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1. UNIX – 1 Month

Session 1: Introduction To The Hp-Ux Operating System

  1.  A brief history of UNIX
  2.  The UNIX kernel
  3.  The UNIX file system
  4.  Getting started navigating the file system
  5.  The file system structure
  6.  Directories and files
  7.  Pathnames
  8.  Navigating the file system

Exercise: Logging on to the system
Exercise: Navigating the file system

Session 2: Basic Commands

  1.  Command line syntax
  2.  Basic file handling commands
  3.  Basic Directory handling commands
  4.  Creating and removing directories and files.
  5.  Filename wildcard characters

Exercise: Manipulating files and directories

Session 3:Redirection And Pipes

  1.  Input redirection
  2.  Output redirection
  3.  Pipes
  4. Types of pipe and their description.

Exercise: Using redirection and pipe facilities

Session 4: Introduction To The Vi Editor

  1.  Overview of the vi editor
  2.  Basic functions
  3.  Modes of vi editor.
  4.  Other useful commands

Exercise: Using the vi editor
Exercise: Using more advanced vi features

Session 5:Searching And Replacing Text

  1.  Replacing text
  2.  Using the vi editor
  3.  Using sed for search and replace
  4.  Searching for text with grep
  5.  Linking files

Exercise: Searching and Replacing Text

Session 6: Recalling And Editing Commands

  1.  Overview
  2.  The bash shell
  3.  The korn shell

Exercises: Recall and Edit Commands

Session 7:File Permissions And Access Control

  1.  Users and user groups permissions
  2.  File access permissions
  3.  Changing file attributes
  4.  Switching users and user groups
  5.  Linking files

Exercise: Setting and access permissions

Session 8:Processes Management

  1.  What is a process?
  2.  Monitoring processes
  3.  Killing processes
  4.  Background processes
  5.  Job Control
  6.  Grouping commands

Exercise: Monitoring and controlling processes

Session 9:More Basic Commands

  1.  The wc (word count) command
  2.  The find command
  3.  The cut command
  4.  The sort command
  5.  The finger command

Exercise: Using file handling commands

Session 10: The User Management

  1.  Customising the .profile or .bash_profile
  2.  Customising the .kshrc or .bashrc

Session 11: Create And Schedule Jobs

  1.  Create background & foreground jobs.
  2.  Maintaining foreground and background jobs.
  3.  Schedule jobs using Cron
  4.  Schedule programs using at.

Exercise: Create and maintain jobs
Exercise: Schedule jobs using Cron

Session 12:Scripting

  1. Overview of Scripting
  2. Creation AND Execution of Scripting.
  3. Operators
  4. Decision Making Syntax and their use.
  5. Switch Case in Scripting
  6. Command Line Argument.
  7. File Compression Operators.
  8. Functions in Scripting.

Exercise: Writing Scripts  and Execute it.

Session 13:Archive & Restore

  1.  File Backup and Restore using tar command.
    1. HMC models and introduction
    2. HMC shutdown/startup
    3. Create new lpar and install AIX
    4. Boot/shutdown LPAR via HMC using GUI or command line
    5. Introduction to VIOS and Hypervisor
  2.  File Backup and Restore using cpio command.
  3.  Compress and Uncompress Files commands.

Exercise: Using tar and cpio commands
Exercise: Compress and Uncompress files

Session 14:Disk Partition And Formatting

  1. Adding New Disk to Machine
  2. Disk commands to check them
  3. Create a partition on a disk concepts and commands
  4. Formatting and mounting the disk partition concept and commands.
  5. mounting and unmounting.

Exercise: Partitioning and formatting disk.
Exercise: Mounting and Umounting the disk.

Session 15:Run Level And Booting Process

  1. Description and type of  Run Level.
  2. Run Level Concept and Commands.
  3. Booting Process of UNIX.
  4. Advanced concept and commands of  Run level and Booting.

Exercise:  Checking & Setting Run Level
Exercise: Advanced Concept of Run Level

Session 16: Installation Unix On Virtual Machine

  1. Installation of UNIX in Virtual Machine.
  2. UNIX Configuration on Virtual Machine.

Exercise: Install and Configure UNIX Virtually.

Session 17:Unix Networking And Nfs Concept

  1. UNIX Basic Networking Concepts.
  2. Setting IP Address and and other network services.
  3. NFS  Concepts and Configuration.
  4. Remote File Transfer using scp
  5. Remote User Session
  6. Access network using telnet, ssh, rlogin, ftp etc

Exercise: Configuring the Network Services

Session 18:Logical Volume Manager

  1. Overview of  LVM (Logical Volume Manager)
  2. Creating & Modifying  Physical Volume, Volume Group & Logical Volume.
  3. Creating File System on Logical Volume and mount them.
  4. Extend and Reduce Physical Volume, Volume Group & Logical Volume.
  5. Remove Physical Volume, Volume Group & Logical Volume.
  6. All LVM related concept.

Exercise: Create and Maintain File System
Exercise: Using Concept of LVM

2. AU 14 –  AU 16 2 Month

Session 1:  Introduction

  1. 520 H/W information
  2. IBM Power Systems and pSeries introduction
  3. Using Hardware Management Console (HMC)
  4. Flexible Service processor(FSP)
  5. Advance System Management Interface (ASMI)
  6. Start/stop AIX Operating system on a LPAR from HMC

Session 2:Object Data Manager And Devices

  1. ODM why it is used and how to Backup ODM
  2. Device configuration disconfiguration cycle in AIX
  3. Adding/removing a hot plug device in AIX using configuration manager
  4. Using ODM commands: lsdev, lscfg, lsconf, chdev,cfgmgr
  5. ODM Device classes and Software VPD

Session 3:  Logical Volume Manager (Lvm)

  1. How LVM is organised in AIX
  2. Drawbacks of traditional partitions Vs. Advantages of AIX LVM
  3. Concepts: Physical volume, VolumeGroup, Logical Volume, Physical Partition, Logical Partition
  4. Concepts: VGDA LVCB VGSA
  5. rootvg and BOS Logival Volumes
  6. Types of Logical Volumes and their use
  7. PV, VG, LV characteristics
  8. Varyon and Varyoff concepts and Quorum
  9. Import and export of VGs
  10. Create LV copies and mirroring of VGs
  11. Remove failed PV from mirrored rootvg
  12. Migrating data on a PV to another PV
  13. Using syncvg, reorgvg, synclvodm commands
  14. Changing volume group type
  15. Running FSCK and defragfs on Filesystems
  16. PV characteristics. Availability/ Allocation / VGDA / Max Request / PP distribution

Session 4: Aix Filesystem Management

  1. Different types of AIX filesystems
  2. JFS and JFS2 filesystems differences
  3. Creating and mounting AIX jfs/jfs2 filesystems
  4. extending / reducing filesystems
  5. Changing mount point of filesystem
  6. Managing jfslog / jfs2log devices
  7. Running filesystem checks

Session 5: Aix Storage Concepts

  1. Host Bus Adapter and fibre SCSI
  2. AIX connection with storage concept
  3. Multipathing concepts

Session 6: Paging And Dump

  1. AIX paging space designing
  2. Adding / removing / extending / reducing paging space
  3. Listing paging space utilization / information
  4. Mirroring paging space and quorum changes
  5. Taking a system dump from HMC
  6. Remove failed disk in mirrored pagingvg
  7. Dump devices and dump significance
  8. Dump devices in mirrored rootvg
  9. Configure primary and secondary dump devices in rootvg

Session 7: Smit And Using Smit

  • SMIT concept and using smit from console and GUI
  • SMIT fastpaths

Session 8:  Networking Aix

  1. Networking devices and their initial configuration
  2. Changing Speed/Duplex and IP settings
  3. Etherchannel concepts and configuration
  4. Manage routing table in AIX
  5. Changing default gateway

Session 9:  Software Installation

  1. Fileset, package, License Program Product and BOS
  2. Software installtion commands and modes of software install
  3. Listing packages and filesets on installation media
  4. Listing information about installed software
  5. Install efix

Session 10:  Software Maintenance

  1. Introduction on APAR, ML, TL, SP and use
  2. Software maintenance commands
  3. AIX Upgrade considerations
  4. Upgrade AIX system to a new Technology and service patch levels
  5. Install GNU opensurce Linux softwares in AIX

Session 11:  Network File System

  1. Share a directory from one LPAR
  2. Mount the NFS share on AIX
  3. NFS communication troubleshooting

Session 12: System Resource Controller

  1. AIX Subsystems and Groups
  2. Managing inetd subsystems
  3. Running FTP server
  4. Start / Stop services using SRC

Session 13:  Diag And Error Reporting

  1. Error logging fascility
  2. Use errpt to locate failed hardware/software
  3. Remove/replace failed hardware and update errlog
  4. Using diag to analyse error log

Session 14: Aix Booting Process

  1. Inittab file and AIX runlevels
  2. Phases of booting
  3. Changing timezones
  4. Boot system from either 32 bit or 64 bit kernel
  5. Troubleshooting booting related problem
  6. Read boot log

Session 15:  Aix Installation

  1. Pre and Post installation tasks
  2. AIX BOS installation on an lpar
  3. Difference between migration and preservation
  4. New and complete overwrite installation

Session 16:  User Management

  1. User management concept
  2. AIX Security files
  3. Troubleshooting common login problems
  4. User password and login policies

Session 17:  Misc

  1. Backup directories and files
  2. Job scheduling using cron, at, batch
  3. Using nohup, jobs
  4. Using snap command
  5. Using topas, vmstat, iostat, svmon, vmo, nfso, no
  6. Install rpms
  7. Using X server in AIX

Session 18:  HMC  (Hardware Management Console)

  1. HMC models and introduction
  2. HMC shutdown/startup
  3. Create new lpar and install AIX
  4. Boot/shutdown LPAR via HMC using GUI or command line
  5. Introduction to VIOS and Hypervisor

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