Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Power Systems for AIX III: Advanced Administration and Problem Determination


DURÉE: 5 Jours

PRIX H.T.: €3 985,00


Learn advanced AIX system administrator skills focusing on availability and problem determination. Learn detailed knowledge of the ODM database where AIX maintains configuration information.

Learn to monitor for and deal with AIX problems with emphasis on Logical Volume Manager problems, including procedures for replacing disks.

While the course includes some AIX 7.1 enhancements, most of the material is applicable to prior releases of AIX.

There is also an instructor-led online version of this course: Power Systems for AIX III: Advanced Administration and Problem Determination (ILO) (AX150)

If you are enrolling in a Self Paced Virtual Classroom or Web Based Training course, before you enroll, please review the Self-Paced Virtual Classes and Web-Based Training Classes on our Terms and Conditions page, as well as the system requirements, to ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements for this course.


  • Perform system problem determination and reporting procedures including analyzing error logs, creating dumps of the system, and providing needed data to the AIX Support personnel
  • Examine and manipulate Object Data Manager databases
  • Identify and resolve conflicts between the Logical Volume Manager (LVM) disk structures and the Object Data Manager (ODM)
  • Complete a very basic configuration of Network Installation Manager to provide network boot support for either system installation or booting to maintenance mode
  • Identify various types of boot and disk failures and perform the matching recovery procedures
  • Implement advanced methods such as alternate disk install, multibos, and JFS2 snapshots to use a smaller maintenance window


This is an advanced course for AIX system administrators, and system support individuals with at least six months of experience in AIX.


You should be able to:

  • Use the Hardware Management Console (HMC) to activate a logical partition running AIX and to access the AIX system console
  • Install the AIX operating system from a NIM server
  • Implement AIX backup and recovery
  • Manage additional software and base operating system updates
  • Use management tools such as SMIT
  • Understand how to manage file systems, logical volumes, and volume groups
  • Master the UNIX user interface including use of the vi editor, command execution, input and output redirection, and the use of utilities such as grep

These skills may be obtained by enrolling in:

  • Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration (AN120) or Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration (ILO) (AX120)

If you have AIX system administration skills, but are not familiar with the LPAR environment, you may obtain those skills by enrolling in:

  • Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning (AN110) or Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning (ILO) (AX110)


Day 1

  • Unit 1 - Advanced AIX administration overview
  • Exercise 1
  • Unit 2 - The Object Data Manager
  • Exercise 2
  • Unit 3 - Error monitoring
  • Exercise 3

Day 2

  • Unit 4 - Network Installation Manager basics
  • Exercise 4
  • Unit 5 - System initialization: Accessing a boot image
  • Exercise 5

Day 3

  • Unit 6 - System initialization: rc.boot and inittab
  • Exercise 6
  • Unit 7 - LVM metadata and related problems
  • Exercise 7
  • Unit 8 - Disk management procedures
  • Exercise 8

Day 4

  • Unit 8 continued
  • Exercise 8 continued
  • Unit 9 - Install and cloning techniques
  • Exercise 9
  • Unit 10 - Advanced backup techniques
  • Exercise 10

Day 5

  • Exercise 10 continued
  • Unit 11 - Diagnostics
  • Unit 11
  • Unit 12 - The AIX system dump facility
  • Exercise 12

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:

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 available to IBMers. This is the price you will be invoiced for the class.

Dates de session
Time Zone

10 oct. 2022

Virtual Classroom



Instructor Led Online

€ 3 985,00

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