Power Systems for AIX – PowerVM I Implementing Virtualization – AN30G


Length – 40 Hours


This course provides an overview of the PowerVM edition’s features on POWER6, POWER7, and POWER8 processor-based systems. It explains the new features and benefits of virtualization including processor virtualization, Virtual I/O Server, and virtual devices, such as virtual Ethernet, virtual SCSI, and virtual Fibre Channel adapters. Basic and advanced configurations of the Virtual I/O Server and its clients are discussed including various availability options.
Expand your knowledge about PowerVM features that were introduced in Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning AN11G.

You must have advanced system administration experience with AIX 6 or AIX 7.
This prerequisite can be met by attending one of the following courses:
Power Systems for AIX II: Implementation and Administration AN12G
Power Systems for AIX III: Advanced Administration and Problem Determination AN15G
AIX Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals AN14G
Alternatively, you must have equivalent AIX and LPAR skills:
General TCP/IP knowledge is strongly recommended. This prerequisite can be met by attending TCP/IP for AIX Administrators AN21G
You are also expected to have logical partition administration skills on Power Systems servers, which can be obtained by attending Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning AN11G

This advanced course is appropriate for System Administrators, Technical Support Personnel, and Business Partners responsible for implementing LPARs on IBM Power Systems with AIX servers.

Course Outline
Introduction to partitioning
HMC V8 enhancements
Processor virtualization
Virtual Ethernet
Virtual I/O Server and Shared Ethernet Adapter
Virtual SCSI devices
Virtual network configuration with dual VIOS
Virtual SCSI configurations with dual VIOS
Virtual Fibre Channel devices
HMC Service Management
PowerVM advanced systems maintenance