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AIX 5L Basic System Administration, Part I - Implementation

Course Code : SA14c
Course Duration : 3 Days – Hands on
Course Fee : PKR84,000
Operating System : AIX 5L Version 5.3
Course Location : Karachi
Course Starting Date : To Be Assigned

This course is designed for delegates who are responsible for system administration duties on an AIX system running on IBM System p hardware. This course enables delegates to install, customize and administer the AIX operating system in a multi-user environment. 

Anyone responsible for the system administrative duties implementing and managing AIX operating system on IBM System p hardware.

Participants should be familiar with basic information technology. They should be able to login to an AIX system and set a user password, execute basic AIX commands, manage files and directories, use the vi editor, use redirection, pipes and tees, use utilities find and grep, use command and variable substitution and set Korn Shell variables.

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Install IBM AIX Version 5L software updates and filesets.
  • Perform system startup and shutdown
  • Understand and use the system management tools
  • Manage physical and logical devices
  • Perform file system management
  • Create and manage user and group accounts
  • Perform and restore system backups
  • Utilize administrative subsystems, including cron to schedule system tasks, and security to implement customized access of files and directories.
  • Describe basic networking concepts
Course Outline: 
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to
System Management Tools   Software Installation and Maintenance 
  • UNIX and AIX System Administration 
  • System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) 
  • Packaging Definitions 
  • AIX Package Naming 
  • AIX Software Updates 
  • Obtaining Software/Fixes 
  • Software Inventory 
  • Software Maintenance and Utilities 
  • The instfix command 
  • System Startup and Shutdown
  • PCI based IBM System p System Startup Modes 
  • The alog Command 
  • init and /etc/inittab 
  • The System Resource Controller 
Devices   System Storage Overview
  • AIX Device Terminology 
  • The /dev Directory 
  • Device Configuration Database 
  • Device States and Addressing 
  • Device Management 
  • Device Location Codes 
  • Self Configuring Devices
  • Components of AIX Storage 
  • Benefits of the Logical Volume Manager (LVM) 
  • Volume Groups 
  • Physical Storage and Logical Storage 
  • File Systems 
  • Standard File Systems in AIX 
  • The /etc/filesystems File 
  • Mounting a Filesystem 
  • Listing File Systems and Listing Logical Volumes
Working with the Logical Volume Manager   Working with File Systems
  • Listing Volume Groups 
  • Adding and Removing Volume Groups 
  • Change, Reorganise, Activate and Deactivate a Volume Group 
  • Import/Export a Volume Group 
  • Mirroring and Striping 
  • Logical Volume Policies 
  • Listing Logical Volume Information 
  • Adding and Removing Logical Volumes 
  • Listing Physical Volume Information 
  • Add/Change Physical Volumes
  • Structure of a Journaled File System 
  • Structure of an inode 
  • File System Fragmentation 
  • Large File enabled Filesystems 
  • The Journaled Log 
  • Adding and Removing Filesystems 
  • Mount/Unmount a Filesystem 
  • Space Management Issues 
  • Listing free Disk Space and Controlling Files 
  • Fragmentation Considerations 
  • Defragmenting a Filesystem 
  • Filesystem Verification 
Paging Space   Backup and Restore
  • Paging Space Overview 
  • Paging Space Placement 
  • Adding, Changing and Removing Paging Space 
  • Problems with Paging Space
  • Backup and Restore Overview 
  • Types of Backup 
  • Backup Strategy 
  • Backup Devices 
  • Image Backup of rootvg with mksysb 
  • Backup of a non-rootvg Volume Group 
  • Restoring Files and Directories 
  • Other UNIX Commands; tar, cpio and dd
Security   Networking Overview
  • Security Concepts 
  • Users and Groups 
  • Security Logs 
  • File/Directory Permissions 
  • Changing Permissions and Ownership 
  • The User, Group and Login Security Files 
  • User Administration 
  • Adding, Changing and Removing Users 
  • User Passwords 
  • Regaining root's Password 
  • Group Administration 
  • Adding, Changing and Removing Groups 
  • The cron Daemon 
  • Changing crontab 
  • The skulker File 
  • The at and batch Commands 
  • Controlling at Jobs 
  • What is TCP/IP? 
  • Names and Addresses 
  • TCP/IP Network Facilities 
  • Basic TCP/IP Configuration 
  • Basic TCP/IP User Commands 
  • Introduction to Hardware Management Console




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