This storage management course focuses primarily on how AIX interacts with Fibre Channel physical and virtual storage devices. Along with this general view, you will look at common operational issues such as performance and problem solving from the perspective of an AIX administrator.This course uses a combination of instructor lectures and machine exercises to provide the student with practical background knowledge regarding the topics covered.
Students must have basic AIX system administration experience and this prerequisite may be met by attending the following course and its prerequisites:AN12G Power Systems for AIX II AIX Implementation and Administration orAN14G AIX Jumpstart for Unix ProfessionalsNote: Students who are planning to be Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) administrators should take the following courses instead of this course to get more indepth virtual FC and VIOS content. This course is for AIX Administrators who need to understand using physical and virtual FC devices when using AIX.AN30G Power Systems for AIX - PowerVM I: Implementing VirtualizationAN31G Power Systems for AIX - Virtualization II: Advanced PowerVM and Performance
This intermediate course is intended for persons who manage AIX servers that utilize SAN-backed storage and who would like to know how to manage Fibre Channel attached devices to AIX and Virtual I/O Servers.. The audience for this training includes AIX technical support individuals, system administrators, and system architects.
On completion of this course, students should be able to:Describe common interaction of AIX within a Fibre Channel (FC) environmentInterpret AIX boot strategies using SANSelect key FC related performance characteristics to monitorUse AIX commands for performance monitoringManage Virtual I/O Server FC devicesInitialize virtual FC resourcesDefine basic strategy for FC problem determination under AIXProvide suggested solutions to common FC SAN problems under AIXDay 1Unit 1: AIX in a SAN environmentExercise 1: Introduction to the lab environmentUnit 2: AIX MPIO device managementExercise 2: MPIO operationsDay 2Unit 3: Virtual IO ServerExercise 3: Virtual IO ServerUnit 4: Disk operationsExercise 4: Disk operationsUnit 5: SAN boot and problem determinationExercise 5: SAN boot and problem, Systems w/TPS, Cognitive Systems, AIX / IBM i Market, AIX / IBM i, Software - AIX/Linux (not HPC, nor VA Linux)