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  • Fortra Completes Postmortem Of GoAnywhere Vulnerability
    by Alex Woodie on 2023-06-05 at 04:10

    Security firm Fortra recently published an analysis of the zero-day vulnerability that impacted its GoAnywhere MFT customers earlier this year and committed itself to “continuous improvement.” Meanwhile, an analysis shows that dozens of organizations continue to run unpatched and exposed versions of GoAnywhere months after the flaw was discovered and patches became available. Fortra (formerly HelpSystems) first became aware of the remote code injection exploit vulnerability in its GoAnywhere managed file transfer (MFT) product on January 30, as we previously reported, and quietly alerted customers on February 1. The company says it immediately shut down the hosted version of … The post Fortra Completes Postmortem Of GoAnywhere Vulnerability appeared first on IT Jungle.

  • @tappehl: Torbjörn Appehl Retweeted @gira79: COMMON Europe #conference is scheduled for June 11-14. Check the phenomenal venue for networking dinner. #Comeur2023 #AIX #IBMi…
    by @tappehl on 2023-06-02 at 10:55

    COMMON Europe #conference is scheduled for June 11-14. Check the phenomenal venue for networking dinner. #Comeur2023 #AIX #IBMi #IBMPowerSystems #Prague #Praha #artnouveau pic.twitter.com/7YzrmxaTGA— Bart G (@gira79) June 2, 2023

  • @tappehl: Torbjörn Appehl Retweeted @CommonEurope: Early bird registration closed yesterday. Number 350 came in during the day and this means #comeur2023 will be the larges…
    by @tappehl on 2023-05-29 at 07:09

    Early bird registration closed yesterday. Number 350 came in during the day and this means #comeur2023 will be the largest in over 10 years. #ibmi #ibmpower #ibmaix #linuxonpower we are still accepting registrations of course! https://t.co/P8eMRXIM4w— Common Europe (@CommonEurope) May 29, 2023

  • Configuring Hybrid Network Virtualization for AIX
    by About the author on 2023-05-29 at 05:54

    It displays information relating to the SR-IOV logical port, such as the Migratable option selected, the Backing Device Type (VEA) and the Virtual Network Attached . The lshwres command, with the –rsubtype logport flags, displays the SR-IOV logical port information, including the HNV specific configuration attributes, migratable, backup_device_slot_num, backup_device_type and backup_veth_vnetwork .

  • 👨🏻‍💻Andrey Klyachkin on LinkedIn: Automating IBM PowerHA cluster deployment on AIX with Ansible
    by View Profile on 2023-05-23 at 07:56

    Speaking to people brings new ideas. This time we spoke about #IBM #PowerHA for #IBMAIX. The question I was asked – is there a way to automate PowerHA…

  • @tappehl: Torbjörn Appehl Retweeted @jalcudia: More than 300 participants and growing. @CommonEurope congress will be the best education event of the year in Europe for #IB…
    by @tappehl on 2023-05-20 at 09:36

    More than 300 participants and growing. @CommonEurope congress will be the best education event of the year in Europe for #IBMi but also for #Power #AIX and #LinuxinPower Come and join us in Prague 11-14 June! And if you are new in the platform enjoy the @NextGenCommonEU track!— jalcudia (superalcudia) (@jalcudia) May 19, 2023

  • Invscout tips 2023
    on 2023-05-19 at 03:56

    We couldn’t extract the content of this article. Here is the URL so you can access it:https://techchannel.com/SMB/05/2023/invscout-tips-2023

  • Automation with Ansible on Power
    on 2023-05-16 at 22:29

    Starts 31 Jul 2023, ends 25 Aug 2023; Duration: 4 weeks; Location: Austin TX USA This residency is suitable for Clients, Business Partners and IBMers

  • CEC2023 Charlie Guarino & Juan Manuel Alcudia Invite You To Prague
    by Common Europe on 2023-05-16 at 04:07
  • CEC2023 Charlie Guarino and Common Europe Friends
    by Common Europe on 2023-05-16 at 04:07
  • Up Your Power Game with IBM Power Virtual Server (IaaS) and PowerHA ROHA
    by MrPowerHA on 2023-05-11 at 16:29

    Watch James Up his Power Game with IBM Power Virtual Server Infrastructure As a Service (IaaS). James is running low on resources in the datacenter and needs to deploy a new database. He learns about the ability to deploy new instances on Power Systems hardware in cloud datacenters using IBM’s Power Virtual Server IaaS offering. He also learns about the newly added capability to cluster his workloads with the PowerHA SystemMirror software and how to leverage the new integrated Resource Optimized High Availability (ROHA) cluster feature. This allows him to start deploying new VMs right away while optimizing his resource utilization and reducing his license costs. For a full feature demonstration check out:https://mediacenter.ibm.com/media/IBM+Power+Virtual+Server+%26+PowerHA+SystemMirror+fo[%E2%80%A6]+Resource+Optimized+High+Availability+%28ROHA%29/1_1yaimb0e

    by Status is offline on 2023-05-08 at 12:46

    As an AIX Power VM admin managing a large number of VMs, leveraging scripting, automation, and data analysis tools is essential for efficient maintenance and monitoring.These tools provide valuable insights into the operational health of the VMs. Take errpt for example : The process begins with collecting data from the errpt of the past 24 hours using a simple AIX script (errpt.sh) with dsh (distributed shell) from the NIM server. After performing data cleaning and wrangling using awk,sed,cut… the output from all VMs is consolidated into a single CSV file. The next step involves using a Python script (csv2xlsx.py) with Paramiko and Openpyxl to retrieve the CSV file from the NIM server and parse it into Excel spreadsheet with custom formatting such as headers, dates, and colors. This resulting xlsx output enables quick filtering through > 300 LPARs/VIOS errpt in just 20 sec.  Furthermore, pivot tables can be employed to create errpt dashboards, or the CSV file can be imported to Microsoft Power BI for additional customization and monitoring. This approach can be applied to various tasks including HMC service events, LPAR uptime, FCS WWN, network configurations (LPAR/ENT/SLOT/VLAN/IP/NETWORK/NIB..),LLDP or lsnports/scsi_id from VIOS, storage information (hdisk/size/lunid/VG/PVID/storage type)…Practically, any CSV file containing data from your AIX VMs or HMC can be transformed into valuable insights. to download errpt.sh and csv2xls.py ( need some extra lib : openpyxl/glob/xlwings..) :  https://1drv.ms/f/s!AhNKUl-G7r1j0jfJ8_Vt4ucZ8pSC?e=5CtT1g #DataAnalyst #Python #Paramiko #openpyxl #errpt #AIX #IBM #Excel #Pivottables #PowerBI 

  • Ansible Webinar, HMC Tips and Changes to IBM’s Call Home
    by About the author on 2023-05-03 at 05:44

    Each eBMC server requires two connections; one to the BMC itself and one to the Virtual Management Interface (VMI). “Public internet IP addresses are changing for the IBM servers that support Call Home and electronic download of fixes for customer system’s software, hardware, and operating system.

  • IBM Java SDK: Vulnerability allows security bypass
    by admin on 2023-05-01 at 17:36

    The operating systems UNIX, Linux and Windows as well as the products IBM VIOS, IBM AIX, IBM Tivoli Monitoring, IBM Power Hardware Management Console, IBM WebSphere Application Server, SUSE Linux, IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, IBM SPSS, IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager, IBM TXSeries, IBM Java SDK, IBM Rational Business Developer and IBM Content Manager. The Federal Office for Security in der Informationstechnik (BSI) published an update on April 28, 2023 to a vulnerability for IBM Java SDK that became known on November 17, 2022.

  • AIX Geographic Logical Volume Mirroring (GLVM) & PowerHA Enterprise Edition Primer
    by MrPowerHA on 2023-04-28 at 22:11

    This session introduces the AIX Geographic Logical Volume Mirroring (GLVM) solution, identifies how the PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition can integrate with it and provide automation, and demonstrates the new GUI Deployment Wizard and additional enhancements that were introduced in the current PowerHA SystemMirror releases that enable expedited deployments and new monitoring capabilities.Note that this is only a short primer and that there are follow on sessions that go into more depth about this solution and Hybrid GLVM deployments on our IBM Media Center Channel:https://mediacenter.ibm.com/category/ISV+on+Power/248395963Check out the AIX GLVM101 and PowerHA EE Hybrid GLVM Oracle Demonstrations.

  • Unix – redirecting output to /dev/null
    by Dave Hay on 2023-04-27 at 11:07

    In the past, I’ve used redirection to send output to /dev/null such as: -foobar 2> /dev/nullwhere foobar is a non-existent command/binary, but I want the error output ( stderr ) such as: -zsh: command not found: foobaror: -foobar: command not foundto be “hidden”Similarly, I’ve used redirection to send “pukka” output ( stdout ) to also go to /dev/null e.g. : -uptime 1> /dev/nullHowever, I’d not seen the simple way to do both in one fell swoop: -foobar &> /dev/nulluptime &> /dev/nullwhere the ampersand ( & ) is used to send BOTH stdout and stderr to /dev/nullAs ever, which is nice

  • FNTS Launches IBM Power Virtual Server Managed Services to Protect, Optimize and Scale Mission-Critical Workloads
    on 2023-04-20 at 05:42

    “FNTS ensures peak performance and the most value out of these investments by accelerating time to value with IBM Power Virtual Server Managed Services.” A scalable, cost-effective method of running IBM AIX, IBM i, and Linux workloads, IBM Power Virtual Server Managed Services from FNTS offer the security and high performance of IBM Power Systems, while allowing organizations to modernize at their own pace and price.

  • Automating Oracle and AIX Installation with Ansible Tools
    on 2023-04-18 at 17:07

    Ansible offers significant benefits by providing fast and repeatable installations and configurations for AIX and the Oracle Database, including the RAC feature. In this webinar, we will describe what the available AIX and Oracle Ansible automation tools are, and how they can be used to achieve better and more reliable installations. Questions about Oracle running on IBM Systems? Please contact your IBM Business Partner, your IBM sales team, or reach out to our IBM Oracle International Competency Center via email. Our email address is [email protected]

  • Optimize performance and safeguard IT with IBM Power software
    on 2023-04-18 at 17:03

    Tue, Apr 25, 2023 10:00 AM EDT (4:00 PM CEST) Complete this form to enter the webcast. (* indicates required field)

  • RT @PowerMan4Evr: @Obscure_PSM @linuxopsys @IBM Agreed. AIX is far from dead. IBM Power with AIX and Linux both host and run the most miss…
    by Brett Murphy (@PowerMan4Evr) on 2023-03-29 at 05:02

    Chris Gibson (@cgibbo) retweeted:@Obscure_PSM @linuxopsys @IBM Agreed. AIX is far from dead. IBM Power with AIX and Linux both host and run the most mission critical workloads based on Oracle, DB2 and SAP/SAP #HANA. Hard to beat a system with built-in encrypted memory and 8 SMT threads #IBMPower @IBMChampions #AIX- Brett Murphy (@PowerMan4Evr) (in reply to Obscure_PSM)10:56 – Mar 27, 2023