AN15G Power Systems for AIX III: Advanced Administration and Problem Determination

Questo corso appartiene alla linea: IBM System p, AIX, and UNIX
Durata: 5 Giorni
Costo: € 2.000,00
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Prossime edizioni
Data Sede
18-09-2017 Milano
16-10-2017 Roma
18-12-2017 Bologna

A chi è rivolto il corso?

This is an advanced course for AIX system administrators, and system support individuals with at least six months of experience in AIX.


Learn advanced AIX system administrator skills focusing on availability and problem determination. Learn detailed knowledge of the ODM database where AIX maintains configuration information.

Learn to monitor for and deal with AIX problems with emphasis on Logical Volume Manager problems, including procedures for replacing disks.

While the course includes some AIX 7.1 enhancements, most of the material is applicable to prior releases of AIX.

This course provides lectures and hands on labs in an instructor lead course environment, either in a face-to-face classroom or in a live virtual classroom environment (ILO - Instructor Led Online).

  • Perform system problem determination and reporting procedures including analyzing error logs, creating dumps of the system, and providing needed data to the AIX Support personnel
  • Examine and manipulate Object Data Manager databases
  • Identify and resolve conflicts between the Logical Volume Manager (LVM) disk structures and the Object Data Manager (ODM)
  • Complete a very basic configuration of Network Installation Manager to provide network boot support for either system installation or booting to maintenance mode
  • Identify various types of boot and disk failures and perform the matching recovery procedures
  • Implement advanced methods such as alternate disk install, multibos, and JFS2 snapshots to use a smaller maintenance window

You should be able to:

  • Use the Hardware Management Console (HMC) to activate a logical partition running AIX and to access the AIX system console
  • Install the AIX operating system from a NIM server
  • Implement AIX backup and recovery
  • Manage additional software and base operating system updates
  • Use management tools such as SMIT
  • Understand how to manage file systems, logical volumes, and volume groups
  • Master the UNIX user interface including use of the vi editor, command execution, input and output redirection, and the use of utilities such as grep

These skills may be obtained by enrolling in:

  • Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration (AN120) or Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration (ILO) (AX120)

If you have AIX system administration skills, but are not familiar with the LPAR environment, you may obtain those skills by enrolling in:

  • Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning (AN110) or Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning (ILO) (AX110)

Day 1

  • Unit 1 - Advanced AIX administration overview
  • Exercise 1
  • Unit 2 - The Object Data Manager
  • Exercise 2
  • Unit 3 - Error monitoring
  • Exercise 3

Day 2

  • Unit 4 - Network Installation Manager basics
  • Exercise 4
  • Unit 5 - System initialization: Accessing a boot image
  • Exercise 5

Day 3

  • Unit 6 - System initialization: rc.boot and inittab
  • Exercise 6
  • Unit 7 - LVM metadata and related problems
  • Exercise 7
  • Unit 8 - Disk management procedures
  • Exercise 8

Day 4

  • Unit 8 continued
  • Exercise 8 continued
  • Unit 9 - Install and cloning techniques
  • Exercise 9
  • Unit 10 - Advanced backup techniques
  • Exercise 10

Day 5

  • Exercise 10 continued
  • Unit 11 - Diagnostics
  • Unit 11
  • Unit 12 - The AIX system dump facility
  • Exercise 12

Each participant will have a station set up with operating systems and software needed for the exercises.

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