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TCP/IP for AIX administrators (AN21G)

Course Description Schedule

Who should attend

This intermediate course is designed for Network Administrators or other personnel responsible for the configuration, use, and support of TCP/IP and common network services on AIX.


Students should have a general working knowledge of the AIX environment and commands. Students should be comfortable using the AIX commands line, vi, and SMIT. These skills can be acquired by taking the following courses:

  • AIX Fundamentals
  • Power Systems for AIX 2: AIX Implementation and Administration

Course Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of TCP/IP, protocols, and addressing
  • Configure TCP/IP on AIX
  • Configure and use Telnet, FTP, REXEC, rlogin, rsh, RCP, and dsh
  • Configure and use the open secure shell (OpenSSH)
  • Connect multiple TCP/IP networks using static and dynamic routing
  • Understand the theory of VLANs and how IEEE 801.1Q protocol is used in Power Systems
  • Configure routing, multipath routing and dead gateway detection (DGD)
  • Understand and configure gigabit fast failover (GFF) and link aggregation (LA)/ether channel
  • Combine both GFF and LA technologies to achieve the highest levels of availability
  • Describe Domain Name System (DNS) function
  • Configure DNS on AIX
  • Describe Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) function
  • Configure DHCP on AIX
  • Describe Network File System (NFS) function
  • Configure NFS versions 3 and 4 on AIX
  • Configure the NFS automounter on AIX
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of network problems

Course Content

  • Day 1:
    • Unit 1: Network concepts
    • Exercise 1: TCP/IP concepts
    • Unit 2: Configuring TCP/IP
    • Exercise 2: Configuring TCP/IP
    • Unit 3: Inetd remote command services
    • Exercise 3: The inetd daemon and remote inetd services
  • Day 2:
    • Unit 4: OpenSSH
    • Exercise 4: OpenSSH
    • Unit 5: VLAN theory
    • Exercise 5: Configuring VLANs
    • Unit 6: Routing
    • Exercise 6: Routing
    • Unit 7: Network availability
  • Day 3:
    • Exercise 7: Network availability (optional)
    • Unit 8: DNS and BIND
    • Exercise 8: Configuring a DNS domain
    • Unit 9: DHCP
    • Exercise 9: Configuring a DHCP and dynamic DNS
  • Day 4:
    • Unit 10: Network File System
    • Exercise 10: Configuring NFS
    • Unit 11: Problem determination
    • Exercise 11: Problem determination
    • Unit 12: AIX and Windows interoperability
Classroom Training

Duration 4 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 2,890.- €
incl. catering
Catering includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Soft drinks
  • Pastry and Sweets
  • Bread
  • Fresh fruits
  • Lunch in a nearby restaurant

* Catering information only valid for courses delivered by Fast Lane.

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10/04/2017 - 13/04/2017 Hamburg
06/06/2017 - 09/06/2017 Munich
31/07/2017 - 03/08/2017 Düsseldorf
25/09/2017 - 28/09/2017 Berlin
27/11/2017 - 30/11/2017 Frankfurt
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07/03/2017 - 11/03/2017 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/Amsterdam
06/06/2017 - 09/06/2017 Vienna (iTLS)

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