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AIX Fundamentals for UNIX System Administrators

6 hours



This course is designed to provide existing UNIX administrators a path to understanding the critical differences with AIX. Topics examined include the essential components of AIX, system management, performance improvements, and AIX system troubleshooting.


UNIX System Administrators with zero or minimal AIX knowledge.


Familiarity and knowledge of UNIX systems in an administrative role.


After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Understand the components of AIX
  • Describe the role of the AIX administrator
  • Manage AIX on a day-to-day basis
  • Describe ways of improving AIX system performance
  • Identify, analyze, and resolve AIX system issues

Course Content

AIX Explained

Introduction to AIX

AIX 5.3 to 7.1

Introduction to Virtualization and the HMC/IVM/SDMC

Typical AIX Administration Tasks

AIX Systems - Management, Installation, and Backup

Systems Management with the HMC, IVM, or SDMC

Backup and Recovery

Installation and Patching

AIX Systems - Networking, Security, and Storage



The LVM and Storage

AIX Systems - Performance

Tools for Performance Management

What to Look For

Steps to Improve Performance

AIX Systems - Troubleshooting

Identifying a Problem

AIX Logs and How to Use Them

Troubleshooting File Systems and LVM Problems

Troubleshooting Boot Problems

AIX Fundamentals for UNIX System Administrators Mastery Test

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