Chapter 1. Introducing analytics on IBM Power Systems
Chapter 2. Implementing Cognos on IBM Power Systems
Chapter 3. Implementing IBM SPSS on IBM Power Systems
DinoQuintero 2700050KT5 Tags:  spss systems tuning cognos analytics performance tools ibm power aix 6,966 Views
The residency team invites you to download and read the Workload Optimized Systems: Tuning IBM POWER7 for Analytics Redbooks publication.
This publication addresses topics to help clients to take advantage of the virtualization strengths of the POWER platform to solve system resource utilization challenges and maximize system throughput and capacity while helping our clients set up environments to analyze large amounts of data.
This IBM Redbooks publication contains the following table of contents:
Chapter 1. Introducing analytics on IBM Power Systems
Chapter 2. Implementing Cognos on IBM Power Systems
Chapter 3. Implementing IBM SPSS on IBM Power Systems
Chapter 4. Preferred practices
This IBM Redbooks publication can be downloaded at the following website:
There is greater focus to provide our clients with the systems, solutions, tools, and best practices to manage and extract information from large amount of data stored in their enterprise.
The residency team looks forward to reading your comments on this publication, and on the topic of analytics.
DinoQuintero 2700050KT5 Tags:  cloud lab ibm hybrid security systems encryption mainframes data services 746 Views
“Security is a word that’s used to cover many aspects of IT, and it’s a top concern for organizations today, but there’s another important word related to the vendors of IT security products and solutions that safeguard your business: trust.
Securing your business data and applications from malicious access or tampering rests on trust in your security solution and services vendor.”
Read more at the blog written by Bjorn Roden at the following website: https://ibm.co/2JlCU2N
The above article (blog) enhances the blog written by me and published on March 20, 2018 which can be read at the following link: https://ibm.co/2uBQlIF
Feedback is always welcome on how we are affecting your business with our IBM Redbooks content, and how we can improve to help you.
Thank you for your continuous support to IBM Redbooks publications and residencies. Have a wonderful day.
IBM Redbooks Project Leader
What are IBM Redbooks?
A few weeks ago, I published a blog describing IBM Redbooks including what they are, how they are created, how they complement IBM manuals, how IBM Redbooks have evolved in the digital world, and content integration with open source solutions.
The following link provides the link to the details of the blog:
5 Things to Know about IBM Redbooks
The blog was also written and published in Spanish too for Spanish speaking audiences:
5 Cosas Que Debes Saber Acerca de IBM Redbooks
After reading the blogs, here is a question to ponder about: Does IBM Redbooks content contribute to the success of your organization computing projects?
When you can, provide feedback supporting IBM Redbooks by responding to the blog, marking it that you like it, and sharing the blog with your peers. Overall, feedback is very important to continue to improve the quality of IBM Redbooks, and more important to show sponsors that IBM Redbooks contribute to the success of customers, and IBM too.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read the blogs and providing feedback.
The Enterprise Technology Framework as applied to cloud initiatives
Interesting thoughts on Clouds published by William Genovese who participated in the residency developing the IBM Software Defined Environment, SG24-8238 an IBM Redbooks publication.
The article can be read at the following website:
DinoQuintero 2700050KT5 Tags:  powerha systems linux computing redbooks sap high-performance hana ibm power power9 storage 1,620 Views
Good morning IBM Redbooks readers and followers. I hope your first quarter endeavors are moving along well, and I wish you success for the remainder of the year.
I would like to take this opportunity to express gratitude for all your feedback, collaboration, and conversations in the past year. I am looking forward to continuing our open dialogue regarding IBM Redbooks content, challenges, and how those can be addressed by way of these technical publications.
A few of the publications delivered by my teams in 2017 included contents on Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems, REDP-5443, IBM Open Platform for Database as a Service Implementation and Best Practices Guide for Linux on IBM Power Systems, SG24-8408, IBM PowerAI: Deep Learning Unleashed on IBM Power Systems Servers, SG24-8409, and others.
In 2018, the technical content development continues with additional implementation updates on SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems and IBM PowerSC, and new technical content on PowerHA SystemMirror for Linux on IBM Power Systems, IBM Cloud Solutions, IBM Reference Architecture for Genomics on IBM Power Systems, IBM High-Performance Computing on IBM POWER9, and others.
I encourage you to provide feedback on the publications already available and encourage you to look at the upcoming residencies and submit your nominations. Your feedback and participation are very important to the success of IBM Redbooks.
You can read additional technical content, comments, and technical hints and tips by way of my IBM developerWorks workspace at the following website: https://ibm.co/2FMkIx6. You can also follow me on tweeter at https://twitter.com/dinoatredbooks, and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dinoquintero.
If you have not yet signed up to receive the IBM Redbooks newsletter with information on the latest publications, blogs, videos, and more, see the following website: https://ibm.co/2pmD9Sb.
For information about the latest IBM Redbooks publications, residencies, and workshops refer to the following website: www.ibm.com/redbooks.
Have a wonderful day, great weekend, and happy reading.
Here are ten ways that Platform Computing software can help you do more with less:
For more details on how IBM Platform Computing software can help you reduce costs, refer to the blog by Gord Sissons on this topic at:
DinoQuintero 2700050KT5 Tags:  service powerha high aix pack systems power availability ibm systemmirror 11,007 Views
The IBM PowerHA 7.1.3 Service Pack 1 - fix pack 220.127.116.11 is now available. Refer to the following website:
1. SAP HA management
2. HyperSwap Active-Active or passive with Oracle RAC
3. Repository replacement related fixes
4. Miscellaneous fixes
DinoQuintero 2700050KT5 Tags:  systems open db linux opensouce power power8 dbaas nonsql 4,530 Views
The IBM Redbooks Open DBaaS Implementation and Best Practices Guide residency (https://ibm.co/2rus6ch) has been announced and its goal is to create a technical enablement document describing IBM's scalable and reliable Cloud Database as a Service provisioning functionality for both relational and non-relational database engines. The goal of the residency project is to deliver a guide to educate users to quickly and easily utilize the features of a relational or non-relational database without the burden of handling complex administrative tasks. Moreover, the focus is to enhance the client experience by helping cloud users and database administrators to provision and manage multiple database instances as needed initially focusing on providing resource isolation at high performance while automating complex administrative tasks including deployment, configuration, patching, backups, restores, and monitoring. This integration document implements an Open Database as a Service environment for Linux on Power showing the ecosystem, open source tools, optimization guidelines, user management, monitoring, and so on.
For feedback on the upcoming Open DBaaS residency project, including ideas on what areas the publication should focus, kindly reply to this blog.
For an example of the solution, refer to MongoDB on Power Systems at the following website: https://ibm.co/2s4nCWg.
IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency (GDR) for Power Systems (http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpieces/abstracts/SG248382.html?Open) describes the IBM Geographically Dispersed Resilience for Power Systems solution. The Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems solution is a set of software components that together provide a disaster recovery mechanism for virtual machines running on POWER7 processor-based server, or later. For more information about this IBM resilience offering for Power Systems, see the following website: http://ibm.co/2gQfkNI. For an overview of the IBM GDR Solution, you can read the following blog: 5 Things to To Know about Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for IBM Power Systems at the following website: http://ibm.co/2kMdkLS.
IBM PowerHA SystemMirror V7.2.1 for IBM AIX Updates (http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpieces/abstracts/SG248372.html?Open) provides updates and information for high availability, business continuity, disaster recovery for IBM Power Systems. This publication helps the client architect solutions designed to keep their IT environments resilient. For more information about Power Systems solutions for high availability, see the following website: https://ibm.co/2qK7FUI. For an overview of the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Solution, read the following blog: 5 Things to Know about IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for IBM AIX at the following website: https://ibm.co/2oaVVO4.
POWER8 High-performance Computing Guide IBM Power System S822LC (8335-GTB) Edition (http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg248371.html?Open) explores, tests, and documents the solution to use the architectural technologies and the software solutions that are available from IBM to help solve challenging technical and business problems. For more information about IBM High-performance Computing server solutions, see the following website: https://ibm.co/2rYfmLj. For an overview of IBM High-performance Computing solutions, refer to the following blog: 5 Things to Know about IBM High-Performance Computing Solutions at the following link: https://ibm.co/2pOrv0K.
IBM Spectrum Computing Solutions (http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg248373.html?Open) delivers descriptions of the available offerings from IBM Spectrum Computing (formerly IBM Platform Computing) that address challenges for our clients in each industry. This publication includes a few implementation and testing scenarios with selected solutions. For more information about IBM Spectrum Computing and why Spectrum Computing solutions, see the following website: https://ibm.co/2ruvyUa. For an overview IBM Spectrum Computing, refer to the following blog: 5 Things to Know about IBM Spectrum Computing Solutions at the following link: https://ibm.co/2nBcVwW.
PowerHA v7.2.1 SP1 announcement - PowerHA v7.2.1 SP1 announces not just fixes but new tools and features. Also IBM GDR is already being added for IBM storage. Check out the details at the following website: https://ibm.co/2rYOWJp.
PowerHA v7 cluster tunables summary and guidelines: PowerHA v7 depends on Cluster Aware AIX (CAA) for core clustering (heartbeats, event management, and so on). There are many tunables available in PowerHA to change the settings of CAA. Those are described in the following article: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-aix-powerha-caa/.
Residency Announcement: PW-3202-R01 IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.x for AIX Best Practices and Reference Architectures (Standard and Enterprise Editions)
DinoQuintero 2700050KT5 Tags:  aix power availability powerha ibm system best high systemmirror practices servers 6,915 Views
The nomination period for the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.x for AIX Best Practices and Reference Architectures is residency is still open. I encourage you to submit your nomination for consideration.
During this residency, the team will implement and test high availability scenarios to develop and document high availability best practices and reference architectures.
Over the past few months, two IBM Redbooks publications addressing IBM PowerHA SystemMirror have been published addressing different topics including planning, migration, and integration with other technologies. However, in 2013, we would like to develop content that would provide help to our clients implementing this high availability solution. Any topic that past residencies might have not address, or you have questions about it, we encourage you to comment in this blog.
The nomination period for the IBM Cluster Health Check residency is still open. I encourage you to submit your nomination to this residency or send comments on any particular area you would like the residency team to research, implement, test, and document.
During the residency, the team will customize, test, check and verify the Cluster infrastructure configuration and document how to monitor the overall health check of the Cluster infrastructure to deliver clients cost-effective, highly scalable, and robust solutions. The residency team will test and document topics to provide infrastructure health checks, check the cluster configuration, verifying functionality of the common subsystems (nodes or servers, switch fabric, parallel filesystem, job management, problem areas, etc.).
For any suggestion, comment, feedback, please add your comments to this blog.
DinoQuintero 2700050KT5 Tags:  performance technical platform ibm high computing 3 Comments 8,465 Views
This residency kicks off on May 6, 2013. The objective of this project is to highlight IBM Technical Computing Solutions as a flexible infrastructure for clients looking to reduce capital expenditure, reduce operational expenditures, energy optimization of resources, re-use the infrastructure, and get the most of their current and future hardware purchases to continue developing their business. Technical Computing is not just for High Performance Computing (HPC) clients, but for commercial clients who want to use the advantages of technical computing, for example, to analyze large quantity of data in their enterprise.
The residency team encourages you provide any comments on your opinion about IBM Technical Computing, any areas you might think can be studied during the residency, or any topic you would like to discuss with the team.
Keep an eye on this blog as the residency team continues to explore this area and the benefits IBM Technical Computing brings to the industry.
DinoQuintero 2700050KT5 Tags:  infrastructure computing system solutions hpc analytics ibm gpfs platform x linux clouds 8,064 Views
I encourage anyone interested to participate in the IBM Platform Computing Solutions Reference Architecture and Best Practices to submit your nomination for consideration.
There are already multiple Redbooks publications, and a few RedPapers on different technical challenges which IBM Platform Computing is addressing via their solutions. If you have any suggestions for topics for this residency, do not hesitate on adding comments to this blog.
During the residency, the team will provide reference architectures and best practices for deploying the Platform Computing solutions. Moreover, the team will implement and test Platform Computing solutions software stack focusing on specific industry solutions (engineering, life sciences, financial services, business analytics, oli and gas) leveraging the comprehensive set of IBM System x rack servers, IBM BladeCenter, IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS). This IBM Redbooks publication will demonstrate and document that the combination of IBM's System x, IBM GPFS and IBM Platform Computing solutions deliver significant value to clients in need of cost-effective, highly scalable, and robust solutions. IBM depth of solutions can help the clients plan a foundation to face challenges in how to manage, maintain, enhance, provision computing environments to analyze, for example, the growing volumes of data within their organizations.
To submit a nomination, you must use the online web nomination form:http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Residents.nsf/GetResidency?OpenAgent&ID=PW-3901-R01
I have a few question to help me influence and steer the residency team for the upcoming IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX residency.
1. What are the challenging your customer face?
2. What are the gaps in technical content which can be developed during the residency?
3. Where can we make a big bang during this residency?
From a business perspective, field perspective? Your perspective! What is missing? gap?
Please let me know your comments so I can relay the message to the residency team.
In response to: Residency Announcement: PW-3002-R01 IBM Cluster Health CheckThis residency will work on documentation which will help provide best practices while working with large clusters (even small cluster users will benefit), and also areas which might have common challenges which we can provide hints and tips on how to deal with the issues. One of the references web site which contains many details and which we will be using during the project is the HPC Central website at: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/Welcome%20to%20High%20Performance%20Computing%20%28HPC%29%20Central.
In response to: Residency Announcement: PW-3001-R01 Technical Computing CloudsThe residency team is pleased to announce the release of their IBM Redbooks publication - IBM Technical Computing Clouds - A draft IBM Redbooks publication located in the ITSO Redbooks website: