NGT31: IBM Flex System Power Compute Nodes – Virtualization and Management
DURATION: 3 days
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The IBM PureFlex System is a new category of computing that combines multiple server architectures, networking, chassis, storage, and system management capability into a single integrated system that is easy to deploy and manage.
This intermediate class on Power compute nodes starts with an overview of IBM Power Systems platform and how the new product fits into the Power portfolio. A comprehensive description of the IBM Flex System Power compute nodes, its architecture, subsystems, I/O and systems management provide the foundation for virtualization.
Virtualization topics discuss virtual servers, their characteristics, virtual processors, time slicing, virtual I/O, VIOS, and how to create virtual servers.
Installation of supported operating systems, settings, the overall process, NIM basics, NIM installation, and installation of a virtual server are parts of this class. We will address the concepts of managing Power virtual servers and the role of IBM Flex System Manager VMControl within the IBM PureFlex environment.
This course is intended for individuals who are involved in the planning, installing, configuring, and upgrading of IBM PureFlex Systems where Power nodes are involved.
Attendance in NGT11 or equivalent experience is the prerequisite for this course.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
– Summarize the features of a Power system and the impact they have had on the success of the Power family
– Explain the Power processor characteristics
– Differentiate between the different virtualizing features of Power servers
– Recognize the features of the Power compute nodes
– Differentiate between the two new Power compute nodesĺ features
– Summarize the processor options for the different Power compute node models
– Compare the memory requirements when ordering SSD and HDD storage in the Power compute node
– Explain the I/O adapter options available on the Power node
– Use PowerVM-based virtualization on a Power node to:
– Plan for and implement a virtualized environment on a Power node
– Create a virtual server on a Power node
– Generate a functioning, AIX-based virtual server by:
– Installing AIX from the VIOS media repository
– Installing AIX from a NIM server
– Carry out common virtual server management tasks, including:
– Start and stop virtual servers
– Modify, copy, and delete virtual servers
– Back up and restore virtual server definitions
– Manage virtual servers (DLPAR)