Learn the concepts of Logical Partitioning (LPAR) for Power Systems with IBM i. In this course you begin with an overview of LPAR on Power Systems, followed with more detailed information on configuration planning and implementation using hands-on exercises to create and implement logical partitions.Also, learn about partial processors, dynamic allocation and reallocation of memory, processors, interactive Commercial Processing Workloads (CPW), buses, Graphical User Interface (GUI), Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), Host Ethernet Adapters (HEA) and System Planning Tool (SPT). In this course you will use IBM Power Systems including the Hardware Management Console (HMC).
You should have:some knowledge of Power Systems architectural conceptssome experience with Power Systemsattended Hardware Management Console (HMC) for Power Systems with IBM i (OL52G) or have the equivalent knowledgeEntry level knowledge of LPAR on current systems is helpful, but not required.
This intermediate course is for technical specialists, support/services individuals, individuals implementing LPARs for Power Systems with IBM i. This course is also appropriate for IBM Business Partners who sell and plan for consolidated systems.
Describe the PowerVM featuresIdentify, describe, and locate hardware components in the Power Systems, Flex System and Power Blade modelsIdentify virtualization options available, reliability features and single points of failure for Power SystemsImplement System Planning Tool in design or update your own systemExplain Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT)Describe memory allocation and affinity conceptsDescribe and configure a partition profile, including shared processors:Capped Uncapped Virtual processors Weighting factorShared Processor PoolsExplain virtual I/O: Serial, Ethernet and SCSIUnderstand and implement: IBM i installation through NFS, image virtual repository in VIOS, and assigning VSCSI disks to partitions in VIOSUnderstand base characteristics of IVM and how to implement IBM i on Power BladesDescribe the NPIV PowerVM feature, how to configure virtual Fiber Channel adapters on the Virtual I/O Server and client partitionsDiscuss how to use the HMC GUI and commands to work with the World Wide Port Name (WWPN) pairsIdentify commands used to examine the NPIV configurationSystems w/TPSCognitive SystemsAIX / IBM i MarketAIX / IBM iPower Systems Virtual Server on IBM Cloud for IBM i