Course Duration 1 Day Hands on Workshop
Course Fee Available upon request (Write to us at
Operating System AIX 7.1 and AIX 7.2 
Course Location Customer Onsite 
Course Code TN190
Group Discount Discounts are available for a classs of 5 and 8 students
Deliverables Comprehensive student guide

This course is specially designed for AIX System Administrators. Replacing a disk is not an easy task. System administrators must know the procedures to replace and fix a disk without corrupting the systems. In essence, disk storage administration is an important part of an administration that needs sizeable consideration from management point of view.

This course is targeted for system administrators with at least six months experience in AIX and with other relevant education.

Participants should be experienced System Administrators and should have previously attended IBM AN100 and AN120 with sufficient understanding of using AIX Logical Volume Manager. 

At the end of this session, individual will be able to identify how to replace a disk under different conditions and able to recover from a total Volume Group failures.

Disk Management Theory
LVM Terms 
Volume Group Limits 
Mirroring Striping 
Mirroring and Striping with RAID
Basic LVM Tasks 
LVM Data Representation 
LVM Data on Disk Control Blocks 
LVM O/S Data 
Contents of the VGDA 
The Logical Volume Control Block (LVCB)    
LVM interaction with the ODM and VGDA 
ODM entries for PVs, VGs and LVs 
ODM-related LVM Problems 
Fixing ODM problems 
Stale Partitions 
Mirrored LVs 
Mirror Write Consistency 
Mirroring rootvg 
VGDA Count  and Quorum
Disk Management Procedures
Disk Replacement Techniques 
Replacing a rootvg Disk 
Total Disk Failure 
Volume Group Failure 
Total non-rootvg Failure 
Disk Replacement Failures 
Importing and Exporting a Volume Group 
Import/Export Issues 
Saving and Restoring Volume Groups
Creating a System Backup (mksysb) 
Verifying the System Backup 
The mksysb File 
Restoring a mksysb 
Changing the Partition Size in rootvg 
Reducing a Filesystem in rootvg 
Removing an Alternate Disk Installation 
Saving and Restoring non-rootvg Volume Groups 
Error Logging Components 
Generating an Error Report 
Types of Disk Errors
LVM Error Log Entries


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 7 User Administration