This book is intended for system administrators responsible for setting up and maintaining the SP system. It assumes the administrators have a working knowledge of AIX or UNIX and experience with network systems.
The System Administrators Guide of USENIX (SAGE), has developed a classification for skills required for system administration as published in "Job Descriptions for System Administrators." Administrators of small SP systems (one or two frames in a relatively simple environment) are expected to have level II skills (Junior System Administrator). Administrators of larger SP systems are expected to have level III skills (Intermediate/Advanced System Administrator).
Parts of this book can also be used by system operators or others that need to monitor the status of the hardware and software or interact with the power and reset controls.