Course Duration 2 Day Indtructor Led Face-To-Face Workshop
Course Fee Available upon request (Write to us at
Course Location Customer Onsite and TLC In-house, Karachi
Course Code TN160
Group Discount Discounts are available for a classs of 5 and 8 students
Deliverables Comprehensive Student Guide and Workshop Certificate

During this session, the participants will learn about the key technology features offered by IBM POWER Systems virtualization that are exploited by AIX, Linux, and POWER archutecture.

This is a Face-to-Face instructor led workshop that allows the audience to understand IBM virtualization concepts and features offered by IBM POWER architecture and PowerVM technologies.
This workshop is equally ideal for vendors who are competing IBM Power architecture with their portfolio of server technologies. A platform capable of running different operating systems and versions in parallel under a virtualized environment.

Today, virtualization is a standard practice in enterprise IT architecture. It is also the technology that drivescloud computingeconomics. Virtualization enables cloud providers to serve users with their existing physical computer hardware; it enables cloud users to purchase only the computing resources they need when they need it, and to scale those resources cost-effectively as their workloads grow.

System administrators, technical support individuals, IBM Business Partners who implement or are planning to implement virtualization on IBM POWER Systems and fresh graduates from engineering and MBA background who want to start their career as Technical and Sales Specialists in the area IBM virtualization technologies. 

This workshop is equally ideal for;

  • System Architects
  • Solution Architects
  • System Integrators
  • IT Consultants
  • IBM Customers
  • IT Managers
  • IBM Business Partner
  • IBM Competitors
Basic understanding of computer systems environments, general networking and operating systems.

IBM has a 40-plus year history of virtualization. No other vendor can come close to making this claim. The fact is that virtually everything they have implemented on the mid-range, has already been done on the mainframe.

IBM offer one virtualization strategy, PowerVM, unlike the myriad of solutions available from Sun or HP. The technology itself uses a hypervisor-based solution (which IBM has finally implemented though Xen, but only on their x86 platform), which sits between the operating system and the hardware.

    On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
  • Introduction to IBM POWER family of Servers
  • Discuss virtualization benefits
  • Describe the POWER virtualization architecture and features
  • Virtual I/O options
  • CPU options
  • Shared processor
  • Simultaneous Multi-threading (SMT)
  • Memory virtualization options 
  • Active Memory Sharing
  • Active Memory Expansion
  • Multiple Share Processor Pools
  • Workload Partitions
  • AIX WPARs - Application and System WPAR
  • Identify PowerVM editions
  • Use POWER virtualization terminology
  • Discuss examples of Power virtualization

  • POWER Architecture                                                                                                                 
  • IBM POWER Systems Family 
  • IBM RISC technology, AIX and today
  • UNIX and AIX A backdrop
  • AIX binary compatibility
  • System resources and devices
  • Management key objectives Some critical challenges 
  • POWER5 and beyond
  • Virtualization and Consolidation - In a view
  • IBM server consolidation comparison tool
  • Benefits of logical partitioning 
  • Dynamic logical partitioning and Micro-partitioning 
  • Introduction to PowerVM 
  • Partition Suspend and Resume featurers 
  • Virtualization: Increase utilization 
  • Virtualization: Improve quality of service 
  • Virtualization: Improve flexibility and time to value 
  • IBM Power virtualization features 
  • Trusted Boot capability
  • POWER Servervirtualization features 
  • POWER exploited by operating systems 
  • POWER modes
  • CPU virtualization 
  • Processors you can use with Micro-Partitioning 
  • I/O virtualization 
  • Virtual Ethernet Shared Ethernet Adapter 
  • Virtual SCSI 
  • Virtual Fibre Channel NPIV 
  • Memory virtualization 
  • Mobility solutions on Power Systems 
  • Differences between Live Application Mobility and PowerVM Live Partition Mobility 
  • IBM POWER Systems virtualization advantages
  • Hardware Management Console 
  • Integrated Virtualization Manager 
  • Comparing IVM and HMC features
  • Virtual TTY and console support 
  • Introduction to POWER Hypervisor 
  • POWER virtualization architecture 
  • Processor concepts: Overview 
  • POWER Systems CPU virtualization architecture 
  • What is a Thread 
  • What is simultaneous multi-threading? 
  • Controlling simultaneous multi-threading in AIX 
  • Capped partitions and Uncapped partitions 
  • Multiple shared processor pools 
  • Shared dedicated capacity 
  • Partition capacity and resources 
  • Virtual Input/Output Server VIOS 
  • Virtual I/O architecture 
  • Virtual I/O Server redundancy 
  • Memory virtualization - In action 
  • Active Memory Sharing 
  • Active Memory Expansion on POWER Architecture 
  • Active Memory Expansion and Active Memory Sharing 
  • Active memory Expansion operational considerations 
  • Comparison between Active Memory Sharing and Active Memory Expansion 
  • Workload PARtion Software based system virtualization 
  • WPAR How and when to use them 
  • Application Workload Partition 
  • System Workload Partition 
  • Administrative tools for managing WPARs 
  • PowerVM Editions and their applications 
  • Virtualization in a nut shell 
  • Relevant Documentation & Information 
  • IBM Facts and Features Report


List of IBM AIX Operating System 
Standard Courses

AIX 7 Basics

Power Systems for AIX II - AIX Implementation and Administration

Power Systems for AIX III - Advanced Administration and Problem Determination

Introduction to AIX Korn Shell Scripting - AIX 7,1, AIX 6.1, AIX 5.3 and Linux

AIX 7 Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals

Security for Power Systems AIX

IBM POWER Virtualization Technologies

AIX Disk Storage Management and Recovery Procedures

AIX Performance Monitoring and Management

Introduction to IT Infrastructure Technologies

Understanding the Role of Storage Technologies and Big Data

Linux Basics for Users


List of IBM AIX Operating System 
Short-Term Courses

AIX System Configuration Devices & AIX System Storage Overview

AIX Disk Storage Management & Recovery Procedures

AIX Performance Monitoring & Management

Understanding & Managing AIX ODM (Object Data Manager)

Security for Power Systems AIX

AIX Software Installation Maintenance & Backup & Restotore

Working with Logical Volume Manager & File System Administration

AIX Error Monitoring & System Dump Facility & AIX Scheduling

AIX Security & User Administration