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POWER8 and AIX Enhancements Workshop

CODE: ZL1_AN102

DURÉE: 2 Jours

PRIX H.T.: €1 550,00

Description

This 2.5 day workshop course is designed to provide continuing education for system administrators who have extensive experience with previous levels of POWER hardware, PowerVM, and AIX. It covers various enhancements to POWER hardware and firmware, VIOS, PowerVC, PowerKVM, and to the AIX operating system. It starts with an overview of POWER8 architecture, features, and POWER8 family. It then proceeds with discussions on various software and firmware enhancements (including PowerVC 1.2.2, VIOS 2.2.3.4 and AIX 7.1 TL3). These enhancements include eight thread SMT, simplified SEA configuration, SR-IOV support, VIOS support for E870 and E880 and other enhancements. This is accomplished by discussing the enhancements in each of these followed by hands-on labs, which provide additional exposure to the new environment.

For a lecture-only course that includes current POWER8 and AIX7 enhancements, attend POWER8 and AIX Enhancements (AN101). There can be significant overlap in discussion content between AN101 and POWER8 Systems and AIX Differences Workshop (AN102), depending upon where these courses are in their update cycles; read the course descriptions carefully. To learn only the very latest enhancements, attendance at IBM Technical conferences or symposiums is recommended.

Objectifs

  • Discuss the POWER8 hardware and its features
  • Discuss and manage eight thread simultaneous multithreading
  • Discuss PowerVP features
  • Discuss HMC and PowerVC enhancements
  • Discuss PowerVM enhancements
  • Discuss SR-IOV

Audience

This advanced course is for anyone responsible for system administrative duties including implementing and managing IBM POWER7+ or POWER8 servers running AIX 7.1.

Prérequis

You must have basic AIX, LPAR, and PowerVM system administration experience. The AIX prerequisite can be met by attending one of the following classes or you can have equivalent AIX skills:

  • Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration (AN12G)
  • AIX Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals (AN14G)

The LPAR and PowerVM prerequisite can be met by attending the following class or you can have equivalent LPAR skills.

  • Power Systems for AIX - Virtualization I: Implementing Virtualization (AN30G)

Programme

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1 - What's new in POWER hardware
  • Exercise 1 - POWER8 hardware documentation

Day 2

  • Unit 2 - PowerVM, HMC, and PowerVC enhancements
  • Exercise 2 - PowerVM and HMC enhancements

Day 3

  • Unit 3 - SMT enhancements and POWERVP
  • Exercise 3 - SMT enhancements
  • Unit 4 - Miscellaneous AIX/VIO enhancements
  • Exercise 4 - Miscellaneous AIX enhancements

Informations supplémentaires

Prior to enrolling, IBM Employees must follow their Division/Department processes to obtain approval to attend this public training class. Failure to follow Division/Department approval processes may result in the IBM Employee being personally responsible for the class charges.

GBS practitioners that use the EViTA system for requesting external training should use that same process for this course. Go to the EViTA site to start this process: https://b25acidbw07.con.can.ibm.com/BCS/BCSVTEnrl.nsf/Billing%20Info?OpenPage

Once you enroll in a GTP class, you will receive a confirmation letter that should show:

  • The current GTP list price
  • The 20% discounted price is available to IBMers for GTP delivered courses only. This is the price you will be invoiced for the class.

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