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Power Systems for AIX - PowerVM I Implementing Virtualization Training

This course provides an overview of the PowerVM edition's features on POWER6, POWER7, and POWER8 processor-based systems. It 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. 

Basic and advanced configurations of the Virtual I/O Server and its clients are discussed, including various availability options. Expand your knowledge about PowerVM features that were introduced in Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning (AN11G).

Course Details


5 days


  • Advanced system administration experience with AIX 6 or AIX 7
  • Alternatively, you must have equivalent AIX and LPAR skills
  • General TCP/IP knowledge is strongly recommended
  • Logical partition administration skills on Power Systems servers

Target Audience

System Administrators, Technical Support Personnel, and Business Partners responsible for implementing LPARs on IBM Power Systems with AIX servers

Skills Gained

  • 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
  • Introduction to partitioning
  • HMC V8 enhancements
  • Processor virtualization
  • Virtual Ethernet
  • Virtual I/O Server and Shared Ethernet Adapter
  • Virtual SCSI devices
  • Virtual network configuration with dual VIOS
  • Virtual SCSI configurations with dual VIOS
  • Virtual Fibre Channel devices
  • HMC Service Management
  • PowerVM advanced systems maintenance
  • File-backed virtual SCSI devices [optional]