This storage management course focuses primarily on how AIX interacts with Fibre Channel physical and virtual storage devices. Along with this general view, you will look at common operational issues such as performance and problem solving from the perspective of an AIX administrator.
This course uses a combination of instructor lectures and machine exercises to provide the student with practical background knowledge regarding the topics covered.
AIX physical and virtual storage device management
AIX boot strategies using SAN
Storage server concepts and terminology
Storage manager functions
SAN fabric design elements
Switches and zoning
Using the Virtual I/O Server for Fibre Channel devices
SAN Performance Monitoring Considerations
FC problem determination process
This intermediate course is intended for persons who manage AIX servers that utilize SAN-backed storage and who would like to know how to manage Fibre Channel attached devices to AIX and Virtual I/O Servers.. The audience for this training includes AIX technical support individuals, system administrators, and system architects.
Students must have basic AIX system administration experience and this prerequisite may be met by attending the following course and its prerequisites:
AN12G Power Systems for AIX II AIX Implementation and Administration or
AN14G AIX Jumpstart for Unix Professionals
Note: Students who are planning to be Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) administrators should take the following courses instead of this course to get more indepth virtual FC and VIOS content. This course is for AIX Administrators who need to understand using physical and virtual FC devices when using AIX.
AN30G Power Systems for AIX - PowerVM I: Implementing Virtualization
AN31G Power Systems for AIX - Virtualization II: Advanced PowerVM and Performance
On completion of this course, students should be able to:
Describe common interaction of AIX within a Fibre Channel (FC) environment
Interpret AIX boot strategies using SAN
Select key FC related performance characteristics to monitor
Use AIX commands for performance monitoring
Manage Virtual I/O Server FC devices
Initialize virtual FC resources
Define basic strategy for FC problem determination under AIX
Provide suggested solutions to common FC SAN problems under AIX
Day 1 Unit 1: AIX in a SAN environment Exercise 1: Introduction to the lab environment Unit 2: AIX MPIO device management Exercise 2: MPIO operations
Day 2 Unit 3: Virtual IO Server Exercise 3: Virtual IO Server Unit 4: Disk operations Exercise 4: Disk operations Unit 5: SAN boot and problem determination Exercise 5: SAN boot and problem