Learn to install, customize, and administer the AIX operating system in a POWER (System p) partitioned environment. This course is based on AIX 7.1 running on a Power7 system managed by HMC version 7. This course is also appropriate for prior releases of AIX and has a high practical content. This course suits for anyone with system administrative duties implementing and managing an AIX operating system in a multi user POWER (System p) partitioned environment.
AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive) is a series of proprietary Unix operating systems developed and sold by IBM for several of its computer platforms. Originally released for the IBM 6150 RISC workstation, AIX now supports or has supported a wide variety of hardware platforms, including the IBM RS/6000 series and later POWER and PowerPC-based systems, IBM System i, System/370 mainframes, PS/2 personal computers, and the Apple Network Server. AIX is based on UNIX System V with 4.3BSD-compatible extensions. It is one of four commercial operating systems that are presently certified to The Open Group’s UNIX 03 standard.
The AIX family of operating systems debuted in 1986, became the standard operating system for the RS/6000 series on its launch in 1990, and is still actively developed by IBM. It is currently supported on IBM Power Systems alongside IBM i and Linux.
AIX was the first operating system to utilize journaling file systems, and IBM has continuously enhanced the software with features like processor, disk and network virtualization, dynamic hardware resource allocation (including fractional processor units), and reliability engineering ported from its mainframe designs.
Duration of Training : 8 weekends
Chapter 1: Introduction to AIX
Introduction to AIX includes RISC Technology, RISC Processors, RISC History, POWERArchitecture, P-Series System Buses (PCI,ISA,MCA Buses) Uniprocessor , SMP and Cluster1600. Difference between SMP and SMT.
Chapter 2: Introduction to IBM Hardware
Introduction to IBM Hardware include Series of Hardware in IBM,Introduction to POWER and History of POWER Hardware,POWER Hardware Generations, AIX evolutions.
Chapter 3: UNIX Basics
Structure of Unix include Hardware, shell, kernel and Utilities and Application
Chapter 4: Unix File System Hierarchy
Unix File System Hierarchy include file system Hierarchy
Chapter 5: Boot Process in AIX
Boot Process in AIX include Modes of System startup, Startup Process in AIX,Importanats of /etc/inittab file in boot process, Common Booting codes, Shutdown Process of AIX.
Chapter 6: AIXS 6.1 and 7.1 OS installation
Basic Requirements for AIX OS Installation (AIX 6.1 and AIX 7.1) AIX Installation Methods.
Chapter 8: Software Installation and Maintenance
AIX Product Offering,Packaging Definitions,Fileset Namings,Software updates,oslevel commands and AIX oslevel Naming.Types of Software upgrades,Software installations By geninstall,Software installations and Maintenance, Software Maintenance & Utilities, Instfix Commands, Integrity of the operating system commands. System Management Interface Tool (smit),smit Fast Paths,smit Features,smit Modes of operations.
Chapter 9: Object Data Manager
What is Object Data Manager (ODM),Basic Components of the ODM, important ODM Database files, ODM Commands, Examples of using the ODM.
Chapter 10: Device Management
Device Terminology, Types of Devices, Device Configuration Databases, Configuration Manager (cfgmgr command),device Management commands,Device States, Remove a device Configuration, Modifying an existing device configuration,
Chapter 11: RAID Levels
What is RAID, Types of RAID`s, RAID Levels (RAID0, RAID1,RAID10, RAID5)
Chapter 12: Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
Component of AIX Storage, Traditional Unix Disk Storage, Issue with Traditional Unix Disk Storage, Benefit of the LVM, Logical Volume Components,Volume Group Types, Volume Group -t Factor, Limitations of logical volume storage, Volume Group Descriptor Area (VGDA), Quorum, Volume Group Status Area(VGSA),Logical Storage,Logical Volumes,LVM Mapping, Uses of Logical Volumes, Logical volume control block (LVCB),Physical Volume Allocation Policy, Logical Volume Mirroring, logical Volume Striping,Logical Track Group(LTG).
Chapter 14: File Systems in AIX
What is File systems,Standard Filesystem in AIX ,AIX Supported Filesystems,/etc/filesystems decriptions,What Is Mount Points, Structure of a Journaled File System, File System Fragmentation,Difference between JFS and JFS2,System Storage Review.
Chapter 15: Paging Space
What is Paging Space, Paging Space Placement, Creation of Paging Space,Paging Space Commands, Removing Paging Space,Paging Space Troubleshooting.
Chapter 16: Networking Concepts
What is TCP/IP,Networking Architecture,Protocol,Standard TCP/IP facilities,routes, Method to Configure the TCP/IP ,Basic TCP/IP Functions, Ethernet Naming Convention in AIX
Chapter 17: Performance Monitoring in AIX
iostat,vmstat,netstat,ps,lsattr,lslv,nfsstat,topas,etc.Nmon Configuration in AIX.
Chapter 18: Scheduling Jobs
Function of the Cron daemon, Starting of cron,crontab files,crontab commands,at command.
Chapter 19: Backups
Why Backups,Types of Backups,Backup Devices,Device Naming in AIX,rootvg Backup Process, Tape layout of a mksysb image,backup Commands,Types of Paths,restore commands,Other Unix Backup Commands,tctl Command,Good Backup Practices.
Chapter 20: User Administration
Default users in AIX,Default group in AIX,User Hierarchy,User Security Logs,User administration Commands,Login Sequence.
Chapter 21: Overview of Network File System (NFS)
What is NFS,NFS Versions.
Chapter 22: Overview of Network Installation Manager (NIM)
What is NIM,Basic NIM Components.
Chapter 23: Overview of HACMP
What is HACMP, Basics HACMP Components.
Chapter 24. Overview of LPAR, DLPAR, VIOS
What is LPAR Basics Of Lpar ,What is DLPAR and What is VIOS.
Chapter 25. Overview of Storage Area Network connectivity with AIX.
SAN Connectivity with AIX, Description about HBA, Identification of Storage Volumes.
Chapter 26: AIX Project Implementations in Lab.
AIX Project Implementation in Lab include from System commission to decommission of system, AIX Project Implementations will help student to get confidence in all AIX terms.
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