eServer p5 Logical Partitioning (LPAR) for pSeries POWER4 Administrators

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Prerequisites:

Attendees should be experienced in AIX Systems Administration and have skills on POWER4 LPAR or have attended Systems Administration training.

Course Description:

In this course, pSeries customers who are experienced with the configuration and management of LPARs on POWER4-based systems will acquire the skills needed to be effective LPAR administrators on Sserver p5 systems. Students will learn the differences when configuring and managing LPARs on Sserver p5 systems, and when configuring and maintaining the Hardware Management Console (HMC).

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

- Describe partitioning concepts available on the IBM Sserver p5 server…

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Prerequisites:

Attendees should be experienced in AIX Systems Administration and have skills on POWER4 LPAR or have attended Systems Administration training.

Course Description:

In this course, pSeries customers who are experienced with the configuration and management of LPARs on POWER4-based systems will acquire the skills needed to be effective LPAR administrators on Sserver p5 systems. Students will learn the differences when configuring and managing LPARs on Sserver p5 systems, and when configuring and maintaining the Hardware Management Console (HMC).

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

- Describe partitioning concepts available on the IBM Sserver p5 servers such as:
- Logical partitioning (LPAR), dynamic partitioning, virtual devices, virtual processors, shared processors
- Describe new partitioning concepts available on the Sserver p5 systems such as:
- Virtual I/O, Virtual Ethernet, and shared processor options
- Describe the new HMC configuration options for Sserver p5 systems including:
- User task roles, network options, HMC firewall configuration, LPAR scheduled operations, connection options to managed system, and WebSM client installation differences
- Use the Advanced System Management Interface (ASMI) to perform service processor configuration tasks
- Use the VIO Server software to host a SCSI device and a Shared Ethernet Adapter
- Compare the rules and options associated with allocating resources on both POWER4 and Sserver p5 LPAR systems
- Compare LPAR configuration and management options on both POWER4 and Sserver p5 LPAR systems
- Compare location code format differences on both POWER4 and Sserver p5 LPAR systems
- Compare managed system power management options and new system states on both POWER4 and Sserver p5 LPAR systems
- Configure Partition Load Manager to perform dynamic LPAR operations
- Compare service tools features and configuration on both POWER4 and Sserver p5 LPAR systems

Who Should Attend

System Administrators, Technical Support Personnel, and Business Partners responsible for implementing LPAR on an IBM P5 systems.

This course includes the following modules:

Course Content

  • Sserver p5 LPAR Concepts Overview
  • HMC Version 4 Differences
  • Server and Partition Management
  • Dynamic Logical Partitioning (DLPAR)
  • Advanced Processor Concepts
  • Virtual LAN (VLAN)
  • Virtual I/O
  • Service Tools and HMC Management Differences

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