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Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning (AN11G)

Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning (AN11G)


Duration : 3 Days

Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning -  Learn the skills needed to become an effective administrator on IBM's POWER7-based systems that support Logical Partitioning (LPAR). Learn about the features of PowerVM Editions and how to configure and manage LPARs running AIX V7.1 using the Hardware Management Console (HMC).


Course Objectives

  • Describe important concepts associated with managing POWER7 processor-based systems, such as Logical partitioning (LPAR), dynamic partitioning, virtual devices, virtual processors, virtual consoles, virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), and shared processors
  • Describe the features of the PowerVM Editions.
  • Use the System Planning Tool to plan an LPAR configuration
  • Describe the functions of the HMC
  • Configure and manage the HMC, including users and permissions, software, startup and shutdown, remote access features, network configuration, security features, HMC backup and restore options, and the HMC reload procedure
  • Describe the rules associated with allocating resources, including dedicated processors, processing units for Micro-Partitions, memory, physical I/O for AIX and Linux partitions
  • Configure and manage LPARs using the HMC Graphical User Interface (GUI) and HMC commands
  • Interpret physical and AIX location codes and relate to the key hardware components
  • Power on and power off the POWER7 system
  • Use the HMC to back up and restore partition data
  • Perform dynamic LPAR operations (DLPAR)


Day 1

Unit 1: Introduction to partitioning

  • Exercise 1: Introduction to partitioning

Unit 2: Hardware system overview

  • Exercise 2: System hardware components

Unit 3: Hardware Management Console

Day 2 

Unit 3: Hardware Management Console (continued)

  • Exercise 3: Exploring the HMC V8 interface

Unit 4: Hardware Management Console maintenance

  • Exercise 4: HMC and managed system maintenance

Unit 5: System power management

  • Exercise 5: System power management

Unit 6: Planning and configuring logical partitions

Day 3 

Unit 6: Planning and configuring logical partitions (continued)

  • Exercise 6: Configuring logical partitions

Unit 7: Partition operations

  • Exercise 7: Partition operations

Unit 8: Dynamic LPAR operations

  • Exercise 8: Dynamic LPAR operations




This introductory course does not require any logical partitioning experience.

General TCP/IP knowledge is strongly recommended. This prerequisite can be met by attending TCP/IP for AIX System Administrators (AN21G)


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