Course outline

IBM Power Systems Scale-Up Technical Sales Certification Preparation Workshop (COMING SOON!)

Categories: Guaranteed To Run™, IBM

GK IBM LS Partner

Duration: 5 Days

This workshop helps students prepare to take the exam to attain the IBM Certified Specialist – Power Systems Scale?Up Technical Sales certification. The course covers various topics that are expected to be understood by the successful test candidate, and includes hands?on lab exercises to gain experience in implementing many of the features and capabilities that are covered.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of the POWER9 processor architecture
  • Describe the IBM POWER9 processor?based systems product family
  • Explain the reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features and benefits of IBM POWER9 processor?based systems
  • Describe Power Enterprise Pools prerequisites, capabilities and benefits
  • Differentiate Capacity on Demand (CoD) offerings
  • Summarize the requirements and benefits of Live Partition Mobility (LPM) and Simplified Remote Restart
  • Identify planning tools and information resources used when designing a solution
  • Differentiate memory optimization technologies
  • Identify resource sharing capabilities of Power Systems servers, including processors, memory, and I/O
  • Implement virtualization configurations including:
    • Virtual SCSI
    • Virtual Fibre Channel
    • Virtual Ethernet
    • Virtual Network Interface Controller (vNIC) and Shared?Root I/O Virtualization (SR?IOV)
    • Shared Ethernet Adapter
    • Shared processors

Students should already know the models and major capabilities of the IBM POWER9 processorbased
systems and have a good understanding of PowerVM and Virtual I/O Server features. The
PowerVM and VIOS skills can be obtained by taking the following course or with equivalent

  • AN30G ? Power Systems for AIX ? PowerVM I: Implementing Virtualization, which may be found here ->

This course is for personnel who are preparing to take the exam to attain the IBM Certified Specialist – Power Systems Scale?Up Technical Sales certification. More information about the certification is available at:

Unit 1: POWER9 processor?based systems
Exercise 1: Information sources
Unit 2: Power Systems Software
Unit 3: PowerVM processor configurations
Exercise 2: PowerVM processor configurations
Unit 4: PowerVM memory configurations
Exercise 3: PowerVM memory configurations
Unit 5: PowerVM network configurations
Exercise 4: PowerVM network configurations
Unit 6: PowerVM storage configurations
Exercise 5: PowerVM storage configurations
Unit 7: Partition mobility and remote restart
Exercise 6: Partition mobility
Unit 8: IBM Tools
Exercise 7: System planning tool and workload estimator

This course is delivered by an authorized IBM Global Training Provider.
  • Guaranteed to Run™. This ensures you will attend the instructor led class or live online class you want as scheduled without any disruptive cancellations*. You book the training you need, get back to focusing on your job and are sure your training requirements will be met saving time, money and ensuring peace of mind.
  • This schedule icon the schedule indicates that this date/time will be conducted as Instructor Led Training (ILT) or a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) depending on the indicated class availablity.
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