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AIX System Administration I

  • Course Code: Linux_Unix - AIX System Administration I
  • Course Dates: Contact us to schedule.
  • Course Category: Linux & Unix Duration: 5 Days Audience: System Administrators who are already familiar with the AIX Operating System, but desire more detailed and specialized information as listed below. (This course is a follow-on to AIX System Administration Lite, which contains an overview of system administration topics, but does not go into the level of detail that this course does.)

Duration 

This course is 5 days. Customizing the topic list will affect the time requirement. 

Audience 

System Administrators who are already familiar with the AIX Operating System, but desire more detailed and specialized information as listed below. (This course is a follow-on to AIX System Administration Lite, which contains an overview of system administration topics, but does not go into the level of detail that this course does.) 

Course Contents 

  1. System Administration Overview  
  2. System Management Tools (menus and commands)  
  3. The AIX File System (JFS structure and use)  
  4. Backup and Recovery (backup, restore, and others)  
  5. Disk Management (partitioning, performance, troubleshooting)  
  6. Managing Devices (hardware: terminals, printers, tape drives)  
  7. User Management (adding/removing, password control, security)  
  8. Programming for System Administrators Note1  
  9. The Printing Subsystem (creating queues, managing print jobs)  
  10. System Accounting (process, disk space, and printer accounting)  
  11. Introduction to Performance Management (sar, iostat, and vmstat)  
  12. Problem Solving (error reports, strategies for detecting and correcting)  
  13. AIX Security (users, groups, setuid, access control lists) Note2  
  14. Customizing X Windows and Motif (Xdefaults, xdm, and the desktop) Note2  
  15. Managing Terminals (ASCII terminal logins, modem hookup, dial-up TCP/IP) Note2  
  16. Adding Your Own man Pages (primarily for software developers) Note2  
  17. Using awk Note2  
  18. Using perl Note2  
  19. AIX Communications Overview (TCP/IP concepts and commands) Note2  

Course Objectives 

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to configure and manage a typical AIX system in a standalone environment. 

Instructional Technique 

Students are invited to bring their current ideas and questions to the classroom for discussion. Case studies, lecture, group problem solving, and online laboratories will be used. Students will be encouraged to enhance their skills utilizing the techniques presented through classroom problem solving and controlled online workshops. 

Prerequisites 

Familiarity with AIX commands, directory structure, and the text editor. The largest value is obtained when the student has been working as a system administrator for approximately 4 to 8 weeks. 

Completion of certain labs is dependent upon appropriate access to the machine used for the workshops. For classroom setup requirements, see our AIX Setup Document For System Administration Courses. 

Note1  Selection based on customer preference. Available shells are Korn, Bash, Bourne, and C shell. Available editors are vivimpico, and emacs.  
Note2  Optional Topics.  
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