Intermediate System Administration for the Solaris 9 Operating System

4 Day Course
Hands On
Official Unix Curriculum
Code SA-239

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Introducing the Solaris OS Directory Hierarchy (4 topics)

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

Managing Local Disk Devices (8 topics)

  • Describe the basic architecture of a disk
  • Describe the naming conventions for devices
  • List devices
  • Reconfigure devices
  • Perform hard disk partitioning
  • Manage disk labels
  • Describe the Solaris Management Console
  • Partition a disk by using the Solaris Management Console

Managing the Solaris OS File System (5 topics)

  • Describe Solaris OS file systems
  • Create a new ufs file system
  • Check the file system by using the fsck command
  • Resolve file system inconsistencies
  • Monitor file system use

Performing Mounts and Unmounts (6 topics)

  • Identify mounting fundamentals
  • Perform mounts
  • Perform unmounts
  • Access mounted diskettes or CD-ROMs
  • Restrict access to a mounted diskette or CD-ROM
  • Access a diskette or CD-ROM without Volume Management

Installing the Solaris 9 Operating System (2 topics)

  • Identify the fundamentals of CD-ROM installation
  • Install the Solaris 9 OS from a CD-ROM

Performing Solaris 9 OS Package Administration (2 topics)

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

Managing Software Patches on the Solaris 9 OS (2 topics)

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

Executing Boot PROM Commands (6 topics)

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

Performing Boot and Shutdown Procedures (4 topics)

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

Performing User Administration (3 topics)

  • Describe user administration fundamentals
  • Manage user accounts
  • Manage initialization files

Performing System Security (4 topics)

  • Monitor system access
  • Switch users on a system
  • Control system access
  • Restrict access to data in files

Controlling System Processes (4 topics)

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


To succeed fully in this course, students should be able to: - Perform basic UNIX tasks - Understand basic UNIX commands - Use the vi text editor - Interact with a windowing system

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