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AIX Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals Training

Provide focused training for experienced UNIX administrators on how to install, customize, and administer the AIX operating system in a multiuser POWER (System p) partitioned environment. The course is based on AIX 7.1 running on a Power system managed by Hardware Management Console version 7 and provides practical discussions that are appropriate to earlier AIX releases.
Course Details


5 days


You should be able to use basic UNIX commands to:
  • Execute basic AIX commands
  • Manage files and directories
  • Use the vi editor
  • Use redirection, pipes, and tees
  • Use the utilities find and grep
  • Use command and variable substitution
  • Set and change Korn shell variables
  • Write simple shell scripts

The above skills can be acquired by attending AIX Basics (AU130) or (AN100) or through equivalent AIX/UNIX knowledge.

In addition, you are expected to have hands-on experience administering a UNIX operating system (such as Solaris, HP/UX, and others) including:User management and system security
  • Storage
  • Networking
  • System shutdown and restart
  • Backup and recovery
  • System task scheduling

Target Audience

Experienced UNIX system administrators who need training to support their transition to supporting AIX running on POWER processor based systems in a multiuser POWER (System p) partitioned environment

Skills Gained

  • Install 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 and file system management
  • Perform and restore system backups
  • Use the AIX error log as a tool in problem determination
  • Configure Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networking
Course Outline
  • Introduction to AIX and IBM Power systems
  • AIX system management tools
  • AIX software installation and maintenance
  • System configuration and devices
  • TCP/IP networking
  • System startup and shutdown
  • Basics of configuring logical partitions
  • AIX installation
  • Working with the Logical Volume Manager
  • File systems administration
  • The Object Data Manager
  • LVM metadata
  • Disk management procedures
  • Backup and restore
  • Error monitoring
  • System initialization
  • The AIX system dump facility
  • Topic 1: Alternate disk installation
  • Topic 2: Using multibos