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This course helps students with AIX basic or advanced background quickly start working in the Linux environment. AIX system concepts and working experiences are applied for transitioning to Linux environments. Hands-on lab exercises let students practice Linux commands and apply what they know from working with AIX.


After completing this course, you should be able to:
1.    Summarize the overviews of Linux versus AIX in Power Systems
2.    Recognize the Linux operating system installation process
3.    Identify RHEL system management tools based on AIX backgrounds
4.    Summarize system configurations and devices on RHEL
5.    Identify the tasks in configuring logical partitions
6.    Carry out software installation and maintenance in RHEL
7.    Recognize RHEL TCP/IP implementation as compared to AIX
8.    Carry out system startup and shutdown in RHEL
9.    Identify Logical Volume Manager in Linux as compared to AIX
10.    Carry out basic file system administration
11.    Identify the tasks in backup and restore RHEL
12.    Summarize error monitoring and system dump processes


This course is for personnel who are:

  • AIX Administrators transitioning to Linux
  • Power System architects working across AIX and Linux
  • IT professionals with AIX backgrounds to learn about Linux
  • AIX users transitioning to Linux


  • Previous AIX backgrounds and experiences are assumed but not required
  • Power Systems working experiences in HMC, VIOS, and OS installation are assumed but not required
  • General skills in commands execution and working with user interfaces are required


  • Welcome
  • Unit 1: Introduction to Linux and IBM Power Systems
    • Exercise 1: Getting started with Linux on Power Systems
  • Unit 2: Linux operating system installation
    • Exercise 2: Verifying system initializations
  • Unit 3: Linux system management tools
    • Exercise 3: Using system management tools in RHEL
  • Unit 4: System configuration and devices
    • Exercise 4: Configuring system and devices
  • Unit 5: Basics of configuring logical partitions
    • Exercise 5: Configuring logical partitions
  • Unit 6: Linux software installation and maintenance
    • Exercise 6: Installing software packages and updates
  • Unit 7: TCP/IP networking
    • Exercise 7: Configuring TCP/IP network in RHEL
  • Unit 8: System startup and shutdown
    • Exercise 8: Practicing system startup and shutdown
  • Unit 9: Linux Logical Volume Manager
    • Exercise 9: Working with LVM
  • Unit 10: File systems administration
    • Exercise 10: Managing Linux file systems
  • Unit 11: System backup and restore
    • Exercise 11: Administering backup and restore
  • Unit 12: Error monitoring and system dump facility
    • Exercise 12: Working with errors and system dumps


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