Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Power Systems for AIX III: Advanced Administration and Problem Determination

CODE: ZL1_AN15

LENGTH: 5 days

PRICE: £2,975.00

Description

This course provides advanced AIX system administrator skills with a focus on availability and problem determination. It provides detailed knowledge of the ODM database where AIX maintains so much configuration information. It shows how to monitor for and deal with AIX problems. There is special focus on dealing with Logical Volume Manager problems, including procedures for replacing disks. Several techniques for minimizing the system maintenance window are covered. While the course includes some AIX 7.2 enhancements, most of the material is applicable to prior releases of AIX.

Objectives

  • Perform system problem determination and reporting procedures that include analyzing error logs, creating memory 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 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 installation, multibos, and JFS2 snapshots to use a smaller maintenance window

Audience

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

Prerequisites

You should have basic AIX System Administration skills. These skills include:

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

These skills can be developed through experience or by formal training. The recommended training course to obtain these prerequisite skills is:

  • Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration (AN12G) and prerequisites

If the student has AIX system administration skills, but is not familiar with the LPAR environment, those skills can be obtained by attending the following course:

  • Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning (AN11G)

Programme

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1: Advanced AIX administration overview
  • Exercise 1: Problem diagnostic information
  • Unit 2: The Object Data Manager
  • Exercise 2: The Object Data Manager
  • (optional) Exercise 2: Object Data Manager, Part 3
  • Unit 3: Error monitoring

Day 2

  • Exercise 3: Error monitoring
  • Unit 4: Network Installation Manager basics
  • Exercise 4: Basic Network Installation Manager configuration
  • Unit 5: System initialization: Accessing a boot image
  • Exercise 5: System initialization: Accessing a boot image

Day 3

  • Unit 6: System initialization: rc.boot and inittab
  • Exercise 6: System initialization: rc.boot and inittab
  • Unit 7: LVM metadata and related problems
  • Exercise 7: LVM metadata and related problems
  • (optional) Exercise 7: LVM metadata and related problems, Part 6
  • Unit 8: Disk management procedures, Topic 1
  • Exercise 8: Disk management procedures, Part 1

Day 4

  • Unit 8: Disk management procedures, Topic 2
  • Exercise 8: Disk management procedures, Parts 2 and 3
  • Unit 9: Install and cloning techniques, Topic 1
  • Exercise 9: Install and cloning techniques, Part 1
  • Unit 9: Install and cloning techniques, Topic 2
  • Exercise 9: Install and cloning techniques, Part 2
  • Unit 10: Advanced backup techniques, Topic 1
  • Exercise 10: Advanced backup techniques, Part 1
  • (Optional) Exercise 10: Advanced backup techniques, Part 2
  • Unit 10: Advanced backup techniques, Topic 2
  • Exercise 10: Advanced backup techniques, Parts 3 and 4

Day 5

  • Unit 10: Advanced backup techniques, Topic 3
  • Unit 11: Diagnostics
  • Exercise 11: Diagnostics
  • Unit 12: The AIX system dump facility
  • Exercise 12: The AIX system dump facility
  • Wrap up / Evaluations

Further Information

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: http://w3.ibm.com/services/gbs/evita/BCSVTEnrl.nsf

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.

Session Dates
Date
Location
Time Zone
Language
Type
Guaranteed
PRICE

07 Feb 2022

London - Dowgate Hill

GMT

English

Classroom

£2,975.00

07 Feb 2022

Virtual Classroom

GMT

English

Instructor Led Online

£2,975.00

16 May 2022

London - Dowgate Hill

BST

English

Classroom

£2,975.00

16 May 2022

Virtual Classroom

BST

English

Instructor Led Online

£2,975.00

31 Oct 2022

London - Dowgate Hill

GMT

English

Classroom

£2,975.00

31 Oct 2022

Virtual Classroom

GMT

English

Instructor Led Online

£2,975.00

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