This course 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.


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Learning Objectives

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

  • 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


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.




You must have advanced system administration experience with AIX 6 or AIX 7. General TCP/IP knowledge is strongly recommended.


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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