Students will learn how to implement advanced IBM PowerVM features, such as Active Memory Sharing, Active Memory Expansion, shared dedicated processors, multiple shared processor pools, and Live Partition Mobility.


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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Describe the effect of the IBM PowerVM virtualization features on performance and monitoring, such as: Simultaneous multithreading (SMT), shared processors, multiple shared processor pools (MSPP), shared dedicated capacity, Active Memory Sharing (AMS), Active Memory Expansion (AME), Live Partition Mobility (LPM), and other virtualization features

Interpret the outputs of AIX performance monitoring and tuning tools used to view the impact of features such as SMT, shared processors, additional shared processor pool activations, and device virtualization.
Perform a Live Partition Mobility between two Power Systems servers
Configure and monitor Active Memory Expansion
Configure the Suspend and Resume and Active Memory Sharing features available with the Virtual I/O Server
Implement the deduplication feature of Active Memory Sharing

  • Day 1

  • Welcome
    PowerVM features review
    Shared processors and virtual processor tuning

  • Day 2

  • Configuring multiple shared processor pools and donating dedicated processors
    Active Memory Sharing

  • Day 3

  • Active Memory Expansion
    I/O device virtualization performance and tuning

  • Day 4

  • I/O device virtualization performance and tuning (continued)
    Live Partition Mobility

  • Day 5

  • Suspend and resume
    Virtualization management tools
    Wrap up/Evaluations


This advanced course is for anyone responsible for implementing and managing virtualization features on a System p server including AIX technical support individuals, System administrators, Systems engineers, and System Architects.




Students should have taken: Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Planning and Configuration (AN11) or (AX11) or Power Systems for AIX - Virtualization I: Implementing Virtualization (AN30) or (AX30) or have equivalent LPAR skills


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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