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 AN12GB
Duration 5 Days
Price Available on request
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Course Description

Learn to install, customize, and administer the AIX operating system in a multiuser POWER (System p) partitioned environment. This course is based on AIX 6.1 running on a Power6 system managed by HMC version 7. This course is also appropriate for prior releases of AIX and has a high practical content.


  • Install the AIX operating system, filesets and RPM packages.
  • Perform system startup and shutdown.
  • Understand and use system management tools, focusing on SMIT and IBM systems director console for
  • AIX.
  • Manage physical and logical devices.
  • Understand the logical volume manager.
  • Perform logical volume and file system management.
  • Create and manage user and group accounts.
  • Perform and restore system backups.
  • Utilize administrative subsystems, including cron to schedule system tasks, and security to implement
  • customized access of files and directories.
  • Configure TCP/IP networking.
  • Understand and Implementation Workload Partitions.

Course Modules

Day 1 (4 topics)

  • Unit 1 - Introduction to IBM POWER p systems, AIX and System Administration
  • Unit 2 - AIX System Management Tools
  • Unit 3 - System startup and shutdown
  • Unit 4 - AIX installation

Day 2 (4 topics)

  • Unit 5 - AIX Software installation and maintenance
  • Unit 6 - System configuration and devices
  • Unit 7 - System storage overview
  • Unit 8 - Working with the Logical Volume Manager

Day 3 (3 topics)

  • Unit 9 - Managing file systems
  • Unit 10 - Paging space
  • Unit 11 - Backup and restore

Day 4 (3 topics)

  • Unit 12 - Security and user administration
  • Unit 13 - Scheduling
  • Unit 14 - TCP/IP Networking Overview

Day 5 (2 topics)

  • Unit 15 - Workload Partitions
  • Open Lab Time


You should be able to:
  • Log in to an AIX system and set a user password
  • Execute basic AIX commands
  • Manage files and directories
  • Use the vi editor
  • Use redirection, pipes, and tees
  • Use the utilities find and grep
  • Use the command and variable substitution
  • Set and change Korn shell variables
  • Write simple shell scripts
  • Use a graphic Common Desktop Environment (CDE) interface
These skills can be acquired by taking AIX Basics or through equivalent AIX/UNIX knowledge. In addition, it would be helpful (but not mandatory) that you be familiar with partitioning concepts and technology as taught in Power Virtualization I: LPAR Planning and Configuration (AN11)

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor

  • AIX Basics

    A 3-day Training Course on AIX Basics; Gain a practical knowledge of the AIX Operating System, the command structures and the editor facilities.

    course code AB 19 Classroom dates 6 locations




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