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 AN21GB
Duration 4 Days
Price Available on request
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Course Description

Learn to begin implementing, using, and troubleshooting TCP/IP, generic remote commands, DSH, SSH, VLANs, Dynamic DNS, DHCP, static and dynamic routing, network availability, and NFS (V3 and V4).

This course provides essential core fundamental skills which are required as a prerequisite when taking further Power system/AIX education in advanced AIX, virtualization, high availability, and clustering. It is designed specifically for AIX version 6 but is also applicable to previous versions.


  • Understand the fundamental concepts of TCP/IP, protocols, and addressing.
  • Configure TCP/IP on AIX.
  • Configure and use Telnet, FTP, REXEC, rlogin, rsh, RCP, and dsh.
  • Configure and use the open secure shell (OpenSSH).
  • Connect multiple TCP/IP networks using static and dynamic routing.
  • Understand the theory of VLANs and how IEEE 801.1Q protocol is used in Power systems.
  • Configure routing, multipath routing and dead gateway detection (DGD).
  • Understand and configure gigabit fast failover (GFF) and link aggregation (LA)/ether channel.
  • Combine both GFF and LA technologies to achieve the highest levels of availability.
  • Describe Domain Name System (DNS) function.
  • Configure DNS on AIX.
  • Describe Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) function.
  • Configure DHCP on AIX.
  • Describe Network File System (NFS) function.
  • Configure NFS versions 3 and 4 on AIX.
  • Configure the NFS automounter on AIX.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of network problems.

Course Modules

Day 1 (6 topics)

  • Unit 1: Network concepts
  • Exercise 1: TCP/IP concepts
  • Unit 2: Configuring TCP/IP
  • Exercise 2: Configuring TCP/IP
  • Unit 3: Inetd remote command services
  • Exercise 3: The inetd daemon and remote inetd services

Day 2 (7 topics)

  • Unit 4: OpenSSH
  • Exercise 4: OpenSSH
  • Unit 5: VLAN theory
  • Exercise 5: Configuring VLANs
  • Unit 6: Routing
  • Exercise 6: Routing
  • Unit 7: Network availability

Day 3 (5 topics)

  • Exercise 7: Network availability (optional)
  • Unit 8: DNS and BIND
  • Exercise 8: Configuring a DNS domain
  • Unit 9: DHCP
  • Exercise 9: Configuring a DHCP and dynamic DNS

Day 4 (6 topics)

  • Unit 10: Network File System
  • Exercise 10: Configuring NFS
  • Unit 11: Problem determination
  • Exercise 11: Problem determination
  • Unit 12: AIX and Windows interoperability
  • Exercise 12: AIX and Windows interoperability


You should have a general working knowledge of the AIX environment and commands. You should be comfortable using the AIX commands line, vi, and SMIT. These skills can be acquired by taking the following courses:
  • AIX Basics (AU13) or (AN10)
  • Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration (AN12)

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
  • Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration

    This 5-day course provides delegates with the skills required to install, customize and administer the AIX operating system in a multiuser POWER partitioned environment.

    course code AN12GB Onsite available




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