For some time, I've informally collected a few go-to resources for AIX pros. For starters, there's Anthony English's AIX Down Under blog, Chris Gibson's AIX blog and the AIX Virtual User Group-USA. And for sure, get on Twitter.
Others who provide good AIX info include Andy Wojo, Nigel Griffiths, Waldemar Mark Duszyk and whoever is behind AIX Mind. (Feel free to let us know in the Comments section.)
Beyond those, have a look at these great AIX movies. And here's some links to the Quicksheet and QuickStart documents that cover AIX and PowerVM.
Finally, courtesy of Anthony English, here's word of a new webinar series on Power Systems Virtualization from IBM:
"As an IT professional, you may have heard of IBM PowerVM or Power Systems based around the IBM POWER processor. You may even have seen a presentation on it, but have you wondered:
- What is it like to actually use?
- What are the key features for POWER and AIX, Linux for Power and IBM i?
- How will it save me systems administration time and reduce weekend working?
- What do I need to run it and how do I get started?
"What are we planning to do?
- Well .... it is best to let the product talk for itself via a series of live lectures and hands-on demonstration of these features.
- The sessions aim to be about 50 minutes long and roughly once every two to three weeks.
"Who should attend?
- These webinars are aimed at a technical audience (operators, systems administrators and technical specialists) -- people using (or planning to use) IBM's Power based systems.
- Primarily customers, but also available to IBMers and IBM Business Partners."
These webinars are being held during U.K. business hours (hence the euro spelling of "virtualisation"). Currently four sessions are listed; replays are available for the first two, which have already taken place.
Session 1: Exploiting Virtualisation on IBM Power Systems with PowerVM
Session 2: VIOS -- how to get going
Session 3: Controlling processor resources in virtualised partitions
Session 4: Deeper dive into Active Memory Sharing
If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm always looking for more tips and tricks and information. So let me know: Who do you follow? And how do you keep your skills and knowledge current?