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AIX Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals

IBM Course Code: AN14CE

Learn to install, customize and administer the AIX operating system in a multi-user POWER (System p) partitioned environment.

The course is based on AIX 7 running on a Power system managed by Hardware Management Console Version 7 and provides practical discussions that are appropriate to earlier AIX releases.

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Who Should Attend?

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

What You'll Learn

  • 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

Course Outline

1. Introduction to AIX and IBM Power systems

2. AIX system management tools

3. AIX software installation and maintenance

4. System configuration and devices

5. TCP/IP networking

6. System startup and shutdown

7. Basics of configuring logical partitions

8. AIX installation

9. Working with the Logical Volume Manager

10. File systems administration

11. The Object Data Manager

12. LVM metadata

13. Disk management procedures

14. Backup and restore

15. Error monitoring

16. System initialization - I

17. System initialization - II

18. The AIX system dump facility

19. Advanced install techniques

20. Alternate disk installation

21. Using multibos

22. Optional Appendix A: Survey of additional AIX facilities



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

These 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

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