What's new in IBM i VR2 and IBM POWER8 systems Global Knowledge Egypt
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Course details

This course is designed to enable you to acquire the skills necessary to prepare for installing and leveraging the new functions of IBM i 7.2 on POWER7 and POWER8 hardware.

The emphasis is on the hardware and software components introduced in 2014 announcements of POWER8 hardware and V7R2.

Target Audience:

This basic course is intended for existing IBM i administrators, users, and support personnel.


You should have the following recommended skills:

  • Basic understanding of Power Systems with IBM i architecture.
  • Basic understanding of the support available in a current release of IBM i.


  • Unit 1 - IBM i 7.2 overview
  • Unit 2 - POWER8 upgrade planning
  • Unit 3 - Upgrading to IBM i 7.2
  • Unit 4 - Technical refresh updates (1 of 3)
  • Unit 5 - Technical refresh updates (2 of 3)
  • Unit 6 - Technical refresh updates (3 of 3)
  • Unit 7 - Single root I/O virtualization
  • Unit 8 - DB2 for i enhancements in 7.2
  • Unit 9 - PowerHA enhancements
  • Exercise 1 - Create an IASP
  • Exercise 2 - Delete an IASP
  • Unit 10 - PowerVP: Virtualization Performance Intelligence
  • Unit 11 - Systems management
  • Exercise 3 - Configure 5250 Session using IBM Client Access Solutions
  • Exercises 4 - Configuring 5250 HMC Interface using IBM Client Access Solutions
  • Unit 12 - Application development and mobile enhancements

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