AIX 7 System Administration 2

Length: 5 Days

Prerequisite: AIX System Administration 1

Length: 5 days

Recommendation Statement:
It is assumed that the student has completed the AIX System Administration 1 course or has equivalent experience managing an AIX system. 

Course Description:
This is the second course in administering an AIX 7.1 system and teaches Intermediate to Advanced topics in AIX system administration. The students will learn to manage a server in a partitioned environment. The operating system will be IBM AIX 7.1 and the student will have access to an IBM Power System lab environment managed by a Hardware Management Console.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Perform system startup and shutdown in a partitioned environment
  • 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 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
  • Define and run basic Workload Partitions (WPAR)
  • Understand Partitioning concepts on Power-based systems
  • Configure and manage the Hardware Management Console (HMC)
  • Understand how to associate and allocate resources to partitions
  • Understand physical and AIX location codes and how they relate to physical hardware components
  • Use the HMC to backup and restore partition data
  • Perform dynamic LPAR operations
AIX 7.1 System Administration 2

Detailed Course Outline

1. Introduction to IBM POWER systems, AIX and system administration

2. AIX system management tools

3. System startup and shutdown

4. AIX installation

5. AIX software installation and maintenance

6. System configuration and devices

7. System storage overview

8. Working with the Logical Volume Manager

9. File systems administration

10. Paging space

11. Backup and restore

12. Security and user administration: Part 1

13. Security and user administration: Part 2

14. Scheduling

15. TCP/IP networking

16. Introduction to workload partitions

17. Understand Partitioning concepts on Power-based systems

18. Configure and manage the Hardware Management Console (HMC)

19. Understand how to associate and allocate resources to partitions

20. Understand physical and AIX location codes and how they relate to physical hardware components

21. Use the HMC to backup and restore partition data

22. Perform dynamic LPAR operations