IBM pSeries Servers

IBM pSeries Servers


This beginner level hardware support course is intended for personnel who service and support the following IBM pSeries servers:

  • IBM 7031 disk storage
  • IBM P5 9111-520
  • IBM P5 9113-550
  • IBM P5 9117-570
  • IBM P6 520
  • IBM P690


Delegates must bring their own laptop to this course.

No prior knowledge of IBM pSeries servers is required.


3 days.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the different components and their functions in the pSeries systems
  • Connect to the servers with their laptops to diagnose problems
  • Select bootable devices from the System Management Services
  • Use the command line interface to retrieve system information
  • Access diagnostic menus to test the servers and analyse error codes
  • Perform concurrent replacement procedures with the aid of the server manuals
  • Configure new hardware whilst the system is active
  • Use the System Management Interface tool to assist in managing the server
  • Download firmware and upgrade hardware microcode
  • Use the Hardware Management Console to diagnose and manage the servers
  • Have an understanding of Processor and Memory capacity on demand

Delegates will be provided with printed course handouts and a CD containing reference materials.

Course Content

An introduction to the pSeries product range

Theory of operation (comparisons)

Removal & installation procedures

Problem solving

Use of diagnostics and utility management

Virtual Courses

ALL of our courses can be delivered virtually! Our Bath public schedule courses are available as live virtual sessions, using the popular Zoom Virtual Classroom and remote labs. Delegates can test their access at:

On-Site Courses

Can't attend one of our public classes? Booking for multiple people?

All our courses are available on your site! Delivered for your staff, at your premises.

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