Aix Administration


  • Review of UNIX commands
  • Introduction to P-Series P5, P6 and P7 Hardware feature
  • AIX 6.1 addition compare to AIX 5.3
  • All previous AIX server history and evolution


  • Device Terminology
  • Device States
  • Configuring the devices
  • Problem related to real time reg device
  • Solving device related question are.

Logical Volume Manager

  • Volume Groups
  • Logical Volumes
  • File Systems
  • Paging Space
  • LVM question are includes real time issue related to LVM

Security Concepts

  • User accounts
  • Groups
  • Security Logs
  • Security Files

User Administration

  • Users
  • Groups
  • Passwords
  • Login Controls
  • Real time user admin task and

System Dump

  • Real time issues where we need to collect dump and send to IBM procedure to send dumps


  • cron
  • at
  • Real time discussion for job performed through cron, related issues

AIX Installation
Problem Determination

  • Error Log
  • Diagnostics , what is diag , what is diag
  • Cd, its usage in real time

Backup and Restore

  • mksysb backup
  • Performing mksysb like real time through NFS
  • altvg backup and different Methods for alt disk


  • TCP/IP
  • DNS
  • What is DNS
  • Why DNS
  • DNS Client Configuration
  • Ether channel ,configuring ether channel NIB and Link Aggregation
  • Real time Networking issues with AIX
  • Discussion on task related for AIX admin in TCPIP

Network File Sharing (NFS)

  • Configuring NFS Server
  • Clients mounting the NFS file systems
  •  Discussion of real time scenarios, troubleshooting on NFS
  • Using rpcinfo, nfsstat, nfs thread

AIX booting procedure

  • Real time issues
  • imp led codes

Software Installation

  • Modes of Software Installation
  • Life cycle for TL downloading TL from fix central
  • nfs usage in TL upgrade
  • Upgrading TL to latest levels like TL8, TL-9
  • Issues during TL upgrade

Real time tools

  • Installing SSH
  • Generating SSH keys, enabling SSH in different hosts for password less login for ROOT
  • DSH* for one time command execution in many server

Performance Tuning

  • Issues with CPU
  • Issues with Memory
  • Issues with I/O
  • Real time Perf issue discussion, running perfpmr. Sh on AIX
  • How to log call with IBM


  • Types of Printer in AIX.
  • AIX and Sys V print sub system
  • Configuring printer.

Discussion of real time scenarios