Hands On

Hands On Training

This course includes practical application of the subjects covered.


Official Curriculum

This course is part of Unix's official Course Curriculum.

Curriculum Unix
Course Code AN31GB
Duration 4.5 Days
Price Available on request
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Course Description

Learn to implement advanced PowerVM features such as Active Memory Sharing, Shared Dedicated Processors, Multiple Shared Processor Pools, N_Port Virtualization, and Remote Live Partition Mobility.

This course focuses on the features that relate to the performance of the POWER6 processor, AIX 6.1, and the special monitoring, configuring, and tuning needs of logical partitions (LPARs). This course does not cover application monitoring and tuning.

You will learn skills to implement, measure, analyze, and tune PowerVM virtualization features for optimal performance on IBM System p servers.

You will also learn about the AIX 6.1 performance analysis and tuning tools that enable an administrator to take advantage of the Micro-Partitioning and other virtualization features of the System p servers.

Hands-on lab exercises reinforce each lecture and give the students practical experience.

Course Modules

Day 1 (4 topics)

  • Unit 1 - PowerVM features Review
  • Exercise 1 - Introduction to the Lab environment
  • Unit 2 - Processor Virtualization Tuning
  • Exercise 2 - SMT and Micro-Partitioning

Day 2 (5 topics)

  • Exercise 2 - SMT and Micro-Partitioning (con't)
  • Unit 3 - Shared Dedicated Capacity and Multiple Shared Processor Pools
  • Exercise 3 - Configuring Multiple Shared Processor Pools
  • Unit 4 - Active Memory Sharing
  • Exercise 4 - Configuring Active Memory Sharing

Day 3 (4 topics)

  • Exercise 4 - Configuring Active Memory Sharing (con't)
  • Unit 5 - N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)
  • Unit 6 - I/O Devices Virtualization Performance and Tuning
  • Exercise 6 - Virtual I/O Server, vSCSI, Virtual Ethernet and shared Ethernet Adapter

Day 4 (4 topics)

  • Exercise 6 - Virtual I/O Server, vSCSI, Virtual Ethernet and shared Ethernet Adapter (con't)
  • Unit 7 - Live Partition Mobility
  • Exercise 7 - Live Partition Mobility implementation
  • Unit 8 -PowerVM Advanced System Maintenance

Day 5 (2 topics)

  • Exercise 8 - PowerVM Maintenance
  • Unit 9 - Virtualization Management Tools


Students should complete Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Planning and Configuration (AN11) or (AX11) or Power Systems for AIX - Virtualization I: Implementing Virtualization (AN30) or (AX30) or have equivalent LPAR skills.




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