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Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning

  • Course Code AN11G
  • Duration 3 days

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

  • Company Event

    Event at company

  • Elearning (Self-paced)

    Self paced electronic learning

  • Public Classroom

    Traditional Classroom Learning

  • Virtual Learning

    Learning that is virtual

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Course Overview


Learn how to perform system administration in a Power Systems environment. Learn about the features of PowerVM Editions and how to configure and manage LPARs running AIX V7.1 using the Hardware Management Console (HMC).


Course Schedule

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 28-30 September, 2022
    • Location: Virtual


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 28-30 November, 2022
    • Location: Virtual


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 06-08 March, 2023
    • Location: Virtual


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 10-12 July, 2023
    • Location: Virtual


Target Audience


This course is appropriate for system administrators, technical support individuals, and IBM business partners who implement LPARs on IBM Power Systems.


Course Objectives


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
  • Power on and power off the POWER7-based system
  • Use the HMC to back up and restore partition data
  • Perform dynamic LPAR operations (DLPAR)


    Course Content

    • Introduction to partitioning
    • Hardware system overview
    • Hardware Management Console
    • Hardware Management Console maintenance
    • System power management
    • Planning and configuring logical partitions
    • Partition operations
    • Dynamic LPAR infrastructure


      Course Prerequisites


      General TCP/IP knowledge is strongly recommended. This prerequisite can be met by attending TCP/IP for AIX System Administrators (AN21G).This introductory course does not require any logical partitioning experience.


      Further Information

      This is an Instructor-Led Virtual Class.  
      ***    The 3 course days are spread over 5 afternoon sessions 
      ***    Session runs from 1:30pm to 5:30pm UK Time – for 5 days
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