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AIX Jumpstart for UNIX/Linux Professionals

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Name AIX Jumpstart for UNIX/Linux Professionals
DescriptionThis IBM AIX Jumpstart for Experienced UNIX/Linux Administrators training course is targeted at cross-training experienced HP-UX, SUN Solaris and other UNIX Administrators who wish to implement and manage systems capable of running the AIX Operating System. Students attending this course should therefore have a good understanding and experience of managing and running UNIX like systems. Reference will be made to the AIX commands required to administer the system, although practical work will concentrate on using the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) to achieve the course objectives.  Although the course is based on AIX Version 6.1 it is also appropriate for prior releases of AIX. Who will the Course Benefit? Experienced System Administrators and other Technical IT staff who need to cross-train to be able to implement and manage systems capable of running the AIX Operating System.  Some shell programming experience will also prove advantageous; this can be gained on the AIX Shell Programming Course. Course Objectives On completion of the AIX Jumpstart for UNIX/Linux Professionals course the delegate will have practical experience of the Systems Management Interface Tool (SMIT), allowing them to administer an AIX System. Examinations This AIX Jumpstart for UNIX/Linux Professionals in conjunction with the AIX System Administration - Part I course covers topics for the IBM Certified Operator - AIX 6.1 Basic Operations exam. Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. Exams are not included as part of the course.
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Overview

This IBM AIX Jumpstart for Experienced UNIX/Linux Administrators training course  is targeted at cross-training experienced HP-UX, SUN Solaris and other UNIX Administrators who wish to implement and manage systems capable of running the AIX Operating System. Students attending this course should therefore have a good understanding and experience of managing and running UNIX like systems.

Reference will be made to the AIX commands required to administer the system, although practical work will concentrate on using the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) to achieve the course objectives.  Although the course is based on AIX Version 7.1, it is also appropriate for prior releases of AIX.

Who will the Course Benefit?

Experienced System Administrators and other Technical IT staff who need to cross-train to be able to implement and manage systems capable of running the AIX Operating System.  Some shell programming experience will also prove advantageous; this can be gained on the AIX Shell Programming course.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the AIX Jumpstart for UNIX/Linux Professionals course the delegate will have practical experience of the Systems Management Interface Tool (SMIT), allowing them to administer an AIX System.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Introduction to the P-SERIES Hardware and AIX
  • AIX 7.1 Installation and Initial Configuration
  • System Startup and Shutdown Procedures
  • Using the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT)
  • Using Web Based Information Browser
  • AIX Filesystems and Storage
  • Configuring Filesystems
  • Looking after Filesystems
  • Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
  • AIX Journaled Filesystems
  • Devices
  • The Object Data Manager
  • System Initialisation
  • Create Backup and Restore Routines
  • mksysb and savevg Commands
  • Software Installation and Maintenance
  • Disk Management
  • Alternate Disk Installation
  • Basic TCP/IP Network Configuration
  • AIX Problem Solving Tools including System Dump Facility

Pre-Requisites

Delegates must have recent in-depth practical experience of administrating UNIX in a network environment on another UNIX platform such as HP-UX, SUN or Solaris.

Course Content

DAY 1

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE P-SERIES

  • The P-SERIES Product Line
  • RISC Technology
  • P-Series Product Range For The Power6
  • P-Series Product Range For The Power7
  • Hardware Management Console
  • The AIX Operating System

Session 2: SYSTEM MANAGEMENT TOOLS

  • System Management Commands
  • Using SMIT
  • SMIT Special Characters and Keys
  • Smit.log and smit.script Files
  • The smit Command
  • IBM Systems Director Console
  • Web Based System Manager
  • Exercise:  Remotely connect to a host using WSM

Session 3: STARTUP AND SHUTDOWN

  • The /etc/init Procedure
  • Startup Modes
  • The /etc/inittab File and the rc Startup Scripts
  • Inittab Commands
  • Using the alog Program
  • System Resource Controller Commands
  • The /etc/shutdown Script
  • Exercise:  Start and stop processes using SMC

Session 4: SOFTWARE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE

  • Units of Installation
  • Filesets, Packages and Licensed Program Products
  • Bundles
  • Update and Maintenance Bundles
  • Software States
  • Installing Patches and Fixes
  • Exercise: Install, enquire and remove software

Session 5: DEVICE

  • Introduction to the Object Data Manager (ODM)
  • Listing Devices
  • Interpreting Location Codes
  • Self-configuring Devices
  • Adding, Changing and Removing Devices
  • Exercise:  Add and remove devices using the command line and smit

AIX Jumpstart for UNIX/Linux Professionals Training Course

Course Contents - DAY 2

Session 6: THE LOGICAL VOLUME MANAGER

  • The AIX Approach to Disk Storage
  • Volume Groups, Physical Volumes and Logical Volumes
  • Volume Group Descriptor Areas
  • Mirroring
  • Striping
  • Disk Placement Policies
  • Migrating Physical Volume Data
  • Useful Commands
  • Exercise:   Creating, Extending and Mirroring a Logical Volume

Session 7: AIX FILESYSTEMS

  • The AIX Native File System
  • Superblocks and I-nodes
  • Journaling of File System Data
  • Creating a File System
  • Mounting of Filesystems
  • Managing Filesystems
  • The /etc/filesystems File
  • Removing Filesystems
  • Using the fsck Command
  • Exercise:   Creating, Extending and Removing a Filesystem

Session 8: BACKUP AND RESTORE

  • Backup Devices
  • mksysb and savevg Commands
  • The backup Command
  • The restore Command
  • Tape Control Commands
  • Exercise:   Use of Backup And Restore, including mksysb

AIX Jumpstart for UNIX/Linux Professionals Training Course

Course Contents - DAY 3

Session 9: OBJECT DATA MANAGER

  • ODM Components and Commands
  • Object Classes
  • Descriptor Information
  • Objects
  • Searching The ODM
  • The ODM Database
  • Data Base File Names
  • ODM File Locations
  • cfgmgr And The ODM
  • The Predefined Database Files
  • Predefined Devices
  • Predefined Attributes
  • Customised Devices
  • Customised Attributes
  • ODM Class Usage
  • Additional Device Object Classes
  • Predefined Connection
  • Customised Dependency
  • Customised Device Driver
  • Customised Vital Product Data
  • Exercise:  Add a device by manipulating the ODM

Session 10: PROBLEM SOLVING TOOLS

  • Error Log Facility
  • Error Log Input Components
  • Error Reporting from SMIT
  • The errpt Command
  • Sample Summary/Intermediate/Detailed Report Output
  • Interpreting LVM Error Log Entries
  • Error Log Maintenance
  • Error Notification Facility
  • Notification Methods
  • The syslogd Daemon

Session 11: SYSTEM INITIALISATION

  • System Startup and The Boot Process
  • The Bootlist and BLV
  • The Boot Logical Volume
  • Repairing the BLV
  • Using Bootlists
  • Boot Problems
  • Service Processors
  • Accessing A System That Will Not Boot Normally
  • Accessing A Volume Group And Starting A Shell
  • Accessing A Volume Group Without Mounting Filesystems
  • The LED Display
  • Interpreting Flashing LED Codes
  • Location Codes
  • Understanding SCSI Addressing
  • Maintaining Firmware Levels
  • AIX Initialisation
  • The Three RC Boot Phases
  • More about the cfgmgr
  • Boot Problem Management
  • Exercise:  Destroy the BLV and then re-create a new BLV

AIX Jumpstart for UNIX/Linux Professionals Training Course

Course Contents - DAY 4

Session 12: LVM SYSTEM DATA AND RECOVERY

  • LVN System Data
  • LVM Identifiers
  • LVM Data on Disk Control Blocks
  • Other LVM Locations
  • How the LVM uses the ODM
  • Physical Volumes and the ODM
  • Volume Groups and the ODM
  • Logical Volumes and the ODM
  • LVM Problems in the ODM
  • Re-synchronizing the ODM
  • VGDA and Quorum
  • Forcing a varyonDisk Replacement Techniques
  • Possible Errors After Disk Replacement
  • Exporting and Importing Volume Groups
  • Exercise: Mirror a whole disk and recover a corrupt Logical Volume

Session 13: ALTERNATE DISK INSTALLATION

  • Alternate Disk Installation
  • Installing a mksysb Image On Another Disk
  • Cloning the Running rootvg to Another Disk
  • Removing an Alternate Disk Installation
  • Exercise:  Clone the roovg and remove the Alternate Disk Installation

AIX Jumpstart for UNIX/Linux Professionals Training Course

Course Contents - DAY 5

Session 14: BASIC NETWORKING

  • Define TCP/IP Terminology
  • Define Routing (Static and Dynamic)
  • TCP/IP Commands and Utilities
  • Configure TCP/IP for a Network Interface
  • Configure a Static Route
  • Test Network Connectivity
  • Test Route Connectivity
  • Basic TCP/IP Applications
  • Exercise:   Configure TCP/IP
  • Exercise:   Use TCP/IP Commands to:
    • Login to a Remote System
    • Transfer Files To/From a Remote System

Session 15: AIX INSTALLATION

  • Installation for Classical and PCI Models
  • Console and Language Definitions
  • Other Installation Settings
  • Configuration Assistant Menu

AIX Jumpstart for UNIX/Linux Professionals Training Course

Addendum: Reference Materials (Sections below are provided within the course handbook for additional reading)

Session 16: Appendix A

  • AIX TECHNOLOGY LEVELS AND SERVICE PACKS

Session 17: Appendix B

  • LOGICAL VOLUME SPREADING

Session 18: Appendix C

  • AIX MULTIBOS

Session 19: Appendix D

  • AIX INTRODUCTION TO NIM

Virtual Training

Description:

Quite simply, delegates based at home or in their office (or anywhere where there is an internet connection) link into a live instructor led class via their browser.

 

Using our Virtual Classroom Connect solution, the remote (virtual) delegate will connect to the training room via the internet, where they will be able to see, hear and interact with the instructor and, if it is a scheduled course, the classroom based delegates. They will be able to see all trainer demonstrations, slides and whiteboard work and also have access to the practical workshops/labs as though they were attending in the classroom.

 

Virtual delegates can interact during the sessions, joining in discussions with the trainer and, if relevant, the other delegates. If preferred, delegates can raise questions via the text-based virtual interface where the trainer can answer either in a private one to one conversation or to the class in general.

 

 

Headsets (please note that delegates must provide their own headsets for Virtual courses)

We strongly recommend that the delegates attending this training have high quality headsets, which have noise cancelling microphone capability. This is to enable them to clearly hear the course delivery and contribute effectively within the class setting, ensuring clear reciprocal communication between lecturer and delegates throughout the course.

 

Electronic Course Materials

Delegates will be accessing Electronic Course Material throughout the course. To achieve an optimum learning experience, we highly recommend that the delegates have access to a second screen in order to view their course materials separately from their main screen.

 

Optional Additional Service (Printed Course Materials)

In addition to providing electronic course materials, Printed Course Materials can also be provided at an extra cost per manual supplied. The fee charged includes the cost of couriering the printed course materials to the training venue. Please advise at the time of booking if this optional additional service is required.

 

  

VIRTUAL SOLUTION (REMOTE ACCESS SERVICE)

 

To support the practical workshops/labs element of the Virtual Solution, we provide a Remote Access service whereby the delegates connect to servers or individual systems hosted in our London office.  This eliminates the expense of couriering systems to clients’ sites and the uncertainty associated with using clients’ own systems.  Clients will still need to provide a system for the delegates, however these systems will only require one of the following (freely available) connection tools installed: ssh client (eg putty), VNC viewer (eg UltraVNC) or the Windows Remote Desktop client.

 

For the Remote Access solution, we recommend a fast internet connection and minimum of Windows 7 with 4Gb Ram.  Delegates can also connect using Apple MAC or Unix/Linux based client systems and similar connection software.  Depending on the course being delivered there may be further requirements (such as minimum screen resolution, supported browsers etc).  If there are further requirements, a member of our technical team will advise accordingly once we have a clearer understanding of the systems being provided by the client for the training.

 

The client is responsible for the provision, technical setup, installation, testing and connectivity of the training systems to our servers or individual systems in London prior to the training commencing. Performance will be dependent on a good internet connection from the client’s site. As with all internet access, because the internet is outside of our control we are unable to guarantee response times.

 

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM CONNECTION TEST (ADOBE CONNECT WEB SERVICE)

 

We are responsible for providing the Adobe Connect software and Remote Access to the labs/workshops for the course.  To guarantee the successful delivery of the course, each delegate will need to carry out the required pre-course connectivity tests to both the Adobe Connect server and the labs/workshops server well in advance of the course start date.

 

Before we can fully commit to this training being delivered using Remote Access, it would be necessary to test the connectivity between our servers or individual systems hosted in our London office and the delegate's training systems.  We also need to ensure that the delegates can connect onto the course that they will be attending via the Adobe Connect server.

 

To enable the delegates to carry out the required connectivity tests, our booking procedures will provide connection details for the training prior to the event start date. All connectivity tests will need to be carried out well in advance of the training delivery date.

 

Please note, these tests must be performed on the computer system the delegate will be using on their training course and from the same location where they will be sitting during their course attendance.

 

 

This is to ensure that the delegates have the correct levels of software required on their systems. In the instance where their system may not have the required software, they have the ability to download it onto their system (the delegate may need to discuss this with their technical support if they are attending their course within an office environment).

 

This also confirms if the Adobe Connect web service is able to work through any firewalls the delegates’ company may have in place. Details of any required software is provided as and when the test is run.

 

Note: The delegate's systems will also need a working sound card.

 

To run the Adobe Connect connectivity test from their designated system and location, the delegate should use the following link:

http://admin.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

 

Below is a link to a QuickStart guide that delegates attending courses using Adobe Connect may find useful:

http://seminars.adobe.acrobat.com/vqs-participants/

 

NOTES

 

  • The client will be responsible for all the setups for the delegate's systems including user logins, permissions, etc.

 

  • The client will need to carry out the required Remote Access and Adobe Connect connectivity tests as outlined above. These tests will need to take place well in advance of the training delivery date.

 

  • Training cannot be undertaken using the client’s systems without discussion taking place between our technical team and the client with regard to the systems being provided.

 

  • We strongly recommend that the delegates attending this training are provided with high quality headsets, which have noise cancelling microphone capability. This is to enable them to clearly hear the course delivery and contribute effectively within the class setting, ensuring clear reciprocal communication between lecturer and delegates throughout the course.

 

  • Delegates will be accessing Electronic Course Material throughout the course. To achieve an optimum learning experience, we highly recommend that the delegates have access to a second screen in order to view their course materials separately from their main screen.

 

  • If the client is unable to provide suitable systems for this training course, then pre-configured systems could be provided or the course could be delivered at one of our training centres. Please refer to your account manager for further details.

This AIX Jumpstart for UNIX/Linux Professionals in conjunction with the AIX System Administration - Part I course covers major topics for the C9010-022: IBM AIX Administration V1 exam.

These courses will help you gain the skill and product knowledge outlined in the test objectives. The courses do not teach the answers to the test questions, and are not intended to and may not cover all subject areas in the certification test. Please be aware that reviewing/studying the course and reference materials will not guarantee that you will achieve certification. Therefore, before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience.

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience.

Exams are not included as part of the course.

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