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AN12G - Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration

Overview

Duration: 5 days

Learn to install, customize, and administer the AIX operating system in a multiuser Power Systems partitioned environment. The course is based on AIX 7.1 running on a Power Systems server managed by Hardware Management Console and provides practical discussions that are appropriate to earlier AIX releases.

Objectives

  • Install the AIX operating system, filesets, and RedHat Package Manager (RPM) packages
  • Perform system startup and shutdown
  • Discuss and use system management tools such as System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) and IBM systems director console for AIX
  • Manage physical and logical devices
  • Discuss the purpose of the logical volume manager
  • Perform logical volume and file system management
  • Create and manage user and group accounts
  • Perform and restore system backups
  • Utilize administrative subsystems, including cron to schedule system tasks, and security to implement customized access of files and directories
  • Configure TCP/IP networking
  • Define and run basic Workload Partitions (WPAR)

Content

Day 1 

  • Unit 1: Introduction to IBM Power Systems, AIX, and system administration
  • Exercise 1: Introduction to IBM Power Systems, AIX, and system administration
  • Unit 2: AIX system management tools
  • Exercise 2: Using system management tools in AIX
  • Unit 3: System startup and shutdown
  • Exercise 3: System startup and shutdown
  • Unit 4: AIX installation
  • Exercise 4: AIX installation

Day 2

  • Unit 5: AIX software installation and maintenance
  • Exercise 5: AIX software installation and maintenance
  • Unit 6: System configuration and devices
  • Exercise 6: System configuration and devices
  • Unit 7: System storage overview
  • Exercise 7: System storage overview: LVM commands
  • Unit 8: Working with the Logical Volume Manager
  • Exercise 8: Working with LVM

Day 3

  • Unit 9: File systems administration
  • Exercise 9: File system administration
  • Unit 10: Paging space
  • Exercise 10: Page space
  • Unit 11: Backup and restore
  • Exercise 11: Backup and restore

Day 4

  • Unit 12: Security and user administration: Part one
  • Exercise 12: Security and user administration: Part one
  • Unit 13: Security and user administration: Part two
  • Exercise 13: Security and user administration: Part two
  • Unit 14: Scheduling and time
  • Exercise 14: Scheduling
  • Unit 15: TCP/IP networking

Day 5 

  • Unit 15: TCP/IP networking (continued) 
  • Exercise 15: TCP/IP networking
  • Unit 16: Introduction to Workload Partitions
  • Exercise 16: Workload Partitions

Audience

This intermediate course is intended for system administrators or anyone implementing and managing an AIX operating system in a multiuser Power Systems partitioned environment.

Prerequisites

  • Log in to an AIX system and set a user password
  • Execute basic AIX commands
  • Manage files and directories
  • Use the vi editor
  • Use redirection, pipes, and tees
  • Use the utilities find and grep
  • Use the command and variable substitution
  • Set and change Korn shell variables
  • Write simple shell scripts
  • Use a graphic Common Desktop Environment (CDE) interface

These skills can be acquired by attending

  • AIX Basics (AN10G) through equivalent AIX
  • UNIX knowledge.

Also, it would be helpful (but not mandatory) if students were familiar with partitioning concepts technology taught in Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning (AN11G)

Certification

This course is not associated with any Certification.

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