COMMON Fall Conference & Expo | October 15-17 | Pittsburgh, PA | www.common.org/fall
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Monday, October 15 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
17AG Configuring a Partition From HMC to Storwize with the Magic of the Command Line!

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GUI GUI GUI STICKY GUI it's all we here about these days. The HMC has a GUI the fiber switches have a GUI the network switches have a GUI Storewize has a GUI the firewall has a GUI. They are so nice a purdy and all grpahicalike and such. However in case you've been living under a rock they keep changing. Allow me to imnumerate a few. HMC: No more with the classic now it's the super duper enhanced mega. Plus! And nothing is where it once was. In fact at this point in late 2017 some stuff ain't even there AND you cannot go back!! Fiber switches: Need JAVA. Stupid JAVA. And they download the big blobba java to your desktop through the browser to run it. And you cannot change the font size and you gotta wait for every click. I'm already old!! Oh your browser updated? Yeah sucks to be you, find an old XP machine and try from there, and good luck! Storwize, yeah that one actually ain't all bad! BUT the steps you need to take to create a host and create the LUNS and map the LUNS is not so quick. And then you gotta wait on those LUNS to format too. Icky sticky. And some stuff simply does not exist in the GUI. For example what percentage of your data is on SSD vs Spinny? How about how far behind is remote copy? No idea, I know, not visible! But it doesn't have to be this way! Did you know that you can create a partition on the HMC with ONE command?! Yep, just one. Did you know you can list the WWNs for that partition with one command? Did you know that on the SAN you can create the disk LUNS withOUT having to wait for them to format? How about that SSD vs Spinny? On the command line, presto chango, a little maconess and shazaam there it is! Fiber switch (face palm) There is so little you really need to do in there and it is Sooo logical that the massive 10 ton JAVA GUI is like a 12 lb sledge hammer for a little finish nail! Come, learn, be edjumacated about the way to be efficient and to NOT have to worry if the next browser update will blasticate your ability to manage the foundations of your enterprise!!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how simple the requirements are to create a guest partition hosted by IBM i.
2. Learn the options for sharing of disk, tape, and optical
3. Learn how to create a network bridge so allow network access.

This is Session ID:180205

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Larry Bolhuis

Chief i-entist, Frankeni Technology Consulting, LLC
Larry has grown up with computers since his father became a CE in 1967. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calvin College in 1982 and soon after began working on IBM S/34 and S/36. Larry began working on the AS/400 at its introduction in 1988. In the 32 years... Read More →

Monday October 15, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Marquis Ballroom B
  Systems Management
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi