You will learn how to implement advanced IBM PowerVM features, such as Active Memory Sharing, Active Memory Expansion, shared dedicated processors, and multiple shared processor pools.
Additionally, you will learn skills to implement, measure, analyze, and tune PowerVM virtualization features for optimal performance on IBM Power Systems servers. This course focuses on the features that relate to the performance of IBM POWER processor-based systems, AIX, and the special monitoring, configuring, and tuning needs of logical partitions (LPARs). This course does not cover application monitoring and tuning.
You will also learn AIX performance analysis and tuning tools that help an administrator take advantage of shared processors and other virtualization features of the IBM Power Systems servers.
Hands-on lab exercises reinforce each lecture and give the students practical experience.
This course is for anyone responsible for the system administrative duties implementing and managing virtualization features on a System p server. The audience for this training includes the following:
AIX technical support individuals
The LPAR prerequisite skills can be met by attending one of the following classes or you can have equivalent LPAR skills:
Power Systems for AIX - Virtualization I: Implementing Virtualization (AN30G)
Describe the effect of the IBM PowerVM virtualization features on performance and monitoring, such as:
Interpret the outputs of AIX performance monitoring and tuning tools used to view the impact of features such as SMT, shared processors, additional shared processor pool activations, and device virtualization
Configure and monitor Active Memory Expansion
Configure the Suspend and Resume and Active Memory Sharing features
Implement the deduplication feature of Active Memory Sharing
Unit 1: PowerVM features review
Exercise 1: Introduction to the lab environment
Unit 2: Shared processors and virtual processor tuning Exercise 2: Shared processors and virtual processor tuning
Unit 3: Multiple shared processor pools and donating dedicated processors
Exercise 3: Multiple shared processor pools and donating dedicated processors
Unit 4: Active Memory Sharing Exercise 4: Active Memory Sharing
Exercise 4: Active Memory Sharing (continued)
Unit 5: Suspend and Resume Exercise 5: Suspend and Resume Unit 6: Active Memory Expansion Exercise 6: Active Memory Expansion
Unit 7: Virtual storage performance
Exercise 7: Virtual storage performance Unit 8: Virtual network performance
Exercise 8: Virtual network performance
Unit 9: Virtualization monitoring and performance management tools Exercise 9: Using the Virtual I/O Server Performance Analysis Reporting Tool