This course provides an overview of the PowerVM edition's features on POWER6 processor-based systems. It explains the new features and benefits of virtualization and discusses: the processor virtualization, the Integrated Virtual Ethernet, the virtual I/O server, and the virtual devices such as the virtual Ethernet and virtual SCSI adapters. Basic and advanced configurations of the virtual I/O server and its clients are discussed including various availability options.
This course is appropriate for System Administrators, Technical Support Personnel, and Business Partners responsible for implementing LPARs on IBM System p servers.
Students must have advanced system administration experience with AIX V5.3 or AIX 6. This prerequisite may be met by attending one of the following courses:
·AIX 6 System Administration I: Implementation (AU14)
• AIX 6 System Administration II: Problem Determination (AU16)
• AIX Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals (AW18)
• or students may have equivalent AIX and LPAR skills.
General TCP/IP knowledge is strongly recommended. This prerequisite may be met by attending:
•AIX Configuring TCP/IP (AU07)
Students are also expected to have logical partition administration skills on POWER processor-based systems, which can be obtained by attending the following course:
•Power Virtualization I: LPAR Planning and Configuration (AN11)
After completing this course, you should be able to:
• Discuss the advantages or value of PowerVM editions features
• Define Micro-Partitioning and Shared Processor LPARs
• Discuss the benefits of simultaneous multi-threading
• Discuss and configure the Integrated virtual Ethernet (IVE)
• Install and configure the Virtual I/O Server
• Configure virtual devices, such as Virtual Ethernet, Shared Ethernet, and Virtual SCSI Disks
• Define file-backed storage pools and file-backed virtual optical devices
• Identify single points of failure in virtualized environments
• Configuring multiple VIO servers for high availability
• Configure the shared Ethernet adapter failover feature.
• Configure MPIO in a VIO server's client partition
• Configure Advanced virtual networking options
• Configure Advanced virtual SCSI options
• Managing the Service events, configure Call home.
• Adding/ exchanging FRU's, FSP failover
• Unit 1 - Overview of Power System p Partitioning
• Exercise 1 - Power System documentation overview.
• Unit 2 - Processors Virtualization
• Exercise 2 - Processors virtualization configuration
• Unit 3 - Integrated Virtual Ethernet.
• Exercise 3 - Integrated Virtual Ethernet configuration
• Unit 4 - Virtual Ethernet
• Exercise 4 - Virtual Ethernet Adapter configuration
• Unit 5 - Virtual I/O Server and Virtual devices - Topic 1
• Exercise 5 - Topic 1: Virtual I/O Server and Client partition configuration
• Unit 5 - Virtual I/O Server and Virtual devices - Topic 2
• Exercise 5 - Topic 2: Virtual I/O Server and Client Partition configuration
• Unit 6 - Virtual network configuration with Dual VIO servers
• Exercise 6 - Shared Ethernet Adapter failover setup
•Unit 7- Virtual SCSI configuration with Dual VIO Servers
• Exercise 7 - Dual VIO Servers configuration with MPIO in the Client Partition
• Unit 8 - HMC Service Management.
• Exercise 8 - Manage Service Events
• Optional exercise - File-backed Virtual disk and Virtual Media Repository configuration