System Administration for the Solaris 10 OS Part 2

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Timing Location
20 – 24 December 2015
9:00AM – 5:00PM Dubai Knowledge Village





5 days


Participation Fees

$3,500 USD per participant


Course Description

System Administration for the Solaris 10 Operating System, Part 2 course expands your mastery of the most advanced operating system on the planet: Solaris 10. This course provides students with hands-on experience working with more complex and integrated administration concepts, and builds upon the Part 1 course. Students will be instructed in essential system administration skills including: configuring network interfaces, managing swap configurations, crash dumps, and core files. The course also covers configuring NFS and AutoFS as well as system messaging, managing storage volumes and ZFS file systems, and setting up naming services and managing Solaris Zones. This course helps you to prepare for Part II of the Sun System Administration certification exam.

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  • Individuals who are already familiar with core system administration tools and processes and who have a fundamental understanding of the UNIX operating system, commands, and utilities.



Required Prerequisites

  • Manage files and directories
  • Control the user work environment
  • Archive files
  • Use remote commands

Suggested Prerequisites

  • Manage file systems
  • Install software
  • Perform system boot procedures
  • Perform user and security administration


Course Outline

Managing Swap Configuration

  • Configure swap space

Managing Crash Dumps and Core Files

  • Manage crash dump behavior
  • Manage core file behavior

Configuring NFS

  • Describe the benefits of NFS
  • Describe the fundamentals of the NFS distributed file system
  • Manage an NFS server
  • Manage an NFS client
  • Enable the NFS server logging
  • Manage NFS with the Solaris Management Console storage folder tools
  • Troubleshoot NFS errors

Configuring AutoFS

  • Describe the fundamentals of the AutoFS file system
  • Use automount maps

Describing RAID

  • Describe RAID

Configuring Solaris Volume Manager Software

  • Describe Solaris Volume Manager software concepts
  • Build a RAID-0 (concatenated) volume
  • Build a RAID-1 (mirror) volume for the root (/) file system

Configuring Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

  • Describe RBAC fundamentals
  • Describe component interaction within RBAC
  • Manage RBAC by using the Solaris Management Console
  • Manage RBAC by using the command line

Configuring System Messaging

  • Describe the fundamentals of the syslog function
  • Configure the /etc/syslog.conf file
  • Configure syslog messaging
  • Use the Solaris Management Console log viewer

Using Name Services

  • Describe the name service concept
  • Describe the name service switch file /etc/nsswitch.conf
  • Describe the name service cache daemon (nscd)
  • Get name service information

Configuring Name Service Clients

  • Configure a DNS client
  • Configure an LDAP client

Introduction to Zones

  • Identify the different zones features
  • Understand how and why zone partitioning is used
  • Insall, configure, and boot zones
  • Move, migrate, and delete a zone
  • Administer packages with zones
  • Upgrade the Solaris 10 OS with installed zones
  • Use 1x Branded Zones

Introduction to LDAP

  • Understand the use of LDAP as a naming service
  • Describe basic LDAP concepts and terminology
  • Identify the Directory Server Enterprise Edition requirements
  • Identify Solaris LDAP Client requirements

Configuring JumpStart Installation Using the Solaris 10 Operating System

  • Describe the JumpStart configurations
  • Implement a basic JumpStart server for SPARC® and x86/x64 clients
  • Describe booting x86/x64 systems using the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE)
  • Set up a DHCP server to support x86/x64 JumpStart clients
  • Set up JumpStart software configuration alternatives
  • Set up JumpStart to create a ZFS mirrored root pool
  • Troubleshoot JumpStart configurations

Performing Live Upgrade Using the Solaris 10 Operating System

  • Describe the benefits of using Live Upgrade
  • Describe the Solaris Live Upgrade requirements, commands, and process
  • Create an alternate boot environment cloned from a running system
  • Create a differential flash archive in a Live Upgrade boot environment
  • Modify the state of the new boot environment
  • Extend a base boot environment with a differential flash archive
  • Use Live Upgrade to patch a system
  • Using JumpStart to implement a Live Upgrade environment

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