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This intermediate course is appropriate for experienced UNIX system administrators who want to support AIX running on POWER processor based systems in a multi-user POWER (System p) partitioned environment.

Dates (Bath):

24 Sep 2018

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Students should be able to use basic UNIX commands including:

  • Execute basic AIX commands
  • Manage files and directories
  • Use the vi editor
  • Use redirection, pipes, and tees
  • Use the utilities find and grep
  • Use command and variable substitution
  • Set and change Korn shell variables
  • Write simple shell scripts

These skills can be acquired by attending AIX Basics (AN10G) or through equivalent AIX/UNIX knowledge.

Students should also have experience administering a UNIX operating system (such as Solaris, HP/UX, and others) including:

  • User management and system security
  • Storage
  • Networking
  • System shutdown and restart
  • Backup and recovery
  • System task scheduling



5 days.



Learn to install, customize and administer the AIX operating system in a multi-user POWER (System p) partitioned environment.

The course is based on AIX 6.1 running on a Power system managed by Hardware Management Console version 7 and provides practical discussions that are appropriate to earlier AIX releases.

Course objectives include:

  • Install the AIX operating system, filesets, and RedHat Package Manager (RPM) packages
  • Perform system startup and shutdown
  • Discuss and use system management tools such as System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) and IBM systems director console for AIX
  • Manage physical and logical devices
  • Discuss the purpose of the logical volume manager
  • Perform logical volume and file system management
  • Perform and restore system backups
  • Use the AIX error log as a tool in problem determination
  • Configure TCP/IP networking



Day 1
Unit 1: Introduction to AIX and IBM Power systems
Exercise 1
Unit 2: AIX system management tools
Exercise 2
Unit 3: AIX software installation and maintenance
Exercise 3
Unit 4: System configuration and devices
Exercise 4
Unit 5: TCP/IP networking
Exercise 5
Unit 6: System startup and shutdown

Day 2
Exercise 6
Unit 7: Basics of configuring logical partitions
Exercise 7
Unit 8: AIX installation
Exercise 8
Unit 9: Working with Logical Volume Manager
Exercise 9

Day 3
Unit 10: File systems administration
Exercise 10
Unit 11: Backup and restore
Exercise 11
Unit 12: The Object Data Manager
Exercise 12
Unit 13: Error monitoring
Exercise 13

Day 4
Unit 14: System initialization - I
Exercise 14
Unit 15: System initialization - II
Exercise 15
Unit 16: LVM metadata
Exercise 16
Unit 17: Disk management procedures
Exercise 17
Unit 18: The AIX system dump facility

Day 5
Exercise 18
Unit 19: Advanced install techniques
Unit 19 part 1: alternate disk utilities
Exercise 19: alternate disk - part 1
Unit 19 part II: multibos
Exercise 19: alternate disk - part 2
Exercise 19: multibos
Unit 20: Survey of additional AIX facilities

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