About this Course

Code TPZL1_AN08
Duration 3 Days

This three day workshop course is designed to provide continuing education for system administrators who have extensive experience with previous levels of POWER hardware, PowerVM, and AIX. It covers various enhancements to Power hardware and firmware and to the AIX operating system. It starts with an overview of POWER7 architecture and equipment. It then proceeds with discussions and hands-on exercises on various software and firmware enhancements (ranging from AIX 7.1 TL0 and PowerVM 2.2.0 through AIX 7.1 TL2 and PowerVM 2.2.2). These enhancements include Virtual Fibre Channel port status, Active Memory Deduplication, Active Memory Expansion, 4 thread SMT, and other enhancements to the areas of AIX security, performance, and workload partitions. This is accomplished by discussing the enhancements in each of these followed by hands-on labs which provide additional exposure to the new environment.

For a lecture-only course that covers the same content attend What's New in POWER7 and AIX7 (AN06G).

To learn only the very latest enhancements, attendance at IBM Technical conferences or symposiums is recommended.

If you are enrolling in a Self Paced Virtual Classroom or Web Based Training course, before you enroll, please review 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 this course.



Students must have system administration experience in AIX, LPAR, and PowerVM. The AIX prerequisite can be met by attending one of the following classes or students can have equivalent AIX skills.

  • Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration (AN12G)
  • AIX Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals (AN14G)

The LPAR and PowerVM prerequisite can be met by attending one of the following classes or students can have equivalent LPAR skills.

  • Power Systems for AIX - Virtualization I: Implementing Virtualization (AN30G)

Delegates will learn how to

  • Discuss the POWER7 hardware
  • Discuss and manage virtual Fibre Channel port status
  • Discuss and configure Active Memory Deduplication
  • Discuss and configure Active Memory Expansion
  • Discuss and manage four thread simultaneous multithreading
  • Discuss and use enhanced abilities of the AIX 7 performance monitoring commands
  • Discuss and manage the enhanced capabilities in AIX 7 security (including enhanced password requirements and Domain RBAC)
  • Discuss and manage the exporting of storage devices to a workload partition
  • Discuss and use AIX 7 implementation and management enhancements, including AIX Runtime Expert and the ability to run AIX52 versioned WPARs
  • Explain AIX 7 storage and networking enhancements
  • Explain AIX 7 enhancements in the areas of reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS)


Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1: What's new in POWER hardware
  • Exercise 1: POWER7 hardware
  • Unit 2: PowerVM enhancements
  • Exercise 2: PowerVM enhancements
  • Unit 3: POWER7: Active Memory Expansion

Day 2

  • Unit 3: Active Memory Expansion (continued)
  • Exercise 3: Active Memory Expansion
  • Unit 4: SMT enhancements
  • Exercise 4: SMT4
  • Unit 5: AIX performance enhancements
  • Exercise 5: Performance tools
  • Unit 6: AIX security enhancements
  • Exercise 6: AIX security enhancements

Day 3

  • Exercise 6: AIX security enhancements (continued)
  • Unit 7: Workload partition enhancements
  • Exercise 7: WPAR enhancements
  • Unit 8: AIX storage and networking enhancements
  • Exercise 8: AIX storage enhancements
  • Unit 9: Miscellaneous AIX enhancements
  • Exercise 9: Miscellaneous AIX enhancements

3 Days

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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