System Administration for the Solaris 10 OS Part 1

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Timing Location
13 – 17 December 2015
9:00AM – 5:00PM Dubai Knowledge Village





5 days


Participation Fees

$3,500 USD per participant


Course Description

The System Administration for the Solaris 10 Operating System, Part 1 course gets you further engaged with the most efficient, secure, and reliable operating system ever built. This course gives you direct experience with the most essential system administration tasks in the Solaris 10 OS. You will be instructed in crucial system management skills including: managing local disk devices, managing UFS and ZFS file systems, installing and removing Solaris packages and patches, performing system boot procedures and system processes. This course is the first of a two-part series that helps you to prepare for Part I of the Oracle Certified Professional: Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator examination.

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  • System Administrators who are preparing to perform essential system administration procedures in the Solaris OS.



  • Previous operating system administration experience is helpful but not required

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Course Outline

  • Manage file systems and local disk drives
  • Perform system boot procedures
  • Perform mounts and unmounts
  • Control system processes
  • Perform user administration
  • Use the Service Management Facility
  • Perform package administration
  • Manage software patches


Course Topics

Introducing the Solaris 10 OS Directory Hierarchy

  • Describe / (root) subdirectories
  • Describe file components
  • Describe file types
  • Use hard links

Managing Local Disk Devices

  • Describe the basic architecture of a disk
  • Describe the naming conventions for devices
  • List devices
  • Reconfigure devices
  • Perform hard disk partitioning
  • Manage disk labels

Describing Interface Configurations

  • Control and monitor network interfaces
  • Configure Internet Protocol, version 4 (IPv4) interfaces at boot time

Managing Solaris OS UFS File Systems

  • Identify disk-based, distributed, and pseudo file systems in the Solaris OS
  • Describe Solaris OS ufs file systems
  • Create a new ufs file system
  • Check the file system using the fsck command
  • Resolve file system inconsistencies
  • Monitor file system use

Introduction to the ZFS File System

  • Describe the Solaris ZFS file system
  • Create new ZFS file system properties
  • Modify ZFS file system properties
  • Destroy ZFS pools and file systems
  • Work with ZFS snapshots and clones
  • Use ZFS datasets with Solaris Zones

Performing Mounts and Unmounts

  • Identify mounting basics
  • Perform mounts and unmounts
  • Access a mounted diskette or CD-ROM
  • Restrict access to a mounted diskette or CD-ROM
  • Access a diskette or CD-ROM without Volume Management (vold)

Performing Solaris 10 OS Package Administration

  • Describe the fundamentals of package administration
  • Administer packages using the command-line interface

Managing Software Patches on the Solaris 10 OS

  • Describe the fundamentals of patch administration
  • Install and remove patches and patch clusters

Executing Boot PROM Commands

  • Identify boot programmable read-only memory (PROM) fundamentals
  • Use basic boot PROM commands
  • Identify the systems boot device
  • Create and remove custom device aliases
  • View and change nonvolatile random access memory (NVRAM) parameters from the shell
  • Interrupt an unresponsive system

Using the Grand Unified Bootloader

  • Modify x86 system boot behavior in the Solaris OS
  • Use the eeprom command
  • Use the kernel command
  • Describe and manage GRUB boot archives
  • Boot a system in the GRUB-based boot environment
  • Interrupt an unresponsive system

Performing Legacy Boot and Shutdown Procedures

  • Identify the phases of the boot process
  • Identify run level fundamentals
  • Control boot processes
  • Perform system shutdown procedures

Using the Service Management Facility

  • Describe the Service Management Facility (SMF) features
  • Compare run levels and SMF milestones
  • Use SMF administrative commands
  • View and modify SMF parameters

Performing User Administration

  • Manage user accounts
  • Manage initialization files

Controlling System Processes

  • View system processes
  • Kill frozen processes
  • Schedule an automatic one-time execution of a command
  • Schedule an automatic recurring execution of a command

Solaris 10 Operating System Installation Requirements

  • Identify Solaris 10 Operating System installation methods, requirements, and options
  • Describe Secure by Default installation concepts


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