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AN21: TCP/IP for AIX Administrators

DURATION: 4 days

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This course teaches implementing, using, and troubleshooting TCP/IP on an AIX system. This includes defining multiple interfaces, VLAN aware adapters, multiple routes, aggregated adapters, gigabit fast failover, and controlling ports used for network services. It continues with configuring AIX to participate as client or server in several standard network services; for example: remote command and file transfer services (both traditional and secured), configuring SSH forwarding, DNS (including dynamic updates), time services, DHCP, and NFS (V3 and V4).

This course provides essential networking skills which are important in mastering advanced courses involving provisioning over the network, performance, virtualization, high availability, and clustering. This course is designed specifically for AIX version 7 but is also applicable to previous versions.


Network administrators or other personnel responsible for the configuration, use, and support of TCP/IP and common network services on AIX version 6 or version 7.


• Students should have a general working knowledge of the AIX environment and commands. Students should be comfortable using the AIX commands line, vi, and SMIT. These skills can be acquired by taking the following courses:
– AN10 AIX Basics
– AN12 Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration


After completing this course, you should be able to:
• Describe the fundamental concepts of TCP/IP, protocols, and addressing
• Configure TCP/IP on AIX
• Configure and use telnet, ftp, rexec, rlogin, rsh, rcp, and dsh
• Configure and use the open secure shell (OpenSSH)
• Connect multiple TCP/IP networks using static and dynamic routing
• Understand the theory of VLANs and how IEEE 802.1Q protocol is used in Power systems
• Configure routing, multipath routing and dead gateway detection (DGD)
• Understand and configure gigabit fast failover and link aggregation or EtherChannel
• Describe Domain Name System (DNS) function
• Configure DNS on AIX
• Describe Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) function
• Configure DHCP on AIX
• Describe Network File System (NFS) function
• Configure NFS versions 3 and 4 on AIX
• Configure the NFS automounter on AIX
• Perform basic troubleshooting of network problems
• Configure for time services such as the Network Time Protocol (NTP) and timed

Additionally, there is appendix material which covers:
• IP version 6
• Interoperability with Microsoft Windows platforms