AIX System Administration - Part II Course Overview

AIX System Administration - Part II Course Overview

The "AIX System Administration - Part II" course is an advanced training program designed to equip learners with in-depth knowledge and skills required to manage IBM's AIX operating system on the pSeries hardware platform. This course delves into more complex areas of AIX system management, including the Object Data Manager (ODM), system initialization and boot process, disk management, Logical Volume Manager (LVM) data recovery, disk mirroring, as well as problem-solving tools. It also covers performance and workload management, advanced security features, and system backup techniques.

By the end of the course, learners will be well-versed in managing and troubleshooting AIX systems, ensuring optimal performance and robust security. They will gain the proficiency needed to handle real-world system administration challenges, making them valuable assets in IT environments that rely on IBM's AIX and pSeries technologies. The course's comprehensive modules, from understanding RISC technology to configuring advanced security features, prepare IT professionals for the demands of AIX system administration.

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Course Prerequisites

To ensure you gain the maximum benefit from the AIX System Administration - Part II course, it is recommended that you have the following minimum prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of AIX System Administration concepts and tasks, equivalent to the knowledge acquired in AIX System Administration - Part I.
  • Familiarity with general Unix or Linux command line usage and the vi text editor.
  • Working knowledge of system management tools such as SMIT (System Management Interface Tool).
  • An understanding of the Logical Volume Manager (LVM) and file system management in AIX.
  • Experience with system startup and shutdown procedures.
  • Awareness of basic networking principles and system security concepts.
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot system issues.

These prerequisites are intended to provide you with a strong foundation for advanced topics covered in the AIX System Administration - Part II course. If you are unsure about your preparedness, please consult with our advisors who can help assess your current skill level and guide you to any preparatory courses if necessary.

Target Audience for AIX System Administration - Part II

The AIX System Administration - Part II course is designed for professionals aiming to master advanced IBM AIX skills.

  • Experienced AIX System Administrators
  • IT Infrastructure Specialists focused on IBM systems
  • Systems Engineers and Architects working with IBM Power Systems
  • Technical Support Personnel for AIX-based environments
  • Data Center Operations Staff managing AIX servers
  • IT Consultants providing services for IBM hardware and AIX OS
  • Professionals seeking career advancement in IBM systems administration
  • Technical Staff at companies that utilize IBM RISC/POWER servers
  • System Analysts involved with AIX system performance and workload management
  • Security Administrators responsible for AIX security features

Learning Objectives - What you will Learn in this AIX System Administration - Part II?

Introduction to Learning Outcomes:

Gain in-depth skills in AIX System Administration - Part II, focusing on advanced management, problem-solving, and security features on the RS/6000 (pSeries) platform.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Understand the architecture and history of IBM eServer (pSeries) and the AIX operating system, including RISC technology and POWER product ranges.
  • Manage system configurations using the Object Data Manager (ODM), including understanding ODM components, commands, and database.
  • Comprehend the AIX system initialization process, including system startup, boot process, and boot problem troubleshooting.
  • Master disk management techniques involving the Local Volume Manager (LVM), RAID configurations, disk mirroring, and handling of stale partitions.
  • Execute disk replacement procedures and manage volume groups by learning how to export, import, and handle volume group name clashes.
  • Perform system backups, cloning, and recovery operations, including using mksysb, savevg, and alternate disk installation methods.
  • Utilize AIX's problem-solving tools such as error log facility, diagnostics, system dumps, and performance monitoring utilities like sar, vmstat, and iostat.
  • Apply advanced performance and workload management strategies to identify and address system bottlenecks and optimize resource usage.
  • Implement advanced security features, including the auditing subsystem, login security enhancements, encrypted filesystems, access control lists (ACLs), and trusted computing base (TCB).
  • Develop the ability to troubleshoot boot issues, understand LED codes, and maintain firmware levels for efficient system operation and maintenance.