Learn to install, customize, and administer the AIX operating system in a POWER (System p) partitioned environment. This course is based on AIX 7.1 running on a Power7 system managed by HMC version 7.


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Learning Objectives

Install and the AIX operating system, filesets, and RedHat Package Manager (RPM) packages
Perform system startup and shutdown
Discuss and use system management tools such as System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) and IBM systems director console for AIX
Manage physical and logical devices
Discuss the purpose of the logical volume manager
Perform logical volume, paging space and file system management
Create and manage user administration
Manage AIX user security including enhanced RBAC and implement customized access of file and directories
Perform and restore system backups
Utilize administrative subsystems, including cron to schedule system tasks
Configure TCP/IP networking
Define and run basic Workload Partitions (WPAR)

  • Day 1

  • Introduction to IBM POWER systems, AIX and system administration
    AIX system management tools
    System startup and shutdown
    AIX installation

  • Day 2

  • AIX software installation and maintenance
    System configuration and devices
    System storage overview
    Working with the Logical Volume Manager

  • Day 3

  • File systems administration
    Paging space
    Backup and restore

  • Day 4

  • Security and user administration- Part 1
    Security and user administration- Part 2
    Scheduling and time
    TCP/IP networking

  • Day 5

  • TCP/IP networking (continued)
    Introduction to workload partitions


This is an intermediate course for anyone with system administrative duties implementing and managing an AIX operating system in a multiuser POWER (System p) partitioned environment.




Log in to an AIX system and set a user password; Execute basic AIX commands; Manage files and directories; Use the vi editor; Use redirection, pipes, and tees; Use the utilities find and grep; Use the command and variable substitution; Set and change Korn shell variables; Write simple shell scripts; Use a graphic Common Desktop Environment (CDE) interface


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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