides highlights of the enhancements included in the new version that might be of interest to Power users.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-systems-director-633-enhancements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-systems-director-633-enhancements#comments System Admin Registered-User IBM Systems Director new systems director release Systems Director 6.3.3 Systems Director enhancements Power Implementers Blog Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:45:00 +0000 7022 at http://poweritpro.com Systems Director 6.3.3 Enhancements Leveraging Virtual Tape in Linux http://poweritpro.com/blog/leveraging-virtual-tape-linux <div class="node-body blog-body">Erwin Earley describes how the virtual tape library feature in IBM i can be leveraged to make virtual tape available to Linux.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/leveraging-virtual-tape-linux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/leveraging-virtual-tape-linux#comments System Admin Registered-User backup image catalog Linux Tape virtual device virtual tape virtual tape library Power Implementers Blog Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:17:00 +0000 5061 at http://poweritpro.com Leveraging Virtual Tape in Linux Linux Image Copy and Restore http://poweritpro.com/blog/linux-image-copy-and-restore <div class="node-body blog-body">Erwin Earley demonstrates how to use tools and commands readily available in the Linux operating system to create an image file of a Linux system and perform a full system restore or individual file restore from the image file.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/linux-image-copy-and-restore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/linux-image-copy-and-restore#comments System Admin Registered-User file restore Linux Linux image Linux system restore live CD Power Implementers Blog Mon, 03 Jun 2013 15:50:00 +0000 6642 at http://poweritpro.com Linux Image Copy and Restore Building a Dynamic System Group http://poweritpro.com/blog/building-dynamic-system-group <div class="node-body blog-body">IBM Systems Director provides a wealth of systems management and monitoring functions, but sometimes you have to think outside of the box to implement the solution you're looking for.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/building-dynamic-system-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/building-dynamic-system-group#comments System Admin Registered-User build system group dynamic group definition dynamic system group IBM Systems Director Power Implementers Blog Tue, 21 May 2013 16:10:00 +0000 6322 at http://poweritpro.com Building a Dynamic System Group Monitor for Processor Allocation Changes http://poweritpro.com/blog/monitor-processor-allocation-changes <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> This blog entry will demonstrate how IBM Systems Director can be used to monitor a virtual server (LPAR) for changes to resource allocations. </p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/monitor-processor-allocation-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/monitor-processor-allocation-changes#comments System Admin Registered-User event action plan IBM Systems Director LPAR resource allocations Power Implementers Blog Thu, 25 Apr 2013 18:15:00 +0000 5962 at http://poweritpro.com Monitor for Processor Allocation Changes