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AIX Virtualization, VIO Server and Management

Duration

4 hours

Overview

This course is designed to provide the learner with an understanding of the tasks involved in creating and managing a virtualized AIX environment, and assumes the learner has a basic understanding of AIX. Topics covered include the fundamentals of virtualization in AIX environments, an examination of the Virtual I/O Server, and the use of management devices such as the HMC, IVM, or SDMC.

Audience

IT professionals whose job roles include creating and managing a virtualized AIX environment.

Prerequisites

It is assumed that learners have a basic understanding of AIX and at least some minimum experience of managing an AIX system.

Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of virtualization and IBM POWER
  • Understand the Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) and its functions
  • Identify the differences between the HMC, IVM, and SDMC

Course Content

Virtualization Fundamentals

What is Virtualization?
Why You Would Virtualize
Virtualization and IBM POWER Hardware

The Virtual I/O Server

The Role of the VIOS
Relationships between VIOS and Devices
Installing and Configuring VIOS

HMC, IVM, and SDMC

The HMC Explained
Differences between the HMC, IVM, and SDMC
AIX System Management with the HMC
Creating and Installing LPARs

AIX Virtualization, VIO Server and Management Mastery Test

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