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Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration

  • Course Code AN12G
  • Duration 5 days

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

  • Company Event

    Event at company

  • Public Classroom

    Traditional Classroom Learning

  • Virtual Learning

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Course Overview

Learn to install, customize, and administer the AIX operating system in a POWER (System p) partitionedenvironment. This course is based on AIX 7.1 running on a Power7 system managed by HMC version 7. Thiscourse is also appropriate for prior releases of AIX and has a high practical content.There is also an instructor-led online version of this course: Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementationand Administration (ILO) (AX120)If you are enrolling in a Self Paced Virtual Classroom or Web Based Training course, before you enroll, pleasereview the Self-Paced Virtual Classes and Web-Based Training Classes on our Terms and Conditions page,as well as the system requirements, to ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements for thiscourse.

Course Schedule

    • Delivery Format: Public Classroom
    • Date: 17-21 May, 2020
    • Location: Cairo-Sheraton


    • Delivery Format: Public Classroom
    • Date: 20-24 September, 2020
    • Location: Cairo-Sheraton


Target Audience

  • This is an intermediate course for anyone with system administrative duties implementing and managing anAIX operating system in a multiuser POWER (System p) partitioned environment.

Course Objectives

  • Install and 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, paging space and file system management
  • Create and manage user administration
  • Manage AIX user security including enhanced RBAC and implement customized access of file and
  • directories
  • Perform and restore system backups
  • Utilize administrative subsystems, including cron to schedule system tasks
  • Configure TCP/IP networking
  • Define and run basic Workload Partitions (WPAR)

Course Content


Day 1

  • Unit 1: Introduction to IBM POWER systems, AIX and system administration
  • Exercise 1
  • Unit 2: AIX system management tools
  • Exercise 2
  • Unit 3: System startup and shutdown
  • Exercise 3
  • Unit 4: AIX installation
  • Exercise 4

2. Day 2

  • Unit 5: AIX software installation and maintenance
  • Exercise 5
  • Unit 6: System configuration and devices
  • Exercise 6
  • Unit 7: System storage overview
  • Exercise 7
  • Unit 8: Working with the Logical Volume Manager
  • Exercise 8

3. Day 3

  • Unit 9: File systems administration
  • Exercise 9
  • Unit 10: Paging space
  • Exercise 10
  • Unit 11: Backup and restore
  • Exercise 11

4. Day 4

  • Unit 12: Security and user administration: Part 1
  • Exercise 12
  • Unit 13: Security and user administration: Part 2
  • Exercise 13
  • Unit 14: Scheduling and time
  • Exercise 14
  • Unit 15: TCP/IP networking

5. Day 5

  • Unit 15: TCP/IP networking (continued)
  • Exercise 15
  • Unit 16: Introduction to workload partitions
  • Exercise 16

Course Prerequisites


You should already be able to:

  • Log in to an AIX system and set a user passwordExecute basic AIX commands
  • Manage files and directories
  • Use the vi editor
  • Use redirection, pipes, and tees
  • Use the utilities find and grep
  • Use the command and variable substitution
  • Set and change Korn shell variables
  • Write simple shell scripts
  • Use a graphic Common Desktop Environment (CDE) interfaceThese skills can be acquired by taking UNIX / AIX Basics (AN100) or UNIX / AIX Basics (ILO) (AX100) orthrough equivalent AIX or UNIX knowledge.In addition, it would be helpful (but not mandatory) that you are familiar with partitioning concepts andtechnology as taught in Power Virtualization I: LPAR Planning and Configuration (AN110) or (AX110).