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

IBM Power Systems for AIX III: Advanced Administration and Problem Determination Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

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 7.1 enhancements, most of the material is applicable to prior releases of AIX.

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Intended Audience for this IBM Power Systems for AIX III: Advanced Administration and Problem Determination Course

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

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IBM Power Systems for AIX III: Advanced Administration and Problem Determination Course Objectives

  • » Perform system problem determination and reporting procedures that include analyzing error logs, creating memory dumps of the system, and providing needed data to the AIX Support personnel
  • » Examine and manipulate Object Data Manager databases
  • » Identify and resolve conflicts between the Logical Volume Manager (LVM) disk structures and the Object Data Manager (ODM)
  • » Complete a basic configuration of Network Installation Manager to provide network boot support for either system installation or booting to maintenance mode
  • » Identify various types of boot and disk failures and perform the matching recovery procedures
  • » Implement advanced methods such as alternate disk installation, multibos, and JFS2 snapshots to use a smaller maintenance window

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IBM Power Systems for AIX III: Advanced Administration and Problem Determination Course Outline

      1. Module: 1
        1. Advanced AIX administration overview Exercise 1: Problem diagnostic information Unit 2: The Object Data Manager
          1. The Object Data Manager
          2. Error monitoring
      2. Module: 2
        1. Network Installation Manager basics
          1. Basic Network Installation Manager configuration Unit 5: System initialization: Accessing a boot image Exercise 5: System initialization: Accessing a boot image
      3. Module: 3
        1. System initialization: rc.boot and inittab
          1. System initialization: rc.boot and inittab Unit 7: LVM metadata and related problems Exercise 7: LVM metadata and related problems
          2. Disk management procedures, Part 1
      4. Module: 4
        1. Disk management procedures, Topic 2
          1. Disk management procedures, Parts 2 and 3 Unit 9: Install and cloning techniques, Topic 1
          2. Install and cloning techniques, Part 1 Unit 9: Install and cloning techniques, Topic 2 Exercise 9: Install and cloning techniques, Part 2 Unit 10: Advanced backup techniques, Topic 1 Exercise 10: Advanced backup techniques, Part 1
          3. Advanced backup techniques, Parts 3 and 4
      5. Module: 5
        1. Advanced backup techniques, Topic 3
        2. Diagnostics
          1. Diagnostics
        3. The AIX system dump facility Exercise 12: The AIX system dump facility
        4. Wrap up / Evaluations

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