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Solaris 11 System Administration - Part I (SSA1R11)

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Detailed Course Outline

Course Contents - DAY 1 Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: BOOT AND SHUTDOWN PROCEDURES

  • Boot procedures overview
  • Boot phases
  • Sparc Openboot
  • Modifying Sparc boot procedures
  • Intel BIOS and the Grub boot loader
  • Modifying Intel boot procedures
  • The init process
  • System run levels
  • Run control scripts
  • Shutdown procedures
  • Exercise

Session 2: SERVICE MANAGEMENT FACILITY

  • Basic features
  • The SMF environment
  • SMF and booting
  • SMF environmental structures
  • Service states
  • Managing services
  • Automatic SMF state notification
  • Exercise

Session 3: INSTALLING THE SOLARIS 11

  • Installation methods
  • Minimum installation requirements
  • Installation considerations
  • Disk partitioning
  • Logical disk names
  • Device drivers
  • Software packages
  • Network configuration
  • Performing an interactive installation
  • Checking the installed system

Course Contents - DAY 2 Session 4: IPS SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT

  • Repositories
  • Package name format
  • Managing packages with the pkg command
  • List existing and searching for new packages
  • Updating existing and installing new packages
  • Checking existing packages
  • Managing packages with the GUI tool
  • Exercise

Session 5: DISK MANAGEMENT

  • Displaying disk information
  • Partitions/Slices
  • Naming conventions
  • Physical device names
  • Instance names
  • Logical device names
  • Block and character devices
  • Configuring new disk devices
  • Partitioning the disk
  • Exercise

Session 6: UFS FILE SYSTEM MANAGEMENT

  • Disk based file systems
  • Main root sub-directories
  • Pseudo file systems
  • Components of a file system
  • Creating and mounting file systems
  • Automounting DVDs and USB Devices
  • Checking file systems
  • Checking free disk space
  • The df command
  • The quot command
  • The du command
  • Freeing disk space
  • Freeing up disk space with compression utilities
  • Rotating files with logadm
  • Exercise

Course Contents - DAY 3

  • Session 7: UFS BACKUP AND RESTORE UTILITIES
  • Backup policy
  • Archive devices
  • The mt utility
  • The ufsdump utility
  • The ufsrestore utility
  • ufs Snapshots

Session 8: ZFS FILE SYSTEM MANAGEMENT

  • Requirements
  • Main features
  • ZFS tools
  • Managing ZFS Pools with zpool
  • Pool storage devices
  • Pool configuration features
  • Creating and deleting Pools
  • Viewing pool status
  • Managing file systems with ZFS
  • Creating and destroying a file system
  • Mounting and unmounting filesystems
  • Snapshots and Clones
  • Creating, destroying and displaying Snapshots and Clones
  • ZFS properties
  • Read-Only native properties
  • Settable native properties
  • Exercise

Session 9: FILE PERMISSIONS REVIEW

  • Basic file permissions
  • Changing permissions
  • Default permissions
  • Extended permissions
  • Changing the Owner
  • Changing the Group
  • Exercise

Course Contents - DAY 4 Session 10: USER MANAGEMENT

  • User accounts
  • Files used in creating a user
  • Adding a user
  • Changing user details
  • Deleting a user
  • User group maintenance
  • Password administration
  • Password command
  • Securing logins and passwords
  • Local and remote login control
  • Login logs
  • Message of the day file
  • Exercise

Session 11: DISK QUOTAS

  • UFS Quotas
  • Creating the Quotas files
  • Adding Quota checks and enabling
  • Add the Quota option to the /etc/vfstab File
  • Establish Quotas for individual users
  • Turning Quotas on and off
  • Turning on Quotas for ZFS
  • Setting ZFS Quotas for users and groups
  • Check spaced used for users and groups
  • Exercise

Session 12: THE USER LOGIN ENVIRONMENT

  • Shell configuration
  • Shell variables
  • Command aliases
  • Executing commands
  • Creating a permanent environment (profiles and rc files)
  • Customising the environment
  • Exercise

Course Contents - DAY 5 Session 13: MANAGING PROCESSES

  • Introduction to process management
  • The ps command
  • The prstat and top commands
  • The kill command
  • The 'p series of commands
  • Debugging processes
  • Background jobs
  • Using the cron processes
  • Cron files
  • Creating crontab entries
  • Amending existing crontab files
  • Crontab command options
  • The at command
  • Exercise

Session 14: NETWORKING ADMINISTRATION

  • Network addressing - IPv4
  • Network masks and subnets
  • Routing
  • Location of network information
  • SMF network properties
  • Network Profiles
  • Network Interfaces and Datalinks
  • Manual and automatic configuration
  • Managing Datalinks
  • Managing Interfaces
  • Exercise

Session 15: ADMINISTERING ZONES

  • Features and benefits
  • Configuration settings
  • Viewing a zone configuration
  • Starting up and shutting down zones
  • Logging in and out of a Zone
  • Monitoring a zone
  • Exercise
 

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