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What's new in IBM i V7R2 and IBM POWER8 Systems - Basic

Course Description


This course is designed to enable you to acquire the skills necessary to prepare for installing and leveraging the new functions of IBM i 7.2 on POWER7 and POWER8 hardware. The emphasis is on the hardware and software components introduced in 2014 announcements of POWER8 hardware and IBM i 7.2  


This basic course is intended for existing IBM i administrators, users, and support personnel.


You should have the following recommended skills:
  • Basic understanding of Power Systems with IBM i architecture.
  • Basic understanding of the support available in a current release of IBM i.

Key topics

  • Unit 1 - IBM i 7.2 overview
  • Unit 2 - POWER8 upgrade planning
  • Unit 3 - Upgrading to IBM i 7.2
  • Unit 4 - Technical refresh updates (1 of 3)
  • Unit 5 - Technical refresh updates (2 of 3)
  • Unit 6 - Technical refresh updates (3 of 3)
  • Unit 7 - Single root I/O virtualization
  • Unit 8 - DB2 for i enhancements in 7.2
  • Unit 9 - PowerHA enhancements
    • Exercise 1 - Create an IASP
    • Exercise 2 - Delete an IASP
  • Unit 10 - PowerVP: Virtualization Performance Intelligence
  • Unit 11 - Systems management
    • Exercise 3 - Configure 5250 Session using IBM Client Access Solutions
    • Exercises 4 - Configuring 5250 HMC Interface using IBM Client Access Solutions
  • Unit 12 - Application development and mobile enhancements


  • Describe the new models of POWER8
  • Describe the new enhancements to IBM i 7.2 software release
  • Discuss the major planning steps to upgrade to IBM i 7.2
  • Discuss the significant POWER8 hardware
  • Describe single root IO virtualization
  • Describe the major enhancements of DB2
  • Describe PowerHA/DR strategy and product offerings
  • Discuss the major functions of PowerVP
  • Describe the enhancements to IBM i Access
  • Describe the enhancements of IBM Systems Navigator for i
  • Discuss the enhancements development enhancements
  • Discuss the enhancements IBM i mobile

Course Duration

3 Days
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