AIX Administration

This course, teaches the installation, customisation and day-to-day running of the AIX operating system. The course comprises formal classroom teaching and a number of practical, hands-on sessions.


At the completion of this course you will be able to:


·       install AIX 6.1 and install subsequent software and fixes

·       perform system shutdown and startup

·       use SMIT for system administration

·       configure and administer hardware

·       describe how the LVM works

·       create, administer and query Volume Groups, Logical Volumes and Physical Volumes

·       create and administer jfs2 filesystems

·       configure paging space

·       configure AIX users and Groups

·       backup and restore a system


·       run jobs at scheduled times.

Administration introduction

The root account; using su; why AIX is different from vanilla UNIX.


AIX installation

Installation methods - CD, NIM, mksysb; the install process; important post-install tasks.


System administration tools

Using smit; text vs GUI smit; using webmin; don't forget the command line.


The AIX boot process

Basic overview; the role of the BLV; the AIX bootlists; AIX runlevels and states; how init reads /etc/inittab; the /etc/rc file; controlling services with the SRC; system shutdown.


Software administration

AIX software concepts - from LPP to filesets; nstalling software; software states; configuring software; installing and configuring fixes; SUMA.


Hardware administration

The role of the ODM; the structure of the /dev directory; how cfgmgr works; rdware states; listing, adding and configuring hardware; physical vs AIX location codes.


Disk management

Creating and configuring Volume Groups; creating and configuring Logical Volumes; striping and mirroring Logical Volumes; where LVM information is held.


Using jfs2

The structure of the jfs2 filesystem; concepts of journaling; creating, mounting, unmounting and resizing jfs2 filesystems; /etc/filesystems; running fsck; setting up filesystems quotas; monitoring filesystems.


System backup and recovery

Archiving devices; backing up and restoring Volume Groups with mksysb and savevg; f ull and incremental backups of filesystems; how to restore a filesystem; using jfs2 splitcopy.


Memory and swap space

Listing memory and memory usage; configuring and monitoring page space.


Scheduling Jobs

Using crontab, and at; security issues; using /etc/qconfig as a batch processor.


Users and Groups

The AIX view of users; the login process; the user and group databases in /etc and /etc/security; add, change and delete users and groups; user configuration files; password management; using ulimit.


Basic Security

The setuid, setgid and sticky permissions; recap on umask; using ACLS; reading log files.


Printing on AIX


How qdaemon works; the /etc/qconfig file; print queues and virtual printers; make up your own backend; controlling print jobs.

attending the AIX Fundamentals course

Program Details
Duration 5 Days
Capacity Max 12 Persons
Training Type Classroom / Virtual Classroom


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