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Power Systems for AIX III: Advanced Administration and Problem Determination AN15G


Czas trwania – 40 Hours

Level – Advanced



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.



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



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


Course outline

Advanced AIX administration overview

The Object Data Manager

Error monitoring

Network Installation Manager basics

System initialization: Accessing a boot image

System initialization: rc.boot and inittab

LVM metadata and related problems

Disk management procedures, Topic 1

Disk management procedures, Topic 2

Install and cloning techniques, Topic 1

Install and cloning techniques, Topic 2

Advanced backup techniques, Topic 1

Advanced backup techniques, Topic 2

Advanced backup techniques, Topic 3


The AIX system dump facility

Wrap up / Evaluations