About this Course

Code TPZL1_AN101
Duration 2 Days

This non-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 POWER8 architecture and equipment. It then proceeds with discussions on various software and firmware enhancements (including PowerVC 1.2.2, VIOS and AIX 7.1 TL3). These enhancements include eight thread SMT, simplified SEA configuration, SR-IOV support, VIOS support for E870 and E880 and other enhancements. For a workshop course with hands-on lab exercises, attend AN102: POWER8 and AIX Enhancements Workshop.

The workshop course will often lag behind AN101 in receiving the latest updates, but has the advantage of hands-on exercises. There can be significant overlap in discussion content between AN101 and AN102, depending upon where these courses are in their update cycles; read the course descriptions carefully. To learn only the very latest enhancements, attendance at IBM Technical conferences or symposiums is recommended.


This advanced course is for anyone responsible for system administrative duties including implementing and managing IBM POWER7+ or POWER8 servers running AIX 7.1.

You must have basic AIX, LPAR, and PowerVM system administration experience. The AIX prerequisite can be met by attending one of the following classes or you 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 the following class or you can have equivalent LPAR skills.
•Power Systems for AIX - Virtualization I: Implementing Virtualization (AN30G)

Delegates will learn how to

•Discuss the POWER8 hardware and its features
•Discuss and manage eight thread simultaneous multithreading
•Discuss PowerVP features
•Discuss HMC and PowerVC enhancements
•Discuss PowerVM enhancements •Discuss SR-IOV


Day 1
•Unit 1 - What’s new in POWER hardware

Day 2
•Unit 2 - PowerVM HMC and PowerVC enhancements
•Unit 3 - SMT enhancements and PowerVP
•Unit 4 - Miscellaneous AIX/VIO enhancements

2 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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