Course outline

Linux on Power for AIX Administrators

Categories: Guaranteed To Run™, IBM

GK IBM LS Partner

Duration: 3 Days

This course helps students with AIX basic or advanced background quickly start working in the Linux environment. AIX system concepts and working experiences are applied for transitioning to Linux environments. Hands-on lab exercises let students practice Linux commands and apply what they know from working with AIX.


After completing this course, you should be able to:
1.    Summarize the overviews of Linux versus AIX in Power Systems
2.    Recognize the Linux operating system installation process
3.    Identify RHEL system management tools based on AIX backgrounds
4.    Summarize system configurations and devices on RHEL
5.    Identify the tasks in configuring logical partitions
6.    Carry out software installation and maintenance in RHEL
7.    Recognize RHEL TCP/IP implementation as compared to AIX
8.    Carry out system startup and shutdown in RHEL
9.    Identify Logical Volume Manager in Linux as compared to AIX
10.    Carry out basic file system administration
11.    Identify the tasks in backup and restore RHEL
12.    Summarize error monitoring and system dump processes


  • Previous AIX backgrounds and experiences are assumed but not required
  • Power Systems working experiences in HMC, VIOS, and OS installation are assumed but not required
  • General skills in commands execution and working with user interfaces are required

This course is for personnel who are:

  • AIX Administrators transitioning to Linux
  • Power System architects working across AIX and Linux
  • IT professionals with AIX backgrounds to learn about Linux
  • AIX users transitioning to Linux

Unit 1: Introduction to Linux and IBM Power Systems
Exercise 1: Getting started with Linux on Power Systems
Unit 2: Linux operating system installation
Exercise 2: Verifying system initializations
Unit 3: Linux system management tools
Exercise 3: Using system management tools in RHEL
Unit 4: System configuration and devices
Exercise 4: Configuring system and devices
Unit 5: Basics of configuring logical partitions
Exercise 5: Configuring logical partitions
Unit 6: Linux software installation and maintenance
Exercise 6: Installing software packages and updates
Unit 7: TCP/IP networking
Exercise 7: Configuring TCP/IP network in RHEL Unit 8: System startup and shutdown
Exercise 8: Practicing system startup and shutdown
Unit 9: Linux Logical Volume Manager
Exercise 9: Working with LVM
Unit 10: File systems administration
Exercise 10: Managing Linux file systems
Unit 11: System backup and restore
Exercise 11: Administering backup and restore
Unit 12: Error monitoring and system dump facility
Exercise 12: Working with errors and system dumps

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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