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Common Desktop Environment aka CDE on Advanced Interactive eXecutive aka AIX,

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AIX SysAdmin In The Making

Yes, generally I’m a Unix SysAdmin but I never focus myself to become AIX (or HP-UX / Solaris) SysAdmin. Reason is simple, I’m more a Linux guy. But suddenly I was chosen by the boss to become AIX SME via Master Blue Program; although my boss told me it’s ok if I want to say […]


IBM GPFS: Upgrading Linux Kernel & Applying GPFS Fix Pack

So, what you need to do after upgrading Linux kernel and/or applying GPFS fix pack? Situation 1: Upgrading Linux kernel only Previous Linux kernel: 2.6.18-274.3.1.el5 Current Linux kernel: 2.6.18-274.12.1.el5 After rebooted to new kernel, GPFS won’t be able to start due missing of GPFS portability layer [root@kpgmedprod02 ~]# mmstartup Tue Dec 13 15:26:41 MYT 2011: […]

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This is just for my reference. Essential Links FAQ (PDF) Fix Central Wiki Documentation Announce Forum Optional Links Course: GPFS System Administration Course: GPFS Performance Tuning Global Forum″ title=”


IBM GPFS: Performing File System Consistency Check

Yeah, I’m now dealing with IBM GPFS (General Parallel File System). One of the important skill that I need to acquire is the knowledge to perform filesystem repair by using ‘mmfsck‘ (almost similar with normal Unix’s fsck) utility. Q: What does mmfsck do? A: Checks and repairs a GPFS file system. Here are the steps […]

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Linux on IBM x3650 M2: Online Hardware RAID Re-Configuration Using MegaRAID Storage Manager

Objective To perform online reconfiguration of hardware RAID in Linux system. Prologue I have an IBM x3650 M2 with 6 physical hard disks (slot 0-5, 146GB each) and all of the hard disks have been configured as RAID 1 (slot 0 & 1 as 1 set of RAID, slot 2 & 3 as 1 set […]

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IBM General Parallel File System, What the…?

While I was in the meeting this afternoon, there was a question on what file system are my team going to use in the situation that a lot of servers require to access same data simultaneously from a SAN Storage. I immediately thought of Red Hat GFS (Global File System) which is a cluster file […]

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Cacamarba #2

This is my 2nd Cacamarba post, the first was on circa 2007. I have so many things to say but I don’t have time to blogging everyday, hence I compile all of them in a single post. MPH Give 15% Discount for IBMer Yups, MPH is giving away 15% discount for IBMer. Just tell the […]

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An IBMer

Yups, I’m an IBMer now – looking forward to add Hasan, Wolfgang, Abe and the rest into Lotus Sametime.


Event: IBM Lotusphere Comes to You 2009

IBM Malaysia will be organizing IBM Lotusphere Comes to You 2009 next week. Here are the details, Date: 7th April 2009, Tuesday Time: 08:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Venue: Ruby Ballroom, One World Hotel Registration:

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