This course provides working knowledge on how to manage Fibre Channel attached devices to AIX and Virtual I/O Servers. You will learn how to configure multi-path I/O, monitor performance and use problem solving skills to resolve related issues.

This course uses a combination of instructor lectures and machine exercises to provide you with practical background knowledge regarding the topics covered.

Target Audience:

This intermediate course is for Anyone responsible for implementing Fibre Channel attached devices to AIX, and is interested in learning management techniques to handle MPIO, performance, and problem determination skills.

Objectives:

  • Describe common interaction of AIX within a Fibre Channel (FC) environment
  • Interpret AIX boot strategies using SAN
  • Navigate virtual IO server FC devices
  • Initialize virtual FC resources
  • Select key FC-related performance characteristics to monitor
  • Use AIX commands for performance monitoring
  • Define basic strategy for FC problem determination under AIX
  • Provide suggested solutions to common FC SAN problems under AIX

Prerequisites:

You should have: AIX and PowerVM knowledge

You should have completed:

  • Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration (AN12GB)
  • Power Systems for AIX - Virtualization I: Implementing Virtualization (AN30GB) or gained from equivalent experience.

Content:

  • Unit 1: AIX in a SAN environment
  • Exercise 1: Introduction to the lab environment
  • Unit 2: AIX MPIO device management
  • Exercise 2: MPIO operations
  • Unit 3: Virtual I/O Server
  • Exercise 3: Virtual I/O Server
  • Exercise 4: SAN boot
  • Unit 5: SAN performance monitoring
  • Exercise 5: Performance monitoring
  • Unit 6: SAN problem determination
  • Exercise 6: Problem determination
  • Wrap up / Evaluation

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