Power Systems for AIX - PowerVM I Implementing Virtualization


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Power Systems for AIX - PowerVM I Implementing Virtualization
Course Code: AN30G
Duration: 5 Days 


You must have advanced system administration experience with AIX 6 or AIX 7. This prerequisite can be met by attending one of the following courses:

  • Power Systems for AIX II: Implementation and Administration (AN12G) 
  • Power Systems for AIX III: Advanced Administration and Problem Determination (AN15G) 
  • AIX Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals (AN14G)
  • Alternatively, you must have equivalent AIX and LPAR skills.
  • General TCP/IP knowledge is strongly recommended.
  • You are also expected to have logical partition administration skills on Power Systems servers, which can be obtained by attending Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning (AN11G).

Course Description: 
This course provides an overview of the PowerVM edition's features on POWER 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.
Course Objectives: 

  • Configure virtual SCSI devices that are backed by physical volumes, logical volumes, and optical media devices 
  • Configure the Optical Media Repository, load a CD image, and use it to install a new AIX partition
  • Configure virtual Fibre channel devices using NPIV technology
  • Configure Ethernet link aggregation for load balancing and backup channel in the VIOS
  • Configure Shared Ethernet adapter failover and load sharing
  • Configure vNIC failover
  • Perform Virtual I/O Server maintenance operations

Intended Audience: 
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.

Course Outline:

Unit 1: Introduction to partitioning
Exercise 1: Power Systems documentation overview
Unit 2: HMC V8 enhancements
Exercise 2: HMC enhanced interface
Unit 3: Processor virtualization
Exercise 3: Processor virtualization configuration
Unit 4: Virtual Ethernet
Exercise 4: Virtual Ethernet adapter configuration
Unit 5: Virtual I/O Server and Shared Ethernet Adapter
Exercise 5: Virtual I/O Server configuration
Unit 6: Virtual SCSI devices
Exercise 6: Client partition configuration
Unit 7: Virtual network configuration with dual VIOS
Exercise 7: SEA failover setup
Unit 8: Virtual SCSI configurations with dual VIOS
Exercise 8: Dual VIO server configuration with MPIO in the client partition
Unit 9: Virtual Fibre Channel devices
Exercise 9: Virtual Fibre Channel adapter configuration
Unit 10: HMC Service Management
Exercise 10: Manage service events
Unit 11: PowerVM advanced systems maintenance
Exercise 11: PowerVM system maintenance
Exercise 12: (Optional) File-backed virtual SCSI devices