RSCT change in PLinux, PowerVC reset-rmc cloud-init module won't work PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozan Uzun   

Just a quick reminder that the new rsct package (rsct.core-  has some changes  and reset-rmc  cloud-init module is not working at the moment.


vHMC KVM Image on oVirt / RHEV PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozan Uzun   

Virtual HMC has two versions, one for KVM, one for ESXi

I am running vHMC/KVM on my Linux laptop, it is fast and stable.


There are supported tools to convert vmdk files to oVirt guest disks. Means you can convert vHMC esxi image for a oVirt guest (virt-v2v or qemu-img)

I was able to import ESXi KVM image to my oVirt setup easily.


What about vHMC KVM imge to oVirt ( Redhat Enterprise Virtualization) migration?

Last Updated ( Monday, 25 July 2016 )
HOWTO: Find AIX and POWER media PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

Back in the old days - media came in the box with the system - and you unpacked it yourself. These days - there might be media in the box - but who ever sees it?

And how about the media refreshes and/or new technology levels?

PassportAdvantage you say? And you are (almost) absolutely right. PassportAdvantage should be considered a must. However, read probably, all you will see is "stuff" from SWG (software group).

To get to the AIX and POWER virtualization media follow this link: for the "UserServices" you are looking for.

Hope this helps!

Security Topics - round and round we go! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

This year I have been busier with security than I was in 2015 and I would like to share two themes that have been discussion points with several customers.

  • Maintenance
  • Third-Party Security Tools
Last Updated ( Friday, 12 August 2016 )
Are you using NTP? Get your ifix! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

What system you are using NTP on?

The discoveries of openings in the NTP protocol for hacking into systems is pervasive into all operating systems - including AIX. One announcement in 2014, one in 2015- and 4 or 5 announcements (depending on how you want to count them) in the first 6 months of 2016.

In short, this year, the number and rate of discoveries have increased dramatically. So, thinking you are not affected is just putting your head in the sand - unless you are not using NTP at all.

Last Updated ( Friday, 10 June 2016 )
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