This three-day course is designed to cover the more technically complex and
difficult tasks confronting the Solaris/UNIX system and network
Attendees must have experience of Solaris administration and networking up to
the level taught in the Solaris 10 System Administration
and Solaris 10 System Administration
To train the administrator of a workstation to a level suitable for the
Solaris Certified Administrator Part 2 exam.
Instructor-led course, with many practical computer-based exercises.
Solaris Management Console
Installation. Configuration of extra toolboxes for use with multiple servers
using the toolbox editor.
Swap Management and Configuration
Virtual memory. Examining a machine's current swap allocation. Creating new
swap slices and files. Adding swap details to /etc/vfstab
Crash dumps and core files
What are they? How to manage and restrict.
Enabling quotas. Setting quota limits and time limits; Quota
reporting. Remote server quotas.
Solaris Volume Manager (SVM)and RAID disks
Describe RAID levels. Describe the features of SVM. Implement SVM on a
Solaris system. The metadevice state databases. Creating concatenated and
striped metadevices. Creating and adding mirrors. removing mirrors. taking
mirrors off-line. UFS logging. Hot Spares. Expanding file systems with
growfs. Summary of files and commands. Using the GUI to perform SVM tasks and
monitor SVM status.
Role-based Access Control (RBAC)
RBAC facilities. Applying rights and roles to users. Using the GUI smc to
manage RBAC. RBAC files and directories.
X Windows Technology Explained.
X Windows background and constituent parts. X windows and the network. Adding
an X login capability to the network (xdm and setup files) CDE and
dtlogin. Configuring a Chooser.
Features of Solaris zones. The uses for zone partitioning. Configure,
install and boot zones. Pre-configuring zone installation information.
Adding additional directories to an existing zone. Controlling zone resource
limitations. Moving, renaming, cloning and migrating zones. Zone FAQ.
System Messaging and Log Management.
System logging (syslogd) operation. The syslog.conf configuration file
directives. Using the logger command to add messages to logs Using the smc
log viewer. Log file management with crontab.
Login accounting - viewing data, analysis utilities. Process accounting -
enabling, examining and analysing data.
Automatic Solaris Installation (Jumpstart)
Jump Start Overview. Build servers. Copying Solaris to disk. Creating rules
and profiles for automatic build. Booting and building from the network
interactively and automatically. Includes a full practical automatic build.
Overview. Creating a Flash archive. Modifyt the JumpStart files to use a
flash archive for installation. Modifying flash installs. Performing a flash
Kernel Configuration Parameters
What parameters are available to configure. Examining current kernel
parameters Enforce new values. Using utilities such as vmstat, sar, etc to
monitor and analyse system activity.
Hardware and Software Requirements
A machine running Solaris 10 for each student. SPARC hardware is preferable to
PC hardware. Machines must be networked, and one or more intranet servers
(SPARC or PC) also running Solaris 10 are also required for shared use by the
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