Make the Transition to Solaris 10

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Unix Curriculum
Code SA-210-S10

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Managing Services Using With the Service Management Facility (SMF) (1 topic)

  • Identify features of the Service Management Facility (SMF)

Introducing the Solaris OS Directory Hierarchy (1 topic)

  • Identify changes to the Solaris OS Directory Hierachy in the Solaris 10 OS

Managing Local Disk Devices (3 topics)

  • Identify changes to the format command
  • Implement EFI disk labels
  • Identify changs to the behavior of the devfsadm command

Managing the Solaris OS File System (5 topics)

  • Identify changes related to pseudo file systems
  • Describe features of the Multiterabyte UFS
  • Describe changes related to logging in UFS
  • Describe the default behaviour and output of the mount command with respect to logging in the UFS
  • Describe the meaning of the devices flag of the mount command

Installing the Solaris OS (3 topics)

  • Describe the installation methods available for the Solaris 10 OS
  • State the installation requirements for the Solaris 10 OS
  • Describe additional software groups introduced in the Solaris 10 OS

Introducing the Fundamentals of Package and Patch Administration (4 topics)

  • Describe how signed packages and patches are implemented
  • Implement patch management using the Sun
  • Update Connection Services including the Sun
  • Update Manager application, the smpatch ommand line, and the Sun Update Connection hosted Web application

Performing User Administration (1 topic)

  • Describe differences in Administering Users

Performing System Security (1 topic)

  • Describe differences in Securing the Solaris 10 OS

Configuring and Using Printer Services (2 topics)

  • Identify network printing fundamental changes
  • Configure and administer printer services

Describing Network Basics (2 topics)

  • Describe Network Interface Configuration Changes
  • Describe Changes to the Client-Service Model

Managing Crash Dumps, Core Files and Paging (2 topics)

  • Describe the differences in the coreadm command rom Solaris 9 to Solaris 10
  • Describe MPSS

Configuring NFS (2 topics)

  • Describe the differences in the Network File System in Solaris 8, 9, and 10
  • Describe the enhancements to Network File System version 4 (NFS version 4)

Configuring AutoFS (1 topic)

  • Describe new map entries with AutoFS

Configuring Solaris Volume Manager Software (3 topics)

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

Controlling Access and Configuring System Messaging (2 topics)

  • Describe the effect of the /etc/inet/ipnodes file on the loghost variable
  • Describe generic log rotation

Using Naming Services (2 topics)

  • Describe differences in the name service switch file
  • Describe differences in the LDAP name service

Configuring the Custom JumpStart Procedure (4 topics)

  • Describe differences in Boot Services
  • Describe differences in Identification Services
  • Describe differences in Configuration Services
  • Describe differences in Installation Services

Performing a Flash Installation (3 topics)

  • Describe the Flash installation feature
  • Manipulate a Flash archive
  • Use a Flash archive for installation

Using Live Upgrade (4 topics)

  • Create an alternate boot environment cloned from a running system
  • Create a differential flash archive in a Live Upgrade boot environment
  • Create an empty alternative boot environment and understand when this is necessary
  • Extend a base boot environment with a differential flash archive

Introducing WANboot (1 topic)

  • Perform a WANboot Flash installation


To succeed fully in this course, students should be certified system administrators on the Solaris 8 or Solaris 9 operating systems.

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