System p LPAR and Virtualization I: Planning and Configuration

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Daytime
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5 days
Location type:
Open

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Prerequisites:

- Students must have basic system administration experience with AIX 5L
- Students do not need any experience with logical partitioning
- General TCP/IP knowledge is strongly recommended

Course Description:

Learn the skills needed to become an effective administrator on IBM's System p POWER5-based systems that support Logical Partitioning (LPAR). Learn about the features of Advanced POWER Virtualization (APV) and how to configure and manage LPARs running AIX 5L or Linux using the Hardware Management Console (HMC).

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

- Describe important concepts associated with managing POWER5 System p systems, such as Logical partit…

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Description

Prerequisites:

- Students must have basic system administration experience with AIX 5L
- Students do not need any experience with logical partitioning
- General TCP/IP knowledge is strongly recommended

Course Description:

Learn the skills needed to become an effective administrator on IBM's System p POWER5-based systems that support Logical Partitioning (LPAR). Learn about the features of Advanced POWER Virtualization (APV) and how to configure and manage LPARs running AIX 5L or Linux using the Hardware Management Console (HMC).

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

- Describe important concepts associated with managing POWER5 System p systems, such as Logical partitioning (LPAR), dynamic partitioning, virtual devices, virtual processors, virtual consoles, virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), and shared processors
- Describe the features of the Advance POWER Virtualization (APV) feature such as Micro-Partitions, virtual Small Computer System Interface (SCSI), Shared Ethernet adapter, and the Partition Load Manager (PLM)
- Use the System Planning Tool to plan an LPAR configuration
- Describe the functions of the HMC
- Configure and manage the HMC, including users and permissions, software, startup and shutdown, remote access features, network configuration, security features, HMC backup and restore options, and the HMC disaster recovery procedure
- Describe the rules associated with allocating resources, including dedicated processors, processing units for Micro-Partitions, memory, and I/O for AIX 5L and Linux partitions
- Describe and configure a basic Virtual I/O Server configuration including virtual SCSI disks and Shared Ethernet adapters
- Configure and manage LPARs using the HMC Graphical User Interface (GUI) and HMC commands
- Configure networking using VLANs between AIX 5L partitions
- Interpret physical and AIX location codes and relate to the key hardware components
- Power on and power off the POWER5 system
- Configure and test the service tools on the HMC
- Use the HMC to back up and restore partition data
- Install AIX 5L and Linux in an LPAR

Who Should Attend

The audiences for this training are system administrators, technical support individuals, and IBM Business Partners who implement LPARs on an IBM System p systems.

This course includes the following modules:

Course Content

  • Introduction to Partitioning
  • Hardware System Overview
  • HMC Configuration
  • Managed System Setup and Power Management
  • Logical Partition Concepts
  • Advanced Processor Concepts
  • Virtual I/O
  • LPAR Operations
  • Dynamic Resource Allocation
  • Operating Systems
  • Advanced LPAR Concepts
  • Service Tools
  • HMC Maintenance

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