HMC, VIO & LPAR

Training Overview:

Forscher Technology Solutions provides the POWER systems HMC, VIO & LPAR training program that delivers the knowledge requirements to perform day-to-day management operations on AIX HMC, VIO & LPAR and its deployed landscapes, within your own or your customer's organization. The training is delivered by Subject Matter Experts currently managing, landscapes in real time environments. The course and its contents are developed by subject matter experts in the area of IBM AIX based virutalization technologies.

Target Audience and Pre-requisites:

The training course is designed for candidates with prior AIX Basic Administration. This course servers as an advancement for experienced AIX administrators. All trainings are designed and developed from the ground up, by training experts specifically to cater, candidates of all technical back grounds.

Course Duration:

Fast Track - 5 Days

Normal Track - 4 to 5 weekends

Corporates - Custom built per Client requirements and modules

Module 1: Introduction of partitioning in AIX

  • Artitioning and characteristics

  • LPAR

  • PPAR

  • AIX VIO Server

  • Poer Hypervisor and function

  • HMC

  • DLPAR

  • Processor concepts

  • Commands and Virtual I/O and power

Module 2: Overview of Hardware requirements for partitioning an AIX server.

  • P Series Hardware

  • Location code

  • Advanced system management interface

Module 3: HMC - Hardware Management Console

  • Explanation of HMC

  • Configuration

  • Network Management - HMC

  • HMC Management

Module 4: IVE - Integrated Virtual Ethernet Adapter

  • Brief about IVE (power6 and power7)

  • HEA Adapter

  • IVE comparison with SEA

Module 5: LPAR and Managed Node Power Management

  • Create LPAR

  • Power off/on System option

  • Usage of Memory

  • I/O resources

  • Profile Backup

  • Terminal window

  • Partition standby

Module 6: Dynamic resource allocation

  • Brief about DLPAR

  • I/O Slots

  • RSCT and RMC usage in DLPAR

  • LPAR steps

Module 7: Processor Concepts

  • Brief about Processor

  • Features of power6 and power7

  • Virtual processors

  • SMT and real time usage of SMT

Module 8: Virtual I/O

  • Brief about Virtual I/O

  • Role of SEA

  • SCSI Server

  • Storage pools

  • Virtual SCSI Configuration

  • Testing SEA

  • Backing storage discovery

Module 9: Installation of Software

  • Install LPARs and options

  • SMS Menu

  • Troubleshooting steps

  • NIM setup

  • Install LPAR thru NIM

  • Installation of second VIO over NIM


Module 10: Hardware Management Console and MANAGED NODE Maintenance
  • Backup critical console data

  • CCD in real time and restore

  • HMC patch management

  • Node firmware

Module 11: Advance topic

  • VIO Server upgrade

  • mksysb backup and restore