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AN14G - AIX Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals

Overview

Duration: 5 days

Provide focused training for experienced UNIX administrators on how to install, customize, and administer the AIX operating system in a multiuser POWER (System p) partitioned environment. The course is based on AIX 7.1 running on a Power system managed by Hardware Management Console version 7 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
  • Perform and restore system backups
  • Use the AIX error log as a tool in problem determination
  • Configure TCP/IP networking

Content

Day 1

  • Unit 1: Introduction to AIX and IBM Power systems
  • Exercise 1: Introduction to AIX and IBM Power systems
  • Unit 2: AIX system management tools
  • Exercise 2: Using system management tools in AIX
  • Unit 3: AIX software installation and maintenance
  • Exercise 3: AIX software installation and maintenance
  • Unit 4: System configuration and devices
  • Exercise 4: System configuration and devices

Day 2 

  • Unit 5: TCP/IP networking
  • Exercise 5: TCP/IP implementation
  • Unit 6: System startup and shutdown
  • Exercise 6: System startup and shutdown
  • Unit 7: Basics of configuring logical partitions
  • Exercise 7: Configuring logical partitions
  • Unit 8: AIX installation
  • Exercise 8: AIX installation
  • Unit 9: Working with the Logical Volume Manager
  • Exercise 9 : Working with LVM

Day 3

  • Unit 10: File systems administration
  • Exercise 10: File systems administration
  • Unit 11: The Object Data Manager
  • Exercise 11: The Object Data Manager
  • Unit 12: LVM metadata
  • Exercise 12: LVM metadata issues
  • Unit 13: Disk management procedures
  • Exercise 13: Disk management procedures

Day 4

  • Unit 14: Backup and restore
  • Exercise 14: Backup and restore
  • Unit 15: Error monitoring
  • Exercise 15: Error monitoring
  • Unit 16: System initialization - I
  • Exercise 16: System initialization - I (Parts 1-3)

Day 5

  • Exercise 16: System initialization - I (Part 4)
  • Unit 17: System initialization - II
  • Exercise 17: System initialization - II
  • Unit 18: The AIX system dump facility
  • Exercise 18: System dump
  • Unit 19, Topic 1: Alternate disk installation
  • Exercise 19: Topic 1: Alternate Dis
  • Unit 19, Topic 2: Using multibos
  • Exercise 19: Topic 2: multibos

Optional Appendix A: Survey of additional AIX facilities
Optional Appendix B: Printers and queues

Audience

This intermediate course is appropriate for experienced UNIX system administrators who want to support AIX running on POWER processor based systems in a multiuser POWER (System p) partitioned environment.

Prerequisites

You should be able to use basic UNIX commands including:

  • Execute basic AIX commands
  • Manage files and directories
  • Use the vi editor
  • Use redirection, pipes, and tees
  • Use the utilities find and grep
  • Use command and variable substitution
  • Set and change Korn shell variables
  • Write simple shell scripts

The Above skills can be acquired by attending AIX 6 Basics (AN100) or through equivalent AIX/UNIX knowledge.

You should also have experience administering a UNIX operating system (such as Solaris, HP/UX, and others) including:

  • User management and system security
  • Storage
  • Networking
  • System shutdown and restart
  • Backup and recovery
  • System task scheduling

Certification

This course is not associated with any Certification.

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