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.
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
AIX concepts and commands in a SAN environment
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