Solaris 10 for Experienced Solaris 8 and 9 System Administrators

3 Day Course
Hands On
Code SFT

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Managing Services with the Service Management Facility (SMF) (2 topics)

  • Identify features of the Service Management Facility (SMF)
  • Manage services with various SMF commands

Managing Local Disk Devices (3 topics)

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

Managing the Solaris OS File System (5 topics)

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

Installing the Solaris OS (2 topics)

  • 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 (2 topics)

  • Describe how signed packages and patches are implemented
  • Implement patch management using the Sun Update Connection Services including the Sun Update Manager application and the smpatch command

Performing System Security (1 topic)

  • Describe differences in user and network security

Configuring and Using Printer Services (2 topics)

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

Networking (2 topics)

  • Describe Network Interface Configuration Changes
  • Describe changes to the various network services

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

  • Describe the differences in the coreadm command from Solaris 10
  • Describe MPSS (Multiple Page Size Support)

Configuring NFS (2 topics)

  • Describe the differences in the Network File System
  • Describe the enhancements to Network File System version 4

Configuring AutoFS (1 topic)

  • Describe changes to managing AutoFS

Configuring Solaris Volume Manager Software (4 topics)

  • Describe Solaris Volume Manager Software RAID concepts
  • Build a RAID-0 (concatenated) volume
  • Build a RAID-1 (mirror) volume for a file system including root
  • Backup a mirrored volume

Managing System Logs (2 topics)

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

Using Naming Services (1 topic)

  • Describe differences in managing the DNS (server and client) and LDAP (client) Naming Services

Configuring the Custom Jumpstart Procedure (1 topic)

  • Describe differences in Jumpstart Server configuration

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 for updating with a Flash Archive
  • Extend a base boot environment with a differential flash archive

Introducing Wanboot (1 topic)

  • Describe the WANboot Flash installation


Recent experience administering Solaris 8 or Solaris 9. Experience or knowledge of managing disk partitions and UFS file systems, managing packages and patches from the command line, Jumpstart installation and basic management of disk volumes with the Solaris Storage Manager (SVM).

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