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AN30: Power Systems for AIX – PowerVM I Implementing Virtualization

DURATION: 5 days

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This course provides an overview of the PowerVM edition’s features on POWER6, POWER7, and POWER8 processor-based systems. It explains the new features and benefits of virtualization including processor virtualization, Virtual I/O Server, and virtual devices, such as virtual Ethernet, virtual SCSI, and virtual Fibre Channel adapters. Basic and advanced configurations of the Virtual I/O Server and its clients are discussed including various availability options.

Expand your knowledge about PowerVM features that were introduced in Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning (AN11G).

This course provides lectures and hands on labs in an instructor lead course environment, either in a face-to-face classroom or in a live virtual classroom environment (ILO – Instructor Led Online).

Learning Journeys or Training Paths that reference this course:

IBM Power systems for AIX virtualization


This advanced course is appropriate for System Administrators, Technical Support Personnel, and Business Partners responsible for implementing LPARs on IBM Power Systems with AIX servers.


Discuss the advantages or value of PowerVM edition’s features
Define micro-partitioning and shared processor LPARs
Discuss the benefits of simultaneous multithreading
Discuss and configure the Integrated Virtual Ethernet (IVE)
Install and configure the Virtual I/O Server
Configure virtual network devices, such as virtual Ethernet and shared Ethernet adapters
Configure virtual SCSI and virtual Fibre Channel storage adapters
Configure virtual SCSI target devices on a virtual SCSI adapter
Define file-backed storage pools and file-backed virtual optical devices
Identify single points of failure in virtualized environments
Configure multiple VIO servers for high availability
Configure advanced virtual networking options
Configure the shared Ethernet adapter failover feature
Configure advanced virtual SCSI options
Configure MPIO in a VIO server’s client partition
Manage the service events, configure call home, add, exchange FRUs, and discuss FSP failover
Perform PowerVM (VIOS) Maintenance