Overview

Learn to install, customize, and administer the AIX operating system in a multiuser POWER (System p) partitioned environment. This course is based on AIX 6.1 running on a Power6 system managed by HMC version 7. This course is also appropriate for prior releases of AIX and has a high practical content.

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Prerequisites

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

You should be able to:

  • Log in to an AIX system and set a user password
  • Execute 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) interface

These skills can be acquired by taking AIX Basics (AU13) or through equivalent AIX/UNIX knowledge.

In addition, it would be helpful (but not mandatory) that you be familiar with partitioning concepts and technology as taught in Power Virtualization I: LPAR Planning and Configuration (AN11)

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Delegates will learn how to

  • Install the AIX operating system, filesets and RPM packages
  • Perform system startup and shutdown
  • Understand and use system management tools, focusing on SMIT and IBM systems director console for AIX
  • Manage physical and logical devices
  • Understand the logical volume manager
  • Perform logical volume and file system management
  • Create and manage user and group accounts
  • Perform and restore system backups
  • Utilize administrative subsystems, including cron to schedule system tasks, and security to implement customized access of files and directories
  • Configure TCP/IP networking
  • Understand and Implementation Workload Partitions
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Outline

Day 1

  • Unit 1 - Introduction to IBM POWER p systems, AIX and System Administration
  • Unit 2- AIX System Management Tools
  • Unit 3 - System startup and shutdown
  • Unit 4 - AIX installation

Day 2

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

Day 3

  • Unit 9 - Managing file systems
  • Unit 10 - Paging space
  • Unit 11 - Backup and restore

Day 4

  • Unit 12 - Security and user administration
  • Unit 13 - Scheduling
  • Unit 14 - TCP/IP Networking Overview

Day 5

  • Unit 15 - Workload Partitions
  • Open Lab Time
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