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Content: AIX 5L System Administration

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Content: AIX 5L System Administration
Introduction to RS/6000 System Administration
Review of UNIX Concepts
Review of history of AIX
What is RISC Techonology
RS6000 System Bus Types
Workstation Configuration
Server Configuration
PC Connectivity
System Management Objectives
Role of the System Administrator
Who Can Perform Administration Tasks?

Administration Interface
SMIT
SMIT and CDE
Web based system management (WSM)

System Startup and Shutdown


Startup Modes
RS/6000 Start Up Process Overview
alog
/etc/inittab
System Resource Controller
SRC Syntax
Stopping Processes
System Shutdown
Manage System Environment

Devices
Device Terminology
Device Configuration Database
List all supported/defined devices
Device States
Adding/Removing a device

System Storage Overview


Components of AIX Storage
Benefits of the LVM
Physical Storage
Volume Groups
Volume Group Descriptor Area
Volume Group Limits
Logical Storage
Uses of Logical Volumes
What is a File System?
Standard File Systems in AIX
/etc/filesystems
Mount
Listing file systems
Listing Logical Volume Information

Working with the Logical Volume Manager


Logical Volume Manager
Adding/Removing Volume Groups
Setting/Changing Characteristics of Volume Group
Activate/Deactivate a Volume Group
Mirroring
Striping
Adding/Removing Logical Volume
Setting/Changing Characteristics of Logical Volume
Reorganize a Volume Group
Physical Volumes
Add/Move content of Physical Volume
Migrating Physical Partitions

Working with File Systems


Structure of a Journalised File System
Structure of an Inode
JFS vs JFS2 File Systems
Add/Remove a JFS/JFS2 file system
Change/Show Characteristics of JFS/JFS2 file system

Managing File Systems


Listing free Disk Space
Fragmentation/Defragmentation
Control Growing files
Verify a file system

Paging Space
What is Paging Space?
Sizing Paging Space
Paging Space Placement
Add/Change/Remove Paging Space
Problems with Paging Space

AIX 5.x Installation


Installation Methods
Installation Process from CD
Installation Settings
Advanced Options
Configuration Assistant

AIX Software Installation and Maintenance


Fileset Naming
Bundles
Software Updates
Software States
Software Installation and Maintenance
Install and Update Software/Latest available software
List installed Software
Software Maintenance and Utilities
instfix command

Backup and Restore


Why Backup?
Why Restore?
Types of Backup
Backup Devices and Menus
rootvg Backup process - mksysb
/image.data File for rootvg
/bosinst.data file for rootvg
mksysb image
Non-rootvg backup
Restoring a mksysb
Restoring a non-rootvg volume group
Backup a file or directory
restore command
Restore a file or directory
Other UNIX backup commands
tar/cpio/dd command
Controlling the tape

Security and User Administration


Security Concepts
Groups
User Hierarchy
Control root access
Security Logs
File/Directory Permissions
Reading/Changing Permission
umask
User Administration
User Initialization Process
List/Add/Remove a user from system
Change/Show characteristics of a user
Passwords
Regaining root's password
List/Add/Remove Groups
Message of the Day
Security Files
/etc/passwd file
/etc/security/passwd file
/etc/security/user file
Validating User Environment
System Management Services (SMS)

Scheduling
crontab
Editing crontab
The at and batch commands
Controlling at Jobs

Printers and Queues


Concept of Queues
System Files associated with printing
qdaemon
/etc/qconfig file
Submitting Print Jobs
Listing Jobs in Queue
Managing/removing queues
Bringing Queues Up and Down
Managing/Cancelling/Holding/Moving Job

Networking Overview
What is TCP/IP?
Names and Addresses
Configuring TCP/IP
Flat Name Resolution
Identify the Hostname
Basic TCP/IP User Functions
AGENDA
Day 1 Welcome
UNIT 1 - Introduction to RS/6000 Systems
UNIT 2 - System Management Tools
UNIT 3 - System Startup and Shutdown
UNIT 4 - Devices

Day 2 UNIT 5 - System Storage Overview


UNIT 6 - Working with Logical Volume Manager
UNIT 7 - Working with File Systems

Day 3 UNIT 8 - Managing File Systems


UNIT 9 - Paging Space
UNIT 10 - AIX 5L Installation

Day 4 UNIT 11 - AIX Software Installation and Maintenance


UNIT 12 - Backup and Restore
UNIT 13 - Seurity and User Administration

Day 5 UNIT 14 - Scheduling


UNIT 15 - Printers and Queues
UNIT 16 - Networking Overview