ASC provides many kinds of consulting services. Frequently our projects are part of the implementation of a new system or application. Below are examples of services provided to many customers.

New system installation:

  • Physical installation planning

  • Application software validation and planning

  • Rack and cable physical server(s) if needed

  • AIX installation including latest software updates and best practices for application software

  • AIX Storage planning and implementation (RAID & Filesystems)

  • Local storage and/or SAN integration

  • Network integration planning and implementation (failover & aggregation)

  • User planning and creation for application integration

  • Skills transfer

  • System documentation

Virtualization installations or migrations:

  • Physical system inventory and planning

  • Network virtualization planning

  • Storage virtualization planning

  • Application integration planning and support for virtualization review

  • LPAR planning

  • Virtual I/O server installation and configuration

  • Best practice application for VIOs

  • Virtualized network implementation

  • Virtualized storage implementation

  • LPAR implementation and installation

  • Full virtualization failover testing at VIO, storage, and network layers

  • Skills transfer

  • Documentation

System healthchecks:

  • AIX healthcheck for:

    • Hardware health

    • Open errors

    • Storage layout confirmation and health (ie: mirroring)

    • Device attributes

    • Verify applicable best practices for system

    • Networking configuration

    • Paging & memory settings

  • VIO healthcheck for:

    • System utilization (CPU & RAM), including micropartitioning

    • Network virtualization review and best practice application

    • Storage virtualization review and best practice application

    • HMC, system firmware, and VIO code level review

Performance review and analysis:

  • Collect system information

  • Setup performance monitoring

  • Review recordings

  • Provide recommendation for problem remediation

Remote support:

  • Provide senior expertise to support existing administrators

  • Full remote systems administration

Our services are flexible and can be customized to support your environment. Please contact us with your questions!