Solaris 10 Features for Experienced Solaris System Admin

5 Day Course
Hands On
Code SA-225-S10

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The highly versatile Solaris 10 Operating System offers a great balance of new and unique features that support a wide variety of Sun's new hardware. Based on the Solaris 10 Update 3 Operating System release, the Solaris 10 Features for Experienced System Administrators course guides you through an in-depth exploration of the robust functionality found in Sun's flagship operating system. You will be instructed in how to set up, configure, and administer some of the most distinctive Solaris features including: Solaris Zones, ZFS, DTrace, Predictive Self-Healing, Solaris Trusted Extensions, and operating system installation.

Students who can benefit from this course are experienced system administrators and system architects with direct experience working with the Solaris 8, Solaris 9 or Solaris 10 Operating Systems.

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Configure and administer the new features of Solaris Zones Administer the ZFS file system
  • Set up and administer the new features of Predictive Self-Healing
  • Explore DTrace fundamentals
  • Set up and administer the Network File System (NFS) Version 4 protocol
  • Explore changes to Solaris 10 installation
  • Install, configure, and administer Solaris Trusted Extensions

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Solaris Zones Configuration (6 topics)

  • Identify the features of Solaris Zones partitioning technology
  • Understand how and why zone partitioning is used
  • Configure zones
  • Verify zone configuration
  • Export zone configuration
  • Install zones

Solaris Zones Administration (15 topics)

  • Verify zone configurations
  • Install zones
  • Boot zones
  • Open a zone console
  • Rename zones
  • Move a zone
  • Clone a zone
  • Back up and restore non-global zones
  • Migrate zones from one machine to another
  • Describe system upgrades with non-global zones installed
  • Administer packages in zones
  • Remove zones
  • Configure resource pools
  • Configure the zone-wide resource controls
  • Establish physical memory controls using the resource capping daemon

Introduction to the Solaris ZFS File System (7 topics)

  • Describe the Solaris ZFS file system
  • Create new Solaris ZFS pools and file systems
  • Modify Solaris ZFS file system properties
  • Mount and unmount Solaris ZFS file systems
  • Destroy Solaris ZFS pools and file systems
  • Work with Solaris ZFS snapshots and Clones
  • Use Solaris ZFS datasets with Solaris Zones

Predictive Self-Healing (5 topics)

  • List the benefits of Predictive Self-Healing
  • Determine the relationship of Fault Management Architecture (FMA) to Sun's Predictive Self-Healing capability
  • Determine the relationship of Service Management Facility (SMF) to Sun's Predictive Self-Healing capability
  • Explore features of the Fault Management Architecture
  • Explore features of the Service Management Facility

DTrace Fundamentals (3 topics)

  • Describe the features of the Solaris Dynamic Tracing (DTrace) facility
  • Describe the DTrace architecture
  • List and enable probes, and create action statements and D scripts

NFS Changes (3 topics)

  • Describe NFS enhancements
  • Describe the enhancements to Network File System version 4 (NFS version 4)
  • Describe NFS hardware and software requirements, dependencies, and limitations

Security Changes (7 topics)

  • Describe the Least Privilege Model
  • Explain the Solaris OS Cryptographic Framework (SCF)
  • Understand the Hardware Accelerator for Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
  • Explain and use the Solaris IP Filter firewall
  • Describe the benefits of Solaris(TM) Trusted Extensions
  • Install and remove Solaris Trusted Extensions software
  • Identify key features of the Solaris Trusted Extensions software

Solaris 10 Operating System Installation Changes (10 topics)

  • Describe the limitations of upgrading the Solaris OS in non-global zones
  • Configure multiple network interfaces during installation
  • Describe how disk partition tables can be modified using an existing Volume Table of Contents (VTOC)
  • Describe the Reduced Networking Software Group
  • Explore changes to the Solaris JumpStart software and configure, enable, and troubleshoot JumpStart
  • Identify the changes to Flash archives
  • Identify changes to the Solaris Live Upgrade boot environment and configure, enable, and troubleshoot the Live Upgrade boot capability
  • Describe the wide area network (WAN) Boot utility and configure, enable, and troubleshoot the WAN Boot utility
  • Explore package and patch web installation and configure, enable, and troubleshoot package and patch web installation
  • Describe the installation license panel


To succeed fully in this course, students should be able to administer the Solaris 10 OS

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