Solaris Operating System Admin for Expert Unix (R) Administration

5 Day Course
Hands On
Code STS-276-S10

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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


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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