Solaris 10 Systems Administration
Alternative price: £1300
price: £2525 + VAT
This course is now retired
This five-day course is designed to
cover the essential network and advanced
administration tasks confronting today's Sun
network systems administrators, and is an
extension to our Solaris 10 System
Administration (Part 1) course which
covers all the basic issues.
This course covers networking from initial
connection through basic commands, security,
monitoring and up to Network File System (NFS)
and the LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access
protocol) name service.
The advanced topics include the Solaris Volume
manager, Jumpstart (automated installs), Zones,
and Live Upgrade, all with full hands-on
experience at all stages.
This course is comparable to the Oracle
D61738GC10 (was SA-202-S10) course and leads
to the Solaris Certified Administrator (Part
2) exam 1Z0-878.
A further Solaris Network
Administration course is also available
for those requiring training to Oracle Solaris
Certified Network Administrator level.
Our Solaris courses are suitable
training for Solaris Certification
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OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
Takes trainees who have completed
10 System Administration (Part 1) course
and adds network and advanced administration
knowledge to their portfolio.
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INTENSITY: About 30% of the
course is practicals, and 70% lectures.
RESOURCE: Each student will
have exclusive use of a Sun workstation for the
duration of the course. Each student will be
provided with a full set of training notes
relating to the course, and quick reference
cards to assist with file editing and Unix
PREREQUISITES: Knowledge of
Solaris up to a level taught in our Introduction
to Solaris and Solaris 10 System
Administration (Part 1) courses is
important. Please call if you require any
This course is part of a program
which can lead you to Solaris Certification
and prepares you for the Solaris Certified
Administrator Part 2 exam.
A further course which will be of
interest is Solaris Network
Administration, a 5-day course leading to
the Solaris Certified Network Administrator
PRACTICALS / TAKEAWAYS: Each
student leaves the course with his own set of
training notes for the material covered; around
120 pages per day of training.
|Every student who attends
this course will be issued with a signed
certificate of course completion, which we
will be happy to "authenticate" upon
SOFTWARE VERSIONS: This
course is based on Solaris 2.10 (Solaris 10,
Update 11) For training in earlier release such
as Solaris 8 and 9 please contact us.
TOPICS COVERED ON THE COURSE
- Configuring a machine's IPv4
interfaces manually for network connection,
with many ifconfig examples.
- Discovering network interfaces with
- Understanding Internet Address
classes and CIDR, and formulating Internet
- Configuring logical interfaces.
- IPMP (Multipathing) configuration and
operation (Failover and load spreading)
- Network basic commands and the
associated security files. Using Secure
- Network daemons. inetd.and SMF
(Service Management facility). The inetadm
and inetconv commands. TCP wrappers.
- Network Monitoring utilities (snoop,
netstat, traceroute, nmap, ethereal, etc)
Network File System (NFS)
- Overview. Benefits and uses of
NFS. Sharing file systems and managing
an NFS server.
- The /etc/dfs/dfstab and
- NFS clients. The mount command.
- NFS security. NFS logging. NFS
- The NFS automounter (AutoFS).
Starting and stopping autofs.
- Automount maps - indirect, hosts, and
- Failover entries in maps. Using
variables and wildcards in maps.
- Modifying automount options in
/etc/default/autofs. Using SMC with NFS.
- NFSv4 features.
SAMBA Server Overview
- A brief overview of this powerful and
impressive free open-source server now
included with Solaris 10, which effectively
turns a Solaris machine (or other UNIX/Linux
machine) into a Windows NT file server.
- A working SAMBA installation will be
created, with graphical configuration using
swat via a web browser.
Overview of Solaris name
- NIS. NIS+, LDAP and DNS - how they
work, advantages and disadvantages of each.
- The Name Service Switch and
- The Name Service Cache Daemon (nscd).
- Configuring clients to use DNS name
LDAP Name Services
- Introduction to LDAP.
- Data examples. DIT and data
- Servers and clients. Planning and
- Sun Java Directory Server. Directory
Server Components. Directory Server
Download. Distribution unpacking.
- Running idsktune.
- Directory Server basic setup,
testing, getting status information, adding
- Using idsconfig to populate the
server with standard name-service data.
- Create a server instance. Backing up
a server instance.
- Directory Server Proxy.
- Adding a client machine.
- - Running ldapclient.
- - Listing LDAP data from the client.
- - LDAP client files.
- LDAP utilities - ldapaddent,
ldaplist, ldapadd, ldapmodify.
- Directory Service Control Center.
- Enabling Services under the SMF. SMF
XML Manifest file ds6.xml.
- Server Backup and Restore
- Server Replication - Reference only.
Server Replication Tasks.
- Microsoft Active Directory (ADS)
Solaris Management Console
- Installation. Configuration of extra
toolboxes for use with multiple servers
- Using the toolbox editor.
Swap Management and
- 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
- The coreadm and dumpadm commands.
Solaris Volume Manager
(SVM) and RAID
- Describe RAID levels. Describe the
features of SVM.
- Implement SVM on a Solaris system.
The metadevice state databases.
- Creating concatenated and striped
- Creating and adding mirrors. removing
mirrors. taking mirrors off-line.
- Hot Spares.
- Expanding file systems with growfs.
- Using the GUI to perform SVM tasks
and monitor SVM status.
Role-based Access Control
- RBAC facilities. Applying rights and
roles to users.
- Using the GUI smc to manage RBAC.
- Using the command line to manage
- RBAC files and directories.
- Features of Solaris zones. The uses
for zone partitioning.
- Configure, install and boot
- Pre-configuring zone installation
- Adding additional directories and
resources to an existing zone.
- Controlling zone resource
- Moving, renaming, cloning and
- Running Linux, Solaris8 and Solaris 9
zones. (Branded zones).
- Package and patch issues with zones.
- Zone FAQ.
System Messaging and Log
- System logging (syslogd) operation.
- The syslog.conf configuration file
- Using the logger command to add
messages to logs
- Using the smc log viewer.
- Log file management with crontab.
- Jump Start Overview.
- Build servers. Copying Solaris to
- Creating rules and profiles for
automatic building of SPARC and Intel
- Using DHCP to support Jumpstart
- Booting and building from the network
interactively and automatically.
- Using Jumpstart to build a ZFS-based
- Overview. Creating a Flash archive.
- Modify the JumpStart files to use a
flash archive for installation.
- Modifying flash installs. Performing
a flash install.
- ZFS and flash installs.
Introduction to the Apache
- Apache Web Server installation and
- Installing a custom web site.
Enabling the Jakarta Tomcat java facility.
- Examples of common Apache
- Live Upgrade overview and benefits..
Live Upgrade commands.
- What can be upgraded? Hardware and
software requirements, including patch
- Using lucreate to create an alternate
boot environment (BE) from a running system.
- Upgrading the boot environment:-
- - from Solaris 8 or 9 to Solaris 10.
- - to a later release of Solaris 10.
- Maintaining boot environments with
patches and software packages.
- Activation of a boot environment.
Reverting to a previous boot environment.
- Using Live Upgrade to migrate to a
ZFS root pool.
- Creating and using differential flash
archives in a Live Upgrade environment.
- Jumpstart and Live Upgrade.
Network Information Service
(NIS) - These notes are included for
reference purposes only.
- Introduction. Creating a
fully-functioning NIS service.
- Using the ypinit command to create
Master and Slave servers.
- Updating the NIS information from the
- Using SMC with NIS to manage users,
groups and hosts.
- Adding NIS clients. NIS file
- Creating and using netgroups with
- Adding your own data to NIS.
Modifying the NIS Makefile. Disabling NIS.
Note:- Several additional topics
are covered on this course compared to
Oracle's such as IPMP, SSH, SMF for network
services, Samba and Apache.