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AN14: AIX Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals

DURATION: 5 days

SCHEDULED DATES: TBD – Contact Us for more Information


Provide focused training for experienced UNIX administrators on how to install, customize, and administer the AIX operating system in a multiuser POWER (System p) partitioned environment. The course is based on AIX 7.1 running on a Power system managed by Hardware Management Console version 7 and provides practical discussions
that are appropriate to earlier AIX releases.


This intermediate course is intended for experienced UNIX system administrators who need training to support their transition to supporting AIX running on POWER processor based systems in a multiuser POWER (System p) partitioned environment.


The students attending this course should already be able to use basic UNIX commands to:
• Execute basic AIX commands
• Manage files and directories
• Use the vi editor
• Use redirection, pipes, and tees
• Use the utilities find and grep
• Use command and variable substitution
• Set and change Korn shell variables
• Write simple shell scripts

The above skills can be acquired by attending AIX Basics (AU13 or AN10) or through equivalent AIX/UNIX knowledge.

In addition, students are expected to have hands-on experience administering a UNIX operating system (such as Solaris, HP/UX, and others) including:
• User management and system security
• Storage
• Networking
• System shutdown and restart
• Backup and recovery
• System task scheduling


After completing this course, students should be able to:
• Install the AIX operating system, filesets, and RedHat Package Manager (RPM) packages
• Perform system startup and shutdown
• 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
• Perform and restore system backups
• Use the AIX error log as a tool in problem determination
• Configure Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networking


• Introduction to IBM POWER p systems and AIX
• AIX system management tools
• AIX software installation and maintenance
• System configuration and device
• TCP/IP networking
• System startup and shutdown
• Basic logical partition definition and use
• AIX installation
• Working with the Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
• File system administration
• Backup and restore
• Working with the Object Data Manager (ODM)
• Working with the AIX error log
• System boot problem management
• LVM and file system problem management
• Disk management procedures
• Advanced installation and system update techniques
• AIX dump creation and packaging for AIX support
• Use of JFS2 snapshot for backup and restore
• (Optional) Survey of additional AIX features