There used to be a lot more interest on the internals, be it hardware or MI
layer... If you can find Leif's handouts they're probably still relevant
for the most part for MI although a lot has changed (if you can find his
white papers they're interesting as well but some changes there as well).
Sitting in on Pete's upgrade/new release sessions would be good as it's a
catalyst for more questions...and it's asking questions, popping the covers
(VERY CAREFULLY!), looking, sniffing and asking dumb questions that opens
the doors to knowledge... If you have the chance, play in SST (CAREFULLY!),
learn your internals from a configurational standpoint and that will lead to
more hardware/firmware understanding....it's a cascading effect... But,
when you're looking and learning, the caveats of BE CAREFUL, LOOK BUT DON'T
TOUCH/CHANGE is important.
We used to have the MAPs in the old days which were incredible! If you can
find a functional reference guide or any of the CE/"SE" manuals, go for
it...they're gold mines!
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, October 3, 2013 8:45 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Hardware Courses for iSeries
I don't think you are going to learn too much hardware at COMMON. Unless,
you volunteer to help the Larry's of the world set it up. Depending on the
COMMON and who IBM brings hanging around the expo can be beneficial.
For example, if it's a COMMON where they announce several new models the
expo will often have some of these. Learning which slots which cards are
eligible to be placed and whatnot will probably not be a topic there.
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