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10 Smart Tips For Traveling With Your Laptop

I decided to create a list of my top tips for making traveling with a laptop easier and safer. Whether you use a laptop for business or personal use, most likely you take it with you as you travel. This can be short day to day trips such as office to home, or longer business trips. Whichever way your laptop tags along, you can use some or all of these tips to make your life easier.

The available options and accessories for laptops are endless. My selections incorporate not only some of the most needed accessories, but I also wanted to include security steps you should take to ensure your laptop remains protected.

1. BIOS Password
This is a must. Do not overlook securing your laptop in case it gets lost or stolen. It is simple enough to enter the BIOS on boot-up and enter a power-on password and also a hard drive password. The power-on password should be supervisor level which cannot be reset by clearing the CMOS. Also a hard drive password prevents someone from installing your drive in…

IBM Storwize V7000 Upgrade Procedure

Looking for info on the Lenovo branded V7000 Storwize? See this post. IBM Storwize V7000 Upgrade Procedure
I Recently upgraded the firmware on two V7000 Storwize systems. Both went smoothly by using the GUI manager. While one node is being upgraded the other takes over control so there is no downtime. However, there might be a possible performance decrease during the upgrade. After the upgrade I've noticed the error logs are no longer being filled with software errors; which I knew the new firmware was to fix.

Storwize V7000
Download the following files from the www.ibm.com/support website: The latest IBM Storwize V7000 code level(firmware). The latest IBM Storwize V7000 Upgrade Test Utility.

The V7000 Upgrade Test Utility can be used to check for known issues which may cause problems during a Storwize V7000 software upgrade.
From the Storwize V7000 Gui Manager: 1. Go to the Configuration>Advanced panel in the GUI 2. Select Upgrade Software 3. Press the Launch Upg…