Solaris Operating System Admin for Expert Unix (R) Administration

5 Day Course
Hands On
Code STS-276-S10

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Overview

The Solaris Operating System Administration for Experienced UNIX(R) Administrators course provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform core system administration tasks in the the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris 10 OS). This course is intended to provide experienced UNIX administrators with information about core Solaris concepts, and focuses on practical experience implementing Solaris features through lab exercises. Training is provided in an instructor-led, classroom environment on SPARC-based systems. Additionally, this course comes with a subscription to a web-based course. This course provides the student with the differences related to the x86 environment in the topics that are covered in the instructor-led training.

Course Objectives 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

- Install the Solaris operating system and administer software packages and patches
- Demonstrate familiarity with Boot PROM commands
- Perform boot and shutdown procedures on a Solaris system
- Reconfigure devices on a Solaris system
- Administer user accounts, including configuration of Role-Based Access Control using the command line and the Solaris Management Console (SMC)
- Demonstrate proficiency using the Solaris Volume Manager
- Describe special file systems available in Solaris, and configure NFS and Autofs
- Understand basic concepts related to Solaris Zones
- Configure DNS and LDAP clients on Solaris systems
- Implement NIS on Solaris systems

Who Should Attend

Students who can benefit from this course should already be familiar with standard system and network administration tasks in their native UNIX environment. This course provides the skills necessary to adapt those administration skills to Solaris 10 OS equivalents.

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Modules

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Overview (2 topics)

  • Understand how different versions of the UNIX operating system were developed
  • Define major similarities and differences between the Solaris and other UNIX operating systems

Installing the Solaris 10 Operating System (3 topics)

  • Identify the fundamentals of the Solaris 10
  • Operating System (Solaris 10 OS) installation from a CD-ROM or DVD
  • Install Solaris 10 OS from a CD-ROM or DVD

Performing Solaris 10 OS Package and Patch Administration (4 topics)

  • Describe the fundamentals of package administration
  • Administer packages using the command-line interface
  • 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 (7 topics)

  • Describe the features of the Service Management Facility
  • Identify run level fundamentals
  • Compare run levels and SMF milestones
  • Identify the phases of the boot process
  • Use SMF administrative commands
  • Control boot processes
  • Perform system shutdown procedures

Managing Local Disk Devices and Device Configuration (4 topics)

  • Describe the basic architecture of a disk
  • Describe the naming conventions for devices
  • List devices
  • Reconfigure devices

Managing Disk Partitions and Labels (2 topics)

  • Perform hard disk partitioning
  • Manage disk labels

Introduction to Solaris Management Console (SMC) (2 topics)

  • Describe the Solaris Management Console
  • Partition a disk by using the Solaris Management Console

Creating and Mounting the ufs File System (6 topics)

  • Create a ufs file system
  • Perform mounts
  • Perform unmounts
  • Access a mounted diskette, CD-ROM, or DVD
  • Restrict access to a mounted diskette, CD-ROM, or DVD
  • Access a diskette, CD-ROM, or DVD without Volume Management(vold)

Performing User Administration in the Solaris OS (3 topics)

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

Using the Solaris Management Console (2 topics)

  • Describe the Solaris Management Console toolbox editor actions
  • Use the Solaris Management Console toolbox editor

Configuring Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) (4 topics)

  • Describe RBAC fundamentals
  • Describe component interaction within RABC
  • Manage RBAC by using the Solaris Management Console
  • Manage RBAC by using the CLI

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

Managing Swap Configuration (2 topics)

  • Describe virtual memory
  • Configure swap space

Configuring NFS (7 topics)

  • 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 (2 topics)

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

Managing Crash Dumps and Core Files (2 topics)

  • Manage crash dump behavior
  • Manage core file file behavior

Zones (9 topics)

  • Identify the features of Solaris Zones
  • Understand how and why zone partitioning is used
  • Configure zones
  • Install zones
  • Boot zones
  • Configure resource pools
  • Configure the zone-wise resource controls
  • Establish physical memory controls using the resource capping daemon
  • Administer packages in zones

Name Services Overview (4 topics)

  • 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 (2 topics)

  • Configure a DNS client
  • Configure an LDAP client

Network Information Service (NIS) (6 topics)

  • Describe NIS fundamentals
  • Configure the name service switch file
  • Describe NIS security
  • Configure an NIS domain
  • Build custom NIS maps
  • Troubleshoot NIS

Describing the Custom JumpStart Software Configurations (5 topics)

  • Describe the JumpStart software configurations
  • Implement a basic JumpStart software server
  • Set up Jumpstart software configuration alternatives
  • Troubleshoot the JumpStart software configurations
  • Configure a naming service to support JumpStart software

Performing a Flash Installation (5 topics)

  • Describe the Flash installation feature
  • Manipulate a Flash archive
  • Use a Flash archive for installation
  • Describe WANboot Flash installation
  • Additionally, this course comes with a subscription to a web-based course. This course provides the student with the differences related to the x86 environment in the topics that are covered in the instructor-led training

Prerequisites

Delegates should be able to: - Use the basic UNIX command set - Manage files and directories - Use the vi editor - Control the user work environment - Archive files - Use remote commands - Manage file systems - Install operating system software - Perform system boot procedures - Perform user and security administration - Perform system backups and restores - Describe basic RAID concept

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