AN08: Power Systems and AIX Differences Workshop
DURATION: 3 days
SCHEDULED DATES: FEBRUARY 2017
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 6.1 TL2 and PowerVM 2.1.0 through AIX 7.1 TL0 and PowerVM 2.2.1). These enhancements include Virtual Fibre Channel, Active Memory Sharing, 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 includes more current POWER7 and AIX7 enhancements, attend AN06 – What’s New in POWER7 and AIX7. There can be significant overlap in discussion content between AN06 and AN08, 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 course is intended for anyone responsible for purchasing, managing, and planning an IBM POWER7 server running PowerVM 2.1 or later and the AIX 7.1 or greater operating system.
The audience for this training include the following:
• AIX technical support individuals
• System administrators
• Systems engineers
• System architects
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.
• AN12: Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration
• AN14: AIX Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals
The LPAR and PowerVM prerequisite can be met by attending one of the following classes or students can have equivalent LPAR skills.
• AN30: Power Systems for AIX – Virtualization I: Implementing Virtualization
After completing this course, you should be able to:
• Discuss the POWER7 hardware
• Discuss and configure virtual Fibre Channel
• Discuss and configure Active Memory Sharing
• 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 AIX7 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)