You will learn how to implement advanced IBM PowerVM features, such as Active Memory Sharing, Active Memory Expansion, shared dedicated processors, and multiple shared processor pools.
Additionally, you will learn skills to implement, measure, analyze, and tune PowerVM virtualization features for optimal performance on IBM Power Systems servers. This course focuses on the features that relate to the performance of IBM POWER processor-based systems, AIX, and the special monitoring, configuring, and tuning needs of logical partitions (LPARs). This course does not cover application monitoring and tuning.
You will also learn AIX performance analysis and tuning tools that help an administrator take advantage of shared processors and other virtualization features of the IBM Power Systems servers.
Hands-on lab exercises reinforce each lecture and give the students practical experience.
Training Paths that reference this course are:
IBM Power systems for AIX virtualization
This course is intended for:
- AIX technical support individuals
- System administrators
- Systems engineers
- System architects Systems engineers
- System architects
This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:
- Power Systems for AIX - Virtualization I: Implementing Virtualization (AN30G)
- Day 1
- Unit 1: PowerVM features review
- Exercise 1: Introduction to the lab environment
- Unit 2: Shared processors and virtual processor tuning Exercise 2: Shared processors and virtual processor tuning
- Day 2
- Unit 3: Multiple shared processor pools and donating dedicated processors
- Exercise 3: Multiple shared processor pools and donating dedicated processors
- Unit 4: Active Memory Sharing Exercise 4: Active Memory Sharing
- Day 3
- Exercise 4: Active Memory Sharing (continued)
- Unit 5: Suspend and Resume Exercise 5: Suspend and Resume Unit 6: Active Memory Expansion Exercise 6: Active Memory Expansion
- Day 4
- Unit 7: Virtual storage performance
- Exercise 7: Virtual storage performance Unit 8: Virtual network performance
- Day 5
- Exercise 8: Virtual network performance
- Unit 9: Virtualization monitoring and performance management tools Exercise 9: Using the Virtual I/O Server Performance Analysis Reporting Tool
- Wrap up/Evaluations