Introduction to AIX 6L System Administration

In this 5 day class, students will learn the introductory topics in UNIX and AIX 6L Administration. We begin by teaching the student the basic AIX commands and utilities that are a prerequisite to learning system administration skills. After teaching the student how to use basic AIX commands, the student is taught how to administer an AIX server. The operating system will be AIX 6L. The course is taught on an IBM AIX system.

Recommendation Statement: Basic computer skills

Topics Covered in this Course:

 AIX Fundamentals

 AIX System Administration Tools

 Operating System Installation

 System Startup and Shutdown

 System Devices

 Printer and Queues

 Volume Manager

 Managing File Systems

 Physical Volumes

 Paging Space

 Backup and Restore

 System and Network Security

 Managing and Scheduling Processes

 Network Overview

 Network Commands

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

 Use fundamental AIX commands and utilities

 Install the AIX operating system

 Use AIX administration tools

 Configure and manage peripheral devices and device files

 Configure the AIX kernel drivers, subsystems, and tunable parameters

 Backup and restore files and directories, and create a bootable recovery tape

 Shutdown, boot, reboot AIX

 Configure Volume Manager and how to setup and manage file systems

 Configure networking

 Secure an AIX system

Introduction to AIX Commands and Utilities

I. AIX Fundamentals

a. Unix Architecture

i. Files

ii. Directories

iii. Links

b. Unix Shells

i. korn, csh, ssh

ii. shell environment variables

iii. shell initialization files

c. Unix Files

i. Permissions

ii. Shell Variables

iii. vi Editor

d. Unix Utilities

i. cp, mv, rm, mkdir, tar

ii. find

iii. awk and sed

iv. grep

v. ps –ef

vi. du

e. Network Utilities

i. telnet/ssh

ii. ftp/sftp

iii. rcp/scp

Introduction to AIX 6L System Administration

II. Sys Admin Tools


ii. diag

III. Operating System Installation

i. O/S – NIM and the Gold Image

ii. O/S – installing fixes (use of installp)

IV. System Start-up and Shutdown

a. Booting

i. Booting the system

ii. Service

iii. Regular

b. Start-up sequence of events

i. AIX boot process

ii. /etc/inittab

iii. System Resource Controller (src)

1. lssrc

2. startsrc

3. stopsrc

c. Shutdown

i. Stopping the system

ii. AIX Shutdown command and flags

V. Devices

a. SCSI devices

i. DLT

ii. TTY devices

iii. PCI devices

VI. Printers and Queues

a. Data flow of a print job

b. Configuring AIX printers

c. Printer definitions

d. Queue definitions

e. Managing printers

f. lpstat

g. Enable and Disable commands

h. Qcan with flags

VII. The Logical Volume Manager (LVM)

a. Introducing LVM

b. Configuring volume groups

c. Configuring logical volumes

d. Volume maintenance

e. LVM commands

i. lsvg

ii. mklvcopy

iii. rmlvcopy

iv. syncvg

f. Mirroring

g. SMIT LVM menu

VIII. File Systems

a. Structure of a Journal File System (jfs)

b. Journaled logs

c. File system commands

i. lsfs

ii. Other commands

d. Adding a file system

e. Expanding a file system

f. Removing a file system

g. mount and umount commands

IX. Physical Volumes

a. Hdisk overview

b. Physical volume commands

i. lspv with flags

ii. Other PV utilities

X. Paging Space

a. Paging Space defined

b. Why do we need paging space

c. Adding paging space

d. Activating paging space

XI. Backup and Restore

a. sysback utility

b. What to backup.

i. Bootable image

ii. File and Directory backup.

XII. Security

a. Controlling root access

b. Securing network access

c. Securing file access

d. Trusted access

e. Passwords

f. Changing passwords

g. User administration

i. Adding users

ii. Deleting users

XIII. Scheduling

a. Cron overiew

b. Adding to crontab

c. atjobs

d. System processes

i. Starting processes

ii. Stopping processes

1. kill command

XIV. Network Overview

a. Ethernet adapter overview

b. named

c. DNS (bind8) Resolution

i. What is it?

ii. How does it work?

iii. Components involved

1. default router

2. default gateway

d. Network commands

i. netstat with flags

ii. ifconfig commands

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