Learn the skills needed to become an effective administrator on IBM's POWER6-based systems that support Logical Partitioning (LPAR). Learn about the features of PowerVM Editions (Advanced POWER Virtualization - APV) and how to configure and manage LPARs running AIX V6.1 using the Hardware Management Console (HMC).
This course is appropriate for architects, system integrators, security administrators, network administrators, software engineers, technical support individuals, and IBM Business Partners who implement LPARs on IBM Power Systems p.
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
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
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
The students must have basic system administration experience with AIX. This prerequisite can be met by attending one of the following courses:
* AIX 6 System Administration I: Implementation (AU14)
* AIX 6 System Administration II: Problem Determination (AU16)
* AIX 5L Implementation Differences (AU37)
* AIX 6 Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals (AW18)
* or have equivalent AIX skills.
Students do not need any experience with logical partitioning.
General TCP/IP knowledge is strongly recommended. This prerequisite may be met by attending:
* AIX 5L Configuring TCP/IP (AU07)
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Describe important concepts associated with managing POWER7 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
Use the System Planning Tool to plan an LPAR configuration
Describe the functions provided by the HMC
Configure and manage the HMC, including users and permissions, software, startup and shutdown, remote access features, network configuration, security features, HMC backup and restore options, and the HMC reload procedure
Describe the rules associated with allocating resources, including dedicated processors, processing units for micro-partitions, memory, logical host Ethernet adapter, and physical I/O for AIX and Linux partitions
Configure and manage LPARs using the HMC graphical user interface (GUI) and HMC commands
Interpret physical and AIX location codes and relate to the key hardware components
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