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IBM Certified Operator - AIX 6.

1 Basic Operations
Job Role Description / Target Audience
The IBM Certified Operator - Basic AIX 6.1 Operations has least 6 months of experience in a variety of tasks, and can involve the System Administrator when appropriate. The Operator is not expected to manage LUNs or hdisks, install AIX, configure the system, or diagnose and solve systems problems.

Recommended Prerequisite Skills


The IBM Certified Operator - Basic AIX 6.1 Operations has the ability to perform without, or with minimal, supervision in the following areas: managing AIX files and file systems, monitoring system jobs and process, viewing and monitoring scheduled jobs, creating and editing user and group accounts, using 'cron' and 'at' functions and performing basic editor tasks. This person has a good understanding of AIX processes and commands, is proficient in using smit, is familiar with the boot process, understands the boot and login processes, and is able to modify login profiles.

Requirements
This certification requires 1 test(s).

Test(s) required: Click on the link(s) below to see test details, test objectives, suggested training and sample tests. 1. Test 000-103 - AIX 6.1 Basic Operations

Test 000-103: AIX 6.1 Basic Operations


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Test information:

Number of questions: 81 Time allowed in minutes: 90 Required passing score: 65%

Test languages: English

Note: There are 81 scored items and 6 unscored items. Related certifications:

IBM Certified Operator - AIX 6.1 Basic Operations

Understand and manipulate AIX filesystems (23%) A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. Determine current working directory Change between directories List the contents of a directory Understand absolute and relative paths Determine file system type Rename, copy, move and delete files Create, rename and delete directories Locate files and directories (find command) Change permissions associated with a file or directory Understand symbolic and hard links Show the contents of a file (pg, more, cat)

Understand AIX Storage (13%) A. Understand the difference between physical volumes, volume groups, logical volumes and filesystems B. Determine which file systems are currently mounted C. List system disks D. Determine the used and available space of filesystems (lsfs, df, etc) E. Determine the space available in a volume group F. Determine which file systems are in a volume group G. List available paging space H. Mount filesystems, CD, and tape devices

Manage printing (4%) A. List status of print queues and jobs B. Print to a specific print queue C. Cancel print jobs

Access a system (8%) A. B. C. D. E. Start terminal session on the HMC Telnet or SSH to a system Transfer a file between systems (ftp / scp / sftp) Determine IP address and hostname assigned to a system Determine system connectivity (ping)

Using vi (9%) A. B. C. D. E. F. Create or open a file using vi Close a file using vi, both with and without saving changes Add, delete and change text using vi Find/replace using basic substitution, and search for text strings using vi Copy and/or move text using vi Navigating within vi (changing cursor position, etc.)

Korn shell (9%) A. Redirect standard in, standard out, standard error, and pipe output to another command B. Use shell history to look at previous commands C. Run shell scripts D. Use wildcard, regular expressions, and meta characters on the command line E. Run a command in the background, and so it does not terminate upon exit

User management (8%) A. B. C. D. E. Reset passwords Show which groups a user belongs to View and understand user permissions Control logged-in users Understand the login process (what happens during login)

Basic process control (11%) A. Determine which processes are currently running on the system B. Stop a process, or running or pending job.

C. Use at and cron to manage scheduled tasks D. View pending jobs E. Understand and use topas

Other operator tasks (11%) A. B. C. D. E. F. G. Describe the function and use of smit Use 'man' pages View system logs and errors (errrpt, syslog, alog) Create, read, delete and forward mail Use commands to find devices and determine their status (lsdev, lscfg) Understand and run different types of backups Understand environment variables (e.g. TERM, EDITOR)

Advanced tasks (4%) A. Shutdown and reboot the system B. Start or stop logical partitions C. Recognize system or partition hangs and crashes

IBM Certified System Administrator - AIX 6.1


Job Role Description / Target Audience
An IBM Certified System Administrator - AIX 6.1 has a strong understanding of AIX and its administration on Power Systems servers. In performing his or her daily tasks, the System Administrator also leads and mentors operators.

Recommended Prerequisite Skills


The successful candidate has eighteen months or more experience performing a variety of AIX, networking and daily management tasks. This person can, without assistance, install AIX and configure a system, understand and manage LPAR and basic virtualization technologies (including VIO), manage AIX and system updates and fixes, storage, networking, and system security. An AIX administrator can design and maintain backup and recovery plans, and direct system recoveries. He or she can analyze systems and tune them for better performance.

Requirements

This certification requires 1 test(s).

Test(s) required: Click on the link(s) below to see test details, test objectives, suggested training and sample tests. 1. Test 000-104 - AIX 6.1 Administration

Test 000-104: AIX 6.1 Administration


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Test information:

Number of questions: 110 Time allowed in minutes: 150 Required passing score: 59% Test languages: English

Related certifications:

IBM Certified Systems Expert - Virtualization Technical Support for AIX and Linux IBM Certified Systems Expert - Enterprise Technical Support for AIX and Linux IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert - Power Systems with AIX IBM Certified Systems Expert - High Availability for AIX Technical Support and Administration IBM Certified System Administrator - AIX 6.1

Test 000-104: AIX 6.1 Administration


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Backup and Recovery (5%) a. Recover from a lost root password

b. Backup AIX OS and data using AIX commands (mksysb, mkcd, tar, backup, etc) c. Restore AIX OS and data using AIX commands, including listing backup media contents (restvg, restore, tar, etc)

System Initialization and Boot (7%) a. Describe and modify the /etc/inittab and rc files b. Describe the different run levels and boot modes c. Use commands to manage the boot list and create boot logical volumes (incl. changing the boot list) d. Describe the boot process (BIST, POST, mounts, cfgmgr) e. Interrupt the boot process and use SMS f. Describe booting from different media (disk, network, tape, cd) g. Perform system or partition startups, shutdowns and reboots

System and Device Configuration (9%) a. Add or remove devices (printers, tape, adapters, using cfgmgr, etc) b. Determine / chance device attributes, including WWN, MAC addresses, etc. (lsdev, chdev, lscfg, lsattr) c. List, define and change paging space d. Configure and manage print subsystem (print queues, default printer, print job management) e. Configure system environment (timezone, /etc/environment, etc.) f. Add / remove disks (including data migration tasks, using cfgmgr)

Network Administration (9%) a. Configure the network (TCP/IP daemons, /etc/hosts, hostname, ifconfig, route, /etc/resolv.conf, etc/netsvc.conf, /etc/ntpd.conf) b. Configure network security (/etc/hosts.equiv, .rhosts, etc.) c. Verify network availability and debug network problems (ping, ifconfig, netstat, tcpdump, iptrace) d. Understand and configure Etherchannel and teaming e. Configure NFS (/etc/exports/, biod, nfsd, showmount, etc.) f. Configure and use CIFS (very basic)

Security and User Management (7%)

a. Add, delete, change user and group accounts b. Describe and modify user and group management related files, profiles, and set or change the shell environment (/etc/security/user, /etc/security/limits, /etc/security/passwd, /etc/profile/, .profile) c. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the login process (is getty running, order of the environment being set, etc.) d. Set permissions (in more depth than operator) e. Configure RBAC (role-based access control)

Install and Maintain AIX (11%) a. Determine correct installation source (CD/DVD, NIM, cloning, alternate disk install, etc) b. Determine correct installation type (preservation, migration, new/complete overwrite) c. Install, check and remove updates, TLs and fixes. Describe lpp statuses and tasks (commit, apply, or reject using lslpp), and debug install errors using lppchk d. Describe various options to acquire updates and fixes (SUMA, FLRT) e. Install additional IBM and Open Source licensed program products (rpm, rte, bff, etc.) f. Install and configure a basic NIM environment (what it is and what must be configured) g. Obtain and validate system and device firmware, including considerations for 'deferred' and 'concurrent' maintenance.

Logical Volume, File and Filesystem management (7%) a. Enlarge and reduce file systems b. Describe and differentiate between physical volumes and LVMs, logical volumes, physical and logical partitions, and physical disk and physical partition size. c. Manage Volume Groups including mirroring (mkvg, varyonvg, varyoffvg, extendvg, exportvg, importvg, lsvg) d. Describe and manage different types of Logical Volumes, including mirroring. e. Describe and manage different types of filesystems and different logging methods (mkfs, chfs, fsck, mount, snapshot, etc.) f. Configure and manage symbolic and hard links g. Demonstrate understanding of multipath I/O

Problem Determination and Resolution (15%) a. Use logs to identify problems (errlog, alog, syslog, etc.) b. Use the diag utility c. Use traces, truss, snap and kdb

d. e. f. g. h. i. j. k.

Describe and use ODM Configure and use system dump devices Recover from a full file system Troubleshoot common boot LED codes and access a system that will not boot Troubleshoot installation hangs and failures Debug shell script common interpreter problems (ksh, etc) Recover a logical volume Find and correct corrupted filesystems, superblocks, etc.

Process and Performance Management and Tuning (9%) a. b. c. d. e. Use the system resource manager Understand and use Workload Manager (WLM) at a basic level Use cron and at at a detailed level Use tuning tools and parameters (ioo, vmo, no, /etc/tunables, etc) Use performance monitoring tools (topas, netstat, vmstat, lvmstat, iostat, svmon, nmon) f. Monitor and change process execution (ps, nice, kill)

Planning and Documentation (11%) a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. Understand Workload Partitions (WPARs) and when to use them Plan HMC configuration (networking, redundancy, users, security, etc.) Describe the use and function of VIO Partition planning (micropartitioning, memory planning, HEA/IVE, processor allocation, etc) Document a system (sysplan, etc) Find appropriate resources (info center, key center, etc.) Determine system redundancy requirements (avoiding single points of failure) Describe applicability and use of Capacity on Demand

HMC and Partition Management (6%) a. b. c. d. e. f.

Apply HMC and Server fixes Define, add, remove resources from an LPAR (DLPAR and partition profiles, etc.) Backup and restore the HMC Use the HMC and ASMI interface, Understand and use IVM (options, functions, etc.) Configure and use electronic service agent Training resources

Sample / Assessment test

The following resources will help you gain the skill and product knowledge required to pass this test. No class or event is designed to teach answers to the test questions, and there is no guarantee you will achieve the certification. All IBM certifications presume a certain level of "on the job" experience not present in any classroom. The AIX System Administration course catalog can be found here: AIX System Administration course catalog

Instructor-Led Online Course

Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning

Learn the skills needed to become an effective administrator on IBM's POWER6-based systems that support Logical Partitioning (LPAR). Learn about the features of PowerVM Editions (Advanced POWER Virtualization - APV) and how to configure and manage LPARs running AIX V6.1 using the Hardware Management Console (HMC).

Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration

Learn to install, customize, and administer the AIX operating system in a multiuser POWER (System p) partitioned environment. This course is based on AIX 6.1 running on a Power6 system managed by HMC version 7. This course is also appropriate for prior releases of AIX and has a high practical content

AIX 6 Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals

Learn to install, customize and administer the AIX operating system in a multi-user POWER (System p) partitioned environment. The course is based on AIX 6.1 running on a Power system managed by Hardware Management Console version 7 and provides practical discussions that are appropriate to earlier AIX releases.

Power Systems for AIX III: Advanced Administration and Problem Determinaton

Learn advanced AIX system administrator skills focusing on availability and problem determination. Learn detailed knowledge of the ODM database where AIX maintains configuration information. Learn to monitor for and deal with AIX problems with emphasis on Logical Volume Manager problems, including procedures for replacing disks. Learn how to migrate AIX Workload Partitions to another system with minimal disruption. While the course includes some AIX 6.1 enhancements, most of the material is applicable to prior releases of AIX.

Power Systems for AIX - Virtualization I: Implementing Virtualization

This course provides an overview of the PowerVM edition's features on POWER6 processorbased systems. Learn about the new features and benefits of virtualization including: 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. Expand your knowledge about PowerVM features that were introduced in Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning (AN110) (AX110).

AIX 6 Internals I: Process and Memory Management

Get a working knowledge of AIX 6 kernel concepts as they relate to process and memory management. Interactive, live lectures and machine exercises provide the student with practical background knowledge.

AIX 6 Internals II: File Systems and LVM

Obtain a working knowledge of AIX 6 internals concepts related to file systems and LVM. The course provides background information useful to AIX technical support personnel and AIX development/application engineers who are new to the AIX kernel environment

Redbook

AIX Logical Volume Manager from A to Z: Introduction and Concepts

Publication number: SG24-5432

AIX 5L Performance Tools Handbook

Publication number: SG24-6039

Introduction to Workload Partition Management in IBM AIX Version 6.1

Publication number: SG24-7431 Introduction to Workload Partition Management in IBM AIX Version 6.1

Course description: AIX 6 Basics - Updated


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List of course details in a data table Course codeAN100 Skill level Basic Duration 4.0 days Course type Public or Private on-site Public price USD $2,825.00 plus tax Delivery type Classroom (Hands-on labs)

This course enables you to perform everyday tasks using the AIX operating system. Learn to perform everyday tasks using the AIX operating system. There is also an instructor-led online version of this course: AIX 6 Basics - Instructor-led Online (AX100). View this course in other countries

Training Paths that reference this course are:

AIX Users and System Administration

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IBM Education Advantage Program eligibility:

Yes - IBM Education Pack - Online Account

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Audience
This basic course is intended for anyone who requires basic AIX/UNIX user skills to be able to work in an AIX environment.

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Prerequisites
You should be familiar with:

basic information technology (IT) concepts and the role of an operating system

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Skills taught

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

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Course outline
Day 1

Unit 1 - Introduction to AIX Unit 2 - Using the System Exercise 1 - Using the System Unit 3 - AIX Documentation Exercise 2 - AIX Documentation Unit 4 - Files and Directories Exercise 3 - Files and Directories Unit 5 - Using Files Exercise 4 - Using Files

Day 2

Unit 6 - File Permissions Exercise 5 - File Permissions Unit 7 - The vi Editor

Exercise 6 - The vi Editor Unit 8 - Shell Basics Exercise 7 - Shell Basics Unit 9 - Using Shell Variables Exercise 8 - Using Shell Variables

Day 3

Unit 10 - Processes Unit 11 - Controlling Processes Exercise 9 - Controlling Processes Unit 12 - Customizing the User Environment Exercise 10 - Customizing the User Environment Unit 13 - AIX Utilities, Part I Exercise 11 - AIX Utilities (1) Unit 13 - AIX Utilities, Part I (Continued) Exercise 12 - AIX Utilities (2) Unit 14 - AIX Utilities, Part II Exercise 13 - AIX Utilities (3)

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Unit 14 - AIX Utilities, Part II (Continued) Exercise 14 - AIX Utilities (4) Unit 15 - Additional Shell Features Exercise 15 - Additional Shell Features Unit 16 - The AIX Graphical User Interface

Course description: Analyzing and Tuning Complex AIX 5L Performance Issues


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List of course details in a data table Course codeAU770 Skill level Expert Duration 5.0 days Course type Public or Private on-site Public price USD $3,995.00 plus tax Delivery type Classroom (Hands-on labs)

Learn to measure, analyze, and tune complex performance issues on IBM System p systems running AIX 5L. Learn about performance management concepts and techniques and the use of AIX tools to monitor, analyze, and tune an AIX 5L system. Monitoring and analyzing tools discussed in this course include vmstat, iostat, sar, tprof, svmon, filemon, trace and kdb. Tuning tools includes schedo, vmo, ioo, lvmo, and nfso. Each lecture is reinforced with extensive hands-on lab exercises. View this course in other countries

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AIX Security, Network Administration, Problem Determination, Virtualization and Performance AIX Performance System p - AIX System Administration (continued)

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IBM Education Advantage Program Eligibility:

Yes - IBM Education Pack - online account

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Audience
This is an expert course for AIX technical support personnel, performance benchmark personnel, or AIX system administrators

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Prerequisites
You should have extensive AIX skills. These skills can be obtained by attending the following courses:

AIX 5L System Administration III: Performance Management (AU180) or (Q1318) AIX 5L Kernel Internals (AU350) or (Q1335)

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Skills taught
On completion of this course, you should be able to:

Analyze a kernel trace to identify potential CPU, memory, and I/O related performance issues Utilize various AIX performance tools to analyze and tune complex performance issues List AIX performance and tuning considerations for SAN attached storage devices

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Course outline

Advanced CPU Advanced Memory Advanced I/O SAN Environment in AIX

Day 1

Unit 1 - AIX 6.1 features overview Exercise 1 - Enhanced Journaled File System (JFS2) Snapshot and 'No Logging' options Unit 2 - Workload partition (WPAR) Manager Exercise 2 - Workload partition Management and WPAR Manager

Day 2

Unit 3 - IBM Director Console for AIX Exercise 3 - IBM Director Console for AIX Unit 4 - AIX 6.1 advanced security features Exercise 4 - Exploring the AIX 6 security features Open lab (optional)

Security

Describe security threats to a computer system List the AIX commands and components that can meet both the base system and network security threats including how to configure Internet Protocol Security (IPSEC) and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Configure, distribute and monitor a security policy and check soxx-cobit compliance using AIXPert and LDAP with Active Directory Configure the RBAC feature in AIX 6.1 Implement the encrypted file systems feature of AIX 6.1 Implement the trusted execution feature of AIX 6.1 Implement the AIX install time options of Secure by Default and Trusted AIX.

Day 1

Welcome Unit 1 - Security in an IT Environment Unit 2 - AIX Base System Security Exercise 1 - Security in an IT Environment Exercise 2 - AIX Base System Security

Day 2

Unit 3 - AIX Network Security Unit 4 - Implementing IPSEC Exercise 3 - AIX Network Security Exercise 4 - Implementing IPSEC

Day 3

Unit 5 - Implementing LDAP Unit 6- Implementing a Security Policy with AIXpert Exercise 5 - Implementing LDAP Exericse 6- Implementing a Security Policy with AIXpert

Day 4

Unit 7 - Implementing RBAC Unit 8 - Implementing Encrytped File Systems Exercise 7 - Implementing RBAC Exercise 8 - Implementing Encrytped File Systems

Day 5

Unit 9 - Implementing Trusted Execution Unit 10 - AIX Install Time Security Options

Exercise 9 - Implementing Trusted Execution Exercise 10 - AIX Install Time Security Options

kills taught

Discuss the POWER6 hardware architecture Explore the new HMC version 7 interface Discuss and configure the new approaches to virtualization such as live application mobility

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Course outline
Day 1

Unit 1 - Overview of POWER6 features Exercise 1 - POWER6 features overview Unit 2 - Hardware Management Console version 7 Exercise 2 - Exploring the Hardware Management Console version 7 Unit 3 - Integrated Virtual Ethernet

Day 2

Exercise 3 - HEA configuration Unit 4 - Processor virtualization enhancements Exercise 4 - Donating and shared processor pools Unit 5 - Virtual I/O Server

Day 3

Exercise 5 - File backed Virtual Small Computer System Interface (VSCSI) Unit 6 - Partition mobility Exercise 6 - Partition mobility

Skills taught
After completing this course, you should be able to:

Discuss the POWER6 Hardware Architecture Explore the HMC Version 7 Interface Discuss and configure the new approaches to virtualization such as Workload Partitions and Live Application Mobility Discuss and configure virtualization enhancements such as Dedicated Shared Processor and Multiple Shared pools (if supported) Identify new security features Discuss continuous availability options such as storage keys, and concurrent AIX Kernel update

Discuss the difference betwteen AIX 5.3 to AIX 6.1 Use IBM Systems Director for System p Administration

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Course outline
Day 1

Unit 1 - Overview of POWER6 features Exercise 1 - POWER6 features overview Unit 2 - Hardware Management Console version 7 Exercise 2 - Exploring the Hardware Management Console version 7 Unit 3 - Integrated Virtual Ethernet

Day 2

Exercise 3 - Host Ethernet Adapter (HEA) configuration Unit 4 - Processor virtualization enhancements Exercise 4 - Donating and shared processor pools Unit 5 - Virtual I/O Server

Day 3

Exercise 5 - File backed VSCSI Unit 6 - Partition mobility Exercise 6 - Partition mobility Unit 7 - AIX 6.1 features overview Exercise 7 - JFS2 Snapshot and 'No Logging' options

Day 4

Unit 8 - WPAR Manager Exercise 8 - Workload partition Management and WPAR Manager Unit 9 - IBM Director Console for AIX Exercise 9 - IBM Director Console for AIX

Day 5

Unit 10 - AIX 6.1 advanced security features Exercise 10 - Exploring the AIX 6 security features Open lab (optional)