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AN30G - Power Systems for AIX - PowerVM I Implementing Virtualization


Duration: 5.0 days
This course provides an overview of the PowerVM editions features on POWER6, POWER7, and POWER8 processor-based systems. It explains the new features and benefits of virtualization including processor virtualization, Virtual I/O Server, and virtual devices, such as virtual Ethernet, virtual SCSI, and virtual Fibre Channel adapters. Basic and advanced configurations of the Virtual I/O Server and its clients are discussed including various availability options.

Expand your knowledge about PowerVM features that were introduced in Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning (AN11G)

This course provides lectures and hands on labs in an instructor lead course environment, either in a face-to-face classroom or in a live virtual classroom environment (ILO - Instructor Led Online).


  • Discuss the advantages or value of PowerVM edition's features
  • Define micro-partitioning and shared processor LPARs
  • Discuss the benefits of simultaneous multithreading
  • Discuss and configure the Integrated Virtual Ethernet (IVE)
  • Install and configure the Virtual I/O Server
  • Configure virtual network devices, such as virtual Ethernet and shared Ethernet adapters
  • Configure virtual SCSI and virtual Fibre Channel storage adapters
  • Configure virtual SCSI target devices on a virtual SCSI adapter
  • Define file-backed storage pools and file-backed virtual optical devices
  • Identify single points of failure in virtualized environments
  • Configure multiple VIO servers for high availability
  • Configure advanced virtual networking options
  • Configure the shared Ethernet adapter failover feature
  • Configure advanced virtual SCSI options
  • Configure MPIO in a VIO server's client partition
  • Manage the service events, configure call home, add, exchange FRUs, and discuss FSP failover
  • Perform PowerVM (VIOS) Maintenance


This advanced course is appropriate for System Administrators, Technical Support Personnel, and Business Partners responsible for implementing LPARs on IBM Power Systems with AIX servers.


Unit 1: Introduction to partitioning

  • Exercise 1: Power Systems documentation overview

Unit 2: HMC V8 enhancements

  • Exercise 2: HMC enhanced interface

Unit 3: Processor virtualization

  • Exercise 3: Processor virtualization configuration

Unit 4: Virtual Ethernet

  • Exercise 4: Virtual Ethernet adapter configuration

Unit 5: Virtual I/O Server and Shared Ethernet Adapter

  • Exercise 5: Virtual I/O Server configuration

Unit 6: Virtual SCSI devices

  • Exercise 6: Client partition configuration

Unit 7: Virtual network configuration with dual VIOS

  • Exercise 7: SEA failover setup

Unit 8: Virtual SCSI configurations with dual VIOS

  • Exercise 8: Dual VIO server configuration with MPIO in the client partition

Unit 9: Virtual Fibre Channel devices

  • Exercise 9: Virtual Fibre Channel adapter configuration

Unit 10: HMC Service Management

  • Exercise 10: Manage service events

Unit 11: PowerVM advanced systems maintenance

  • Exercise 11: PowerVM system maintenance
  • Exercise 12: (Optional) File-backed virtual SCSI devices


You must have advanced system administration experience with AIX 6 AIX 7. This prerequisite can be met by attending one of the following courses:

  • Power Systems for AIX II: Implementation and Administration (AN12G)
  • Power Systems for AIX III: Advanced Administration and Problem Determination (AN15G)
  • AIX Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals (AN14G)

Alternatively, you must have equivalent AIX LPAR skills.
General TCP/IP knowledge is strongly recommended. This prerequisite can be met by attending TCP/IP for AIX Administrators (AN21G)

You are also expected to have logical partition administration skills on Power Systems servers, which can be obtained by attending Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning (AN11G)


This course is not associated with any Certification.


Scheduled DateCountryLocationFeesRegister
2022-10-10 - 2022-10-14 Thailand Virtual ILT THB 110000

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