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What's New in IBM i 7.3 and IBM POWER8 Systems (OS020G)

What's New in IBM i 7.3 and IBM POWER8 Systems (OS020G)

Overview

Duration : 3 Days

This course is designed to enable the students to acquire the skills necessary to prepare for installing and leveraging the new functions of IBM i 7.3 on POWER7 and POWER8 hardware.

The emphasis is on the hardware and software components introduced in 2015-2016 announcements of POWER8 hardware and the 2016 announcement of IBM i 7.3.

Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the new models of POWER8
  • Describe the significant POWER8 hardware
  • Describe single root IO virtualization
  • Describe the new enhancements to IBM i 7.3 software release
  • Describe the major planning steps to upgrade to IBM i 7.3
  • Describe the major enhancements of DB2
  • Describe the major security enhancements
  • Describe the enhancements to IBM i Access
  • Describe the enhancements of IBM Navigator for i
  • Describe the enhancements for application development
  • Describe the enhancements to Open Source for IBM i
  • Describe the enhancements IBM i mobile
  • Describe PowerHA/DR strategy and product offerings
  • Describe the major functions of PowerVC
  • Describe the major functions of PowerVP

Course Outline

 

Day 1 

  • Unit 1 - IBM i 7.3 overview
  • Unit 2 - POWER8 overview
  • Unit 3 - POWER8 scale-out systems
  • Unit 4 - POWER8 scale-up systems
  • Unit 5 - POWER8 upgrade planning
  • Unit 6 - POWER8 I/O
  • Unit 7 - Upgrading to IBM i 7.3



Day 2 

  • Unit 8 - DB2 for i enhancements in 7.3
  • Unit 9 - IBM i Services
  • Unit 10 - Systems management Access Client Solutions
  • Exercise 1 - Run SQL Scripts with Access Client Solutions
  • Unit 11 - Systems management Navigator for i
  • Unit 12 - Systems management Navigator for i Performance Tasks


Day 3

  • Unit 13 - Security authority collection
  • Exercise 2 - Explore security authority collection
  • Unit 14 - Application development and Open Source enhancements
  • Unit 15 - Mobile enhancements
  • Unit 16 - Networking enhancements
  • Unit 17 - BRMS enhancements
  • Unit 18 - PowerHA enhancements
  • Unit 19 - PowerVC Virtualization Center with IBM i
  • Unit 20 - PowerVP Virtualization Performance Intelligence

The following are recommended prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of Power Systems with IBM i architecture.
  • Basic understanding of the support available in a current release of IBM i.


Course ID:
OS020G


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