Sad me - or Happy me? Undecided re: AIX 7.2


 
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Old 10-23-2015
Sad me - or Happy me? Undecided re: AIX 7.2

AIX 7.2 - needs POWER7 or later

With AIX 6.1 it was POWER4 or later - then I was "Happy Me!" because I already had a POWER4 system.

With AIX 7.2 - for now I am "sad me" because I do not have a POWER7. However, next week I am going to be speaking at the POWER TechU in Cannes (look me up if you are there as well). Maybe I will find a good deal on a second hand POWER7 and again be a "Happy Me!"

p.s. May I suggest viewing AIXVUG replay of Jay and Dave's presentation (yesterday) on AIX 7.2 - see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if6W...ature=youtu.be
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Old 10-25-2015
I would say "sad me". I always first tested solutions in my testlab on Power4/5/6. Now I have to buy Power7. More sad - firmware updates for Power8 servers are only available with the IBM support contract. If in several years you will want buy a used Power8 server, you will not be able to update its firmware.
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Old 10-26-2015
At the middle/end of 2017 we plan to migrate from Power7/Power7+ to Power8 and in the past we scrap our "old" hardware.
So if nobody from our company will buy or our service contractor take back this hardware, i can give a hint here. But you must pick up itself Smilie

Regards
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Old 10-26-2015
from Koblenz? locker! :-)
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Old 10-26-2015
I am in Cannes, for the POWER TechU, and when I make some better notes about the new linkedIn groups the devs are (permitted to be) in, I shall add them, so we can all send our sad faces and how this hurts "the community".
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Old 10-27-2015
MichaelFelt, I saw you there yesterday. Sorry didn't say hallo, because you were a little bit far from me, but I hope to visit your session on Wednesday before going to Monte-Carlo.

I also thought to say something like to Jeff or somebody else (Wolfgang Wendt as new HW sales leader?), but I think it was a marketing decision to close the market from the smallest companies... Big customers who buy POWER can afford new big servers and are supported by IBM directly. Small customers are to migrate to Linux.
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Old 10-29-2015
hope you are enjoying the TechU!

re; who dun it - it is support, not "sales" i am told.
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