In this course you begin with an overview of LPAR on Power Systems, followed with more detailed information on configuration planning and implementation using hands-on exercises to create and implement logical partitions.


* Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Learning Objectives

Describe the PowerVM features
Identify, describe, and locate hardware components in the Power Systems, Flex System and Power Blade models
Identify virtualization options available, reliability features and single points of failure for Power Systems
Implement System Planning Tool in design or update your own system
Explain Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT)
Describe memory allocation and affinity concepts
Describe and configure a partition profile, including shared processors:
Virtual processors
Weighting factor
Shared Processor Pools

Explain virtual I/O: Serial, Ethernet and SCSI
Understand and implement: IBM i installation through NFS, image virtual repository in VIOS, and assigning VSCSI disks to partitions in VIOS
Understand base characteristics of IVM and how to implement IBM i on Power Blades
Describe the NPIV PowerVM feature, how to configure virtual Fiber Channel adapters on the Virtual I/O Server and client partitions
Discuss how to use the HMC GUI and commands to work with the World Wide Port Name (WWPN) pairs
Identify commands used to examine the NPIV configuration

  • PowerVM for IBM i - Overview

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  • Power Systems for IBM i

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  • Introduction to System Planning Tool

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  • Virtualization of IBM i - Processor, Memory, Processor Pools

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  • Virtualization of IBM i - Virtual I/O

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  • Virtualization of IBM i - Installation from NFS or VIOS repository

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  • Implementation of IBM i on Power Blades

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  • PowerVM for IBM i - NPIV

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This intermediate course is for technical specialists, support/services individuals, individuals implementing LPARs for Power Systems with IBM i. This course is also appropriate for IBM Business Partners who sell and plan for consolidated systems.




While there are no prerequisites for this course, please ensure you have the right level of experience to be successful in this training.


Length: 3.0 days (24 hours)


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