IBM i System Administration

Overview

Learn how to plan for, implement, and manage the ongoing operations of an IBM i. Emphasis is on security, system availability, backup and recovery, system software management, and problem determination. Also, get an introduction to the architecture and terminology of the IBM i.

Learning Journeys or Training Paths that reference this course:

Audience

This is an intermediate course intended for IBM i system administrators, data processing managers and other individuals who implement and manage security, backup and recovery, system software and problem determination. This course is not recommended for system operators.

Prerequisites

You should:

  • complete System Operator Workshop for IBM i (AS24G)
  • have responsibility for implementing the security features available for IBM i
  • have responsibility for the implementation of a backup and recovery plan and system availability for your Power Systems with IBM i

Key topics

  • Class administration and introductions
  • IBM i overview and concepts
  • Management central overview
  • Security concepts and overview
  • System values
  • User security
  • Resource security
  • Security auditing
  • Designing security
  • IBM i availability overview
  • Disk management
  • Backup and recovery strategy using Save/Restore
  • Journal management
  • Commitment control overview
  • Backup and recovery planning
  • Problem determination
  • Overview of Systems Director Navigator for i
  • Introduction to BRMS

Objectives

  • Describe and implement the components of IBM i security, such as user profile, group profile, authorization list, adopted authority and object / resource security
  • Develop a security plan for your Power Systems with IBM i
  • Describe the options to implement security auditing
  • Develop a plan to audit security on your Power Systems with IBM i
  • Describe the IBM i availability products and features and choose the option(s) that best fit your company requirements
  • Describe how to backup and recover user, IBM and full system data on your Power Systems with IBM i
  • Develop a backup and recovery plan for your Power Systems with IBM i
  • Describe the system diagnostics and problem determination procedures available on your Power Systems with IBM i

Follow-on courses

IBM i Performance Tuning - I: Performance Tools and Basic Tuning (OL23G)

IBM i Performance Tuning - II: Advanced Analysis and Capacity Tuning (OL66G)

BRMS for IBM i (AS28G)

Hardware Management Console (HMC) for Power Systems with IBM i (OL52G)

PowerVM on IBM i: Implementing Virtualization and LPAR (AS5EG)

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