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Power Systems for AIX: Virtualization I: Implementing Virtualization

This course is appropriate for System Administrators, Technical Support Personnel, and Business Partners responsible for implementing LPARs on IBM System p servers.

Learning Objectives

* Discuss the advantages or value of PowerVM editions features
* Define Micro-Partitioning and Shared Processor LPARs
* Discuss the benefits of simultaneous multi-threading
* Discuss and configure the Integrated virtual Ethernet (IVE)
* Install and configure the Virtual I/O Server
* Configure virtual devices, such as Virtual Ethernet, Shared Ethernet, and Virtual SCSI Disks
* Define file-backed storage pools and file-backed virtual optical devices
* Identify single points of failure in virtualized environments
* Configuring multiple VIO servers for high availability Configure the shared Ethernet adapter failover feature.
* Configure MPIO in a VIO server's client partition
* Configure Advanced virtual networking options
* Configure Advanced virtual SCSI options
* Managing the Service events, configure Call home.
* Adding/ exchanging FRU's, FSP failover

Pre-Requisites

Students must have advanced system administration experience with AIX V5.3 or AIX 6. This prerequisite may be met by attending one of the following courses:

* AIX 6 System Administration I: Implementation (AU14)
* AIX 6 System Administration II: Problem Determination (AU16)
* AIX Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals (AW18)
* or students may have equivalent AIX and LPAR skills.

General TCP/IP knowledge is strongly recommended. This prerequisite may be met by attending:

* AIX Configuring TCP/IP (AU07)

Students are also expected to have logical partition administration skills on POWER processor-based systems, which can be obtained by attending the following course:

* Power Virtualization I: LPAR Planning and Configuration (AN11)

Course Content

This course provides an overview of the PowerVM edition's features on POWER6 processor-based systems. It explains the new features and benefits of virtualization and discusses: the processor virtualization, the Integrated Virtual Ethernet, the virtual I/O server, and the virtual devices such as the virtual Ethernet and virtual SCSI adapters. Basic and advanced configurations of the virtual I/O server and its clients are discussed including various availability options.

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