Power Systems for AIX: Virtualization I: Implementing Virtualization

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Unix Curriculum
Code AN30GB

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This course provides an overview of the PowerVM edition's features on POWER6 processor-based systems. It explains the new features and benefits of virtualization and discusses: the processor virtualization, the Integrated Virtual Ethernet, the virtual I/O server, and the virtual devices such as the virtual Ethernet and virtual SCSI adapters. Basic and advanced configurations of the virtual I/O server and its clients are discussed including various availability options.

This course is appropriate for System Administrators, Technical Support Personnel, and Business Partners responsible for implementing LPARs on IBM System p servers.


  • Discuss the advantages or value of PowerVM editions features.
  • Define Micro-Partitioning and Shared Processor LPARs.
  • Discuss the benefits of simultaneous multi-threading.
  • Discuss and configure the Integrated virtual Ethernet (IVE).
  • Install and configure the Virtual I/O Server.
  • Configure virtual devices, such as Virtual Ethernet, Shared Ethernet, and Virtual SCSI Disks.
  • Define file-backed storage pools and file-backed virtual optical devices.
  • Identify single points of failure in virtualized environments.
  • Configuring multiple VIO servers for high availability.
  • Configure the shared Ethernet adapter failover feature.
  • Configure MPIO in a VIO server's client partition.
  • Configure Advanced virtual networking options.
  • Configure Advanced virtual SCSI options.
  • Managing the Service events, configure Call home.
  • Adding/ exchanging FRU's, FSP failover.

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Course Topics (10 topics)

  • Introduction to partitioning
  • Processor virtualization
  • Integrated Virtual Ethernet
  • Virtual Ethernet
  • Virtual I/O Server and virtual devices
  • Virtual network configuration with dual VIOS
  • Virtual SCSI configurations with dual VIOS
  • N_Port_ID virtualization
  • Migration from physical to virtual storage
  • HMC Service Management PowerVM advanced systems maintenance


Students must have advanced system administration experience with AIX V5.3 or AIX 6. This prerequisite may be met by attending one of the following courses:
  • AIX 6 System Administration I: Implementation (AU14)
  • AIX 6 System Administration II: Problem Determination (AU16)
  • AIX Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals (AW18)
  • or students may have equivalent AIX and LPAR skills.
General TCP/IP knowledge is strongly recommended. This prerequisite may be met by attending AIX Configuring TCP/IP (AU07). Students are also expected to have logical partition administration skills on POWER processor-based systems, which can be obtained by attending the following course: 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 .

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