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

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


Duration : 3 Days

Learn how to perform system administration in a Power Systems environment. Learn about the features of PowerVM Editions and how to configure and manage LPARs running AIX V7.1 using the Hardware Management Console (HMC).


  • Describe important concepts that are associated with managing POWER8 processor-based systems, such as logical partitioning, dynamic partitioning, virtual devices, virtual processors, virtual consoles, virtual local area network (VLAN), and shared processors
  • Describe the features of the PowerVM editions
  • Describe the functions provided by the HMC
  • Configure and manage the HMC, including users and permissions, software, start and shutdown, remote access features, network configuration, security features, HMC backup and restore options, and the HMC reload procedure
  • Describe the rules that are associated with allocating resources, including dedicated processors, processing units for Micro-Partitioning, memory, logical host Ethernet adapter, and physical I/O for AIX and Linux partitions
  • Configure and manage LPARs by 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 Power Systems server
  • 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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