AIX Administration From Zero To Hero

1,850.00  excl. VAT

Duration: 12.5 days (100 training hours);

Instructor: Aleksey Stoinovsky;

Delivery format: Intensive, in business hours, 8 training hours per day;

Delivery dates: April 11th -27th 2018

Location: Mladost 1, 7 Grigorii Gorbatenko Str., 1784 Sofia; 



About the Bootcamp

Intensive, practically oriented 12,5 days bootcamp for motivated professionals in the field of information technology. The course aims to provide attendees with deep knowledge for IBM AIX administration for a relatively short period. The bootcamp curriculum provides all necessary practical and theoretical skills for effective deep administration of AIX-based systems.  The bootcamp is suitable for professionals who are interested in acquiring deep understanding of AIX in order to boost their career opportunities in the field of IBM server support. The bootcamp is based on the official IBM training materials (in English). Each participant will receive an electronic copy of the following IBM official courseware: AN10, AN12, AN15, AN21, AN30, AN31. The practical hands-on labs are built on AIX 7.


Computer literacy. Experience and basic administration skills in Windows / Linux are considered an advantage.

Certificate of completion

Certificate of completion available in case of 80% course attendance. The course curriculum is based on the official IBM course track for AIX. Upon successful completion of the Academy participants can attempt the official IBM certification exams for AIX 7.2.

About the Instructor, Aleksey Stoynovski

Aleksey Stoinovsky has over 25 years’ experience in information technology. During this period, he was heavily engaged with consulting, system integration, IT training and IT service delivery.

He has rich practical experience with hardware and software solutions of different vendors including IBM, HP, Microsoft, Vmware, Linux (RedHat и SuSe), UNIX, SAN, etc.

During 1994 – 2002 he was part of IBM Bulgaria where he was actively involved in presales and support of IBM server systems, as well as delivering consulting and training for IBM Collaboration Solutoins (Lotus). Since 2005 Aleksey is part of “Bulmag” АD, where currently he is Department Manager and Product Manager.

Aleksey Stoinovsky holds numerous professional certificates including IBM Certified Systems Expert – Enterprise Technical Support for AIX and Linux, IBM Certified Technical Specialist – Power Systems with POWER8 and AIX 8, IBM Certified System Administrator – AIX, IBM Certified Administrator – Tivoli Monitoring, IBM Certified Specialist – XIV Storage System Technical Solutions and many more.

He has many years of practical experience as instructor. He has delivered training courses for many organizations, including HP, UniCredit Bulbank, Vivacom, IBM, etc.

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge and Skills

Upon successfully completing all AIX Academy modules participants will be able to:

  • Log in to an AIX system and set a user password
  • Use AIX online documentation
  • Manage AIX files and directories
  • Describe the purpose of the shell
  • Use the vi editor
  • Execute common AIX commands and manage AIX processes
  • Customize the working environment
  • Use common AIX utilities
  • Write simple shell scripts
  • Use the AIXWindows Environment
  • Use the Common Desktop Environment
  • 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
  • Configure multiple VIO Servers for high availability
  • Configure advanced virtual networking options
  • Configure the Shared Ethernet Adapter Failover feature
  • Configure advanced virtual SCSI options
  • Configure MPIO in a VIO server’s client partition
  • Manage the service events, configure call home, add, exchange FRUs, discuss FSP failover
  • Understand the fundamental concepts of TCP/IP, protocols, and addressing
  • Configure TCP/IP on AIX
  • Configure and use Telnet, FTP, REXEC, rlogin, rsh, RCP, and dsh
  • Configure and use the open secure shell (OpenSSH)
  • Connect multiple TCP/IP networks using static and dynamic routing
  • Understand the theory of VLANs and how IEEE 801.1Q protocol is used in Power systems
  • Configure routing, multipath routing and dead gateway detection (DGD)
  • Understand and configure gigabit fast failover (GFF) and link aggregation (LA)/ether channel
  • Combine both GFF and LA technologies to achieve the highest levels of availability
  • Describe Domain Name System (DNS) function
  • Configure DNS on AIX
  • Describe Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) function
  • Configure DHCP on AIX
  • Describe Network File System (NFS) function
  • Configure NFS versions 3 and 4 on AIX
  • Configure the NFS automounter on AIX
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of network problems
  • Install the AIX operating system, filesets, and RedHat Package Manager (RPM) packages
  • Perform system startup and shutdown
  • Discuss and use system management tools such as System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) and IBM Systems Director console for AIX
  • Manage physical and logical devices
  • Discuss the purpose of the logical volume manager
  • Perform logical volume and file system management
  • Create and manage user and group accounts
  • Perform and restore system backups
  • Utilize administrative subsystems, including cron to schedule system tasks, and security to implement customized access of files and directories
  • Configure TCP/IP networking
  • Define and run basic Workload Partitions (WPAR)
  • Perform system problem determination and reporting procedures that include analyzing error logs, creating memory dumps of the system, and providing needed data to the AIX Support personnel
  • Examine and manipulate Object Data Manager databases
  • Identify and resolve conflicts between the Logical Volume Manager (LVM) disk structures and the Object Data Manager (ODM)
  • Complete a basic configuration of Network Installation Manager to provide network boot support for either system installation or booting to maintenance mode
  • Identify various types of boot and disk failures and perform the matching recovery procedures
  • Implement advanced methods such as alternate disk installation, multibos, and JFS2 snapshots to use a smaller maintenance window
  • Describe the effect of the IBM PowerVM virtualization features on performance and monitoring, such as:
  • Simultaneous multithreading (SMT), shared processors, virtual processors, multiple shared processor pools (MSPP), shared dedicated capacity, Active Memory Sharing (AMS), Active Memory Expansion (AME)
  • Interpret the outputs of AIX performance monitoring and tuning tools used to view the impact of features such as SMT, shared processors, additional shared processor pool activations, and device virtualization
  • Configure and monitor Active Memory Expansion
  • Configure the Suspend and Resume and Active Memory Sharing features
  • Implement the deduplication feature of Active Memory Sharing.