This two-day course is designed to cover the essential network administration
tasks confronting today's Sun network systems administrators, and is an
extension to the Solaris 11 System Administration (Part
course which covers all the non-network issues. This course covers
networking from initial connection through basic commands, security,
monitoring and up to Network File System (NFS) and the Network Information
Service (NIS+), with full hands-on experience at all stages. The use of the
Admintool and Adminsuite visual tools is included.
Knowledge of Solaris up to a level taught in the
Introduction to Solaris
and Solaris 11 System
Administration (Part 1)
courses is important.
To take trainees who have completed the Solaris 11
System Administration (Part 1)
course and add network administration
knowledge to their portfolio.
Instructor-led course, with many practical computer-based exercises.
Introduction to Ethernet and Networking
Overview. Simplest Ethernet. Ethernet options. The ISO/OSI 7 layer model.
The IP network.
IP addresses, sockets and ports, multicast addresses. Hardware
requirements/options. Twisted pair & fibre optic. Facts and
Client/server concepts, processes and control. Configuring a machines IPv4
interfaces manually for network connection. Understanding Internet Address
classes and formulating Internet addresses. Configuring logical
interfaces. Multipathing configuration and operation. Configuring an
Internetwork Router. Examples of route commands for manual routing. in.routed
for dynamic routing. Subnets and netmasks. Network basic commands and the
associated security files. Running GUI programs using X-Windows
facilities. Network daemons. Inetd. The /etc/inetd.conf file. Network
Monitoring utilities (snoop, netstat, traceroute, etc)
Network File System (NFS) and AutoFS
Overview. Benefits and uses of NFS. NFS Installation. NFS
Administration. Sharing file systems. The mount command. NFS security. NFS
logging. NFS strategies. Introduction and basic use of the automounter
(AutoFS). Using SMC with NFS.
SAMBA Server Overview
A brief overview of this powerful and impressive free open-source server now
included with Solaris 11, which effectively turns a Solaris machine (or other
UNIX/Linux machine) into a Windows NT server. A working SAMBA installation
will be created, with graphical configuration using swat via a web browser.
Overview of Solaris name services
NIS. NIS+, LDAP and DNS - how they work, advantages and disadvantages of
each. The Name Service Switch and /etc/nsswitch.conf. The Name Service Cache
Network Information Service (NIS)
Introduction. Creating a fully-functioning NIS service. Using the ypinit
command to create Master and Slave servers. Updating the NIS information from
the command line. Using SMC with NIS to manage users, groups and
hosts. Adding NIS clients. NIS file policies. Creating and using netgroups
with /etc/netgroup. Adding your own data to NIS. Modifying the NIS
Makefile. Disabling NIS.
DNS and LDAP clients
Configuring clients to use DNS and LDAP name services.
Introduction to the Apache web server
Major Components. Browser invocation and configuration. Apache Web Server
installation and activation. Installing a custom web site. Enabling the
Jakarta Tomcat java facility. Examples of common Apache configuration
Setting up Electronic Mail
Overview. How to use mail. Mail routing. Files and programs involved. Setting
up mail - local network. Name Service considerations. Using NFS to mount mail
boxes. Testing mail delivery. Mail aliases. External links and connecting to
Hardware and Software Requirements
A machine running Solaris 11 for each student. SPARC hardware is preferable to
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