Solaris 11 Administration

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Timing Location
10 – 14 April 2016
9:00AM – 5:00PM Dubai Knowledge Village



Course Description

The Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration course is designed to provide enterprise system administrators who are new to the Oracle Solaris 11 Operating System with the skills they need to perform their job tasks successfully and efficiently.
The course covers the full range of introductory system administration tasks from installing the operating system on a single system to monitoring and basic troubleshooting. The course provides an intensive hands-on experience for key system administration tasks with the goal of making the system administrator job-ready.

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  • Support Engineer
  • System Administrator

Course Objectives

  • Control access to systems and files
  • Manage system processes
  • Schedule system tasks
  • Monitor the system
  • Troubleshoot system issues
  • Install the Oracle Solaris 11 operating system using an interactive installer
  • Update the Oracle Solaris 11 operating system using IPS
  • Manage software packages in the Oracle Solaris 11 operating system
  • Administer SMF services
  • Start up and shut down a system
  • Manage data storage using ZFS
  • Administer an Oracle Solaris zone
  • Administer a physical network
  • Set up and administer user accounts

Course Topics

Installing Oracle Solaris 11 Using an Interactive Installer

  • Preparing for the Installation
  • Performing the Installation
  • Verifying the Installation

Updating the Oracle Solaris 11 OS Using IPS

  • Retrieving Packages from the IPS Repository
  • Installing a Package
  • Verifying a Package Installation
  • Uninstalling a Package
  • Searching for a Package

Managing Software Packages

  • Managing Software Packages Using the Command Line
  • Manage Software Packages Using Package Manager

Administering SMF Services

  • Monitoring Services
  • Enabling a Service
  • Disabling a Service
  • Restarting a Service

Booting and Shutting Down a System

  • Booting a System
  • Shutting Down a System

Managing ZFS Storage Pools

  • Creating a ZFS Storage Pool
  • Managing ZFS Storage Pool Properties
  • Querying ZFS Storage Pool Status
  • Destroying a ZFS Storage Pool

Managing ZFS File Systems

  • Creating and Destroying a ZFS File System
  • Managing ZFS File System Properties
  • Querying ZFS File System Information
  • Mounting and Unmounting ZFS File Systems

Using ZFS Snapshots and Clones

  • Creating a ZFS Snapshot
  • Destroying a ZFS Snapshot
  • Displaying a ZFS Snapshot
  • Creating a ZFS Clone
  • Destroying a ZFS Clone

Administering an Oracle Solaris Zone

  • Logging in to a Zone
  • Exiting a Zone
  • Shutting Down a Zone
  • Starting Up a Zone
  • Halting a Zone
  • Assessing a Zone Configuration
  • Monitoring a Zone

Administering a Physical Network

  • Determining Datalink Availability
  • Configuring a Network Interface
  • Administering a Network Interface
  • Verifying Network Operation

Setting Up and Maintaining User Accounts

  • Adding Users and Groups
  • Modifying User and Group Accounts
  • Deleting User and Group Accounts
  • Setting Password Aging

Configuring User Shells and User Disk Quotas

  • Configuring User Shells
  • Configuring User Disk Quotas

Controlling Access to Systems

  • Securing Logins and Passwords
  • Changing the Password Algorithm
  • Verifying System Access Control

Controlling Access to Files

  • Protecting Files with Basic Permissions
  • Protecting Against Programs with Security Risk
  • Verifying File Access Control

Configuring and Using Secure Shell

  • Configuring Secure Shell
  • Using Secure Shell

Managing System Processes

  • Listing System Processes
  • Controlling System Processes
  • Killing a Process

Scheduling System Tasks

  • Scheduling Repetitive System Tasks
  • Administering crontab Files

Monitoring System Logs and Crash and Core Dump Files

  • Introducing System Logs
  • Introducing Crash Dump Files
  • Introducing Core Dump Files

Performing Basic Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting a Script Execution Issue
  • Troubleshooting a Software Update Failure
  • Troubleshoot a Network Connectivity Issue
  • Troubleshooting a Directory Access Issue
  • Troubleshooting a Default Shell Issue
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