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Cloud Administration on Power Systems

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You will learn how to perform key Cloud administrative tasks on IBM Power Systems. This course also provides working knowledge on how to utilize the Tivoli Service Automation Manager (TivSAM) as the cloud management package for Power Systems cloud infrastructure. TivSAM will interface into the Power systems infrastructure through IBM Systems Director 6.3 and VMControl 2.4.

This course uses a combination of instructor lectures and machine exercises to provide you with practical background knowledge regarding the topics covered.


  • Describe the concepts and capabilities of Tivoli Service Automation Manager (TivSAM) as the cloud management package for IBM Power Systems virtualization based infrastructure
  • Define the architecture of the Tivoli Service Automation Manager (TivSAM) cloud manage-ment package
  • Explain how to implement the Tivoli Service Automation Manager (TivSAM) on an IBM Power Systems virtualization based infrastructure
  • Perform selected tasks utilizing Tivoli Service Automation Manager (TivSAM) solution to:
    • Perform administrative functions
    • Monitor virtual server and resources
    • Administer the capabilities and configuration of the Tivoli Service Automation Manager (TivSAM) solution
    • Relocate a virtual server and change workload distribution
    • Work with system pools, service catalogs, auditing, and reporting
  • Install, configure and use Active Energy Manager to improve system utilization efficiency
  • Understand security practices using IBM PowerSC for virtualized environments on Power Sys-tems running PowerVM and AIX
  • List the key steps to resolve common issues found with the Tivoli Service Automation Man-ager (TivSAM) solution
  • Perform basic problem determination steps with Tivoli Service Automation Manager (TivSAM) solution


This intermediate course is for anyone responsible for implementing and managing a self-service Cloud infrastructure running on POWER Cloud foundation components and cloud management software.

The audience for this training includes the following:

  • Cloud end users
  • POWER technical support individuals
  • POWER system administrators
  • POWER system engineers
  • POWER system architects


You are expected to have AIX, PowerVM, IBM Systems Director, and Storage knowledge. You should also have a basic understanding of Cloud management software such as TivSam and SmartCloud Entry. These skills can be obtained by attending the following courses or gained from equivalent experience:

  • IBM courses on AIX, PowerVM, NIM, and IBM System Directory:
    • Power Systems for AIX - Virtualization I: Implementing Virtualization (AN300)
    • PowerVM Virtual I/O Server Configuration (ILO) (AT630)
    • IBM Systems Director 6.2 for Power Systems I: Installation and Management (AN940)
    • AIX Network Installation Manager (NIM): Concepts and Configuration (AN220)
  • Cloud courses:
    • Introduction to Cloud Computing Architecture (1SM0)
  • Storage courses:
    • IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center Workshop (SN85)
    • Implementing Power Infrastructure for Cloud (1SP0)
    • Implementing SmartCloud Entry on Power Systems (1SP2)


3 days


  • U1 Overview of administration tasks
  • E1 Lab access and setup verification
  • U2 TSAM administration interface and service catalogs
  • E2 Working with TSAM catalog administration
  • U3 ISD and virtual environment monitoring and auditing
  • E3 Using ISD to monitor and audit virtual environment
  • U4 Active Energy Manager in virtual environment
  • E4 Using AEM for monitoring system power usage
  • U5 Tivoli Monitoring and Energy Management Agent
  • E5 Using ITM and EMA to monitor cloud environment
  • U6 ITM status reports
  • E6 Working with ITM reports
  • U7 Balancing resources in cloud environment
  • E7 Relocating virtual machine
  • U8 Security checking and monitoring
  • E8 Checking and auditing security scenarios
  • U9 Problem Determination
  • E9 Problem Determination

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