Solaris System Administration for Experienced UNIX Administrators Training

Solaris System Administration for Experienced UNIX Administrators Training (STS-276-S10)


Solaris System Administration for Experienced UNIX Administrators Training Hands-on

The Solaris Operating System Administration for Experienced UNIX Administrators Training course provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform core system administration tasks in the Solaris 10 Operating System. This Solaris System Administration for Experienced UNIX Administrators Training 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.

LAB INFORMATION: The hands-on labs offered in this Solaris System Administration for Experienced UNIX Administrators Training course may involve accessing equipment that resides at a location other than where the training is delivered.

Students who can benefit from this course

System and Network Administrators who have experience managing UNIX systems and are looking to administer a Solaris environment

This Solaris System Administration for Experienced UNIX Administrators Training course counts towards the Hands-on course requirement for the Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator Certification. Only instructor-led inclass or instructor-led online formats of this Solaris System Administration for Experienced UNIX Administrators Training course will meet the Certification Hands-on Requirement. Self Study CD-Rom and Knowledge Center courses DO NOT meet the Hands-on Requirement.

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With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Solaris System Administration for Experienced UNIX Administrators Training (STS-276-S10)Related Courses:

Duration: 5 days

Class Prerequisites:

● Manage files and directories
● Install operating system software
● Use the vi editor
● Perform system boot procedures
● Control the user work environment
● Perform user and security administration
● Manage file systems
● Perform system backups and restores

Skills Gained:

● Compare and contrast the evolution of UNIX(R) systems
● Install the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS)
● Administer software packages and patches
● Demonstrate familiarity with Boot (Programmable Read Only Memory) PROM commands
● Reconfigure devices on a Solaris system
● Use SMF administrative commands
● Perform configuration of Role-Based Access Control
● Demonstrate proficiency using the Solaris Volume Manager
● Work with the ZFS file system
● Configure swap space on a Solaris system
● Manage system crash dumps on a Solaris system
● Understand basic concepts related to Solaris Zones
● Perform JumpStart and Flash installations on Solaris systems
● Perform Live Upgrade using the Solaris 10 Operating System

Course Content:

Introducing the Solaris 10 OS Directory Hierarchy

Define file systems
Identify file components
Identify file types
Describe hard links

Solaris 10 Operating System Installation Requirements

Identify hardware requirements for Solaris 10 OS installation
Identify the fundamentals of Solaris 10 OS installations
Identify the Solaris OS software components
Define guidelines for installing Solaris OS from a DVD
Describe the Secure by Default installation enhancement

Performing Solaris 10 OS Package Administration

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

Managing Software Patches on the Solaris 10 OS

Describe patch administration fundamentals
Describe patch administration best practices
Obtain patches using SunSolve
Install and remove patches
Install recommended patch clusters
Implement patch management using the smpatch command line

Using Boot PROM Commands

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

Using the Grand Unified Bootloader

Discuss the purpose of the Grand Unified Bootloader (GRUB)
Describe GRUB terminology and basic functions
Modify x86 system boot behavior in the Solaris OS
Use the eeprom command
Use the kernel command
Use the findroot command
Describe and manage GRUB boot archives
Boot a system in the GRUB-based boot environment

Service Management Facility

Describe the Service Management Facility (SMF) features
Compare run levels and SMF milestones
Use SMF administrative commands

Managing Local Disk Devices

Describe the basic architecture of a disk
Manage disk labels
Describe the naming conventions for devices
Describe support for iSCSI target devices
List system devices
Reconfigure devices
Perform hard disk partitioning
Describe EFI disk labels

Managing Solaris OS USF File Systems

Identify disk-based, distributed, and pseudo file systems in the Solaris OS
Describe Solaris OS UFS file systems
Create a new UFS file system
Check a file system using the fsck command
Resolve file system inconsistencies
Monitor file system use

Performing Mounts and Unmounts

Identify mounting basics
Perform mounts
Mount ZFS file systems
Perform unmounts
Repair important files if boot fails
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)

Configuring Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

Describe RBAC fundamentals
Describe component interaction within RBAC
Manage RBAC

Configuring Solaris Volume Manager Software

Describe Solaris Volume Manager software concepts
Build a RAID-0 (concatenated) volume
Build a RAID-1 (mirror) volume for the root (/) file system

Introduction to the ZFS File System

Describe the Solaris ZFS file system
Understand ZFS terminology
Create new ZFS pools and file systems
Modify ZFS file system properties
Destroy ZFS pools and file systems
Work with ZFS snapshots and clones

Managing Swap Configuration, Core Files, and Crash Dumps

Configure swap space
Manage core file file behavior
Manage crash dump behavior

Describing Interface Configurations

Control and monitor network interfaces
Configure Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) interfaces at boot time

Identify the different zones features

Identify the different zones features
Understand how and why zone partitioning is used
Install, Configure, Boot, Move, Migrate, and Delete zones
Administer packages with zones
Upgrade the Solaris 10 OS with installed zones
Use 1x Branded Zones

Configuring JumpStart

Installation Using the Solaris 10 Operating System
Describe the JumpStart configurations
Implement a basic JumpStart server for SPARCA(R) and x86/x64 clients
Describe booting x86/x64 systems using the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE)
Set up a DHCP server to support x86/x64 JumpStart clients
Set up JumpStart software configuration alternatives
Set up JumpStart to create a ZFS mirrored root pool
Troubleshoot JumpStart configurations

Performing Live Upgrade Using the Solaris 10 Operating System

Describe the Solaris Live Upgrade process
Identify the Solaris Live Upgrade commands
Create an alternate boot environment cloned from a running system
Create a differential flash archive in a Live Upgrade boot environment
Modify the state of the new boot environment
Extend a base boot environment with a differential flash archive
Use Live Upgrade to patch a system
Use JumpStart to implement a Live Upgrade environment

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