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Solaris System Administration
Training Course

A 3-day intensive UNIX Oracle Overview
2007-2016 by Burleson Corporation

This course is taught at your Company site with up to 20 students. 

Click here for on-site course prices



Key Features

* Installation of Solaris 10

* Managing local disk devices

* Managing UFS file systems.

* Perform system boot procedures.

* Security Administration

* Managing Network devices

* System backups and restores.


This course gives you experience with the most essential system administration tasks in the Solaris 10 OS. You will be instructed in crucial system management skills including: managing local disk devices, managing UFS file systems, installing and removing Solaris packages and patches, performing system boot procedures. The course also covers user and security administration, managing network printers and system processes, and performing system backups and restores.

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Students who can benefit from this course include system administrators who are preparing to perform essential system administration procedures in the Solaris OS.

This course was designed by Donald K. Burleson, an acknowledge leader in Oracle UNIX  database administration.  Author or more than 20 database books, Burleson was chosen by Oracle Press to write five authorized editions, including Oracle UNIX Administration Handbook and High-Performance SQL tuning.  Burleson has over a decade of real-world DBA experience in Oracle features and shares his Oracle secrets in this intense Oracle UNIX training.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course the student will be able to manage file systems, perform system boot procedures, perform user and security administration, 
manage system processes, perform system backups and restores. 

Solaris System Administration

© 2007-2016 by Donald K. Burleson


Introducing the Solaris 10 OS Directory Hierarchy
Describe / (root) subdirectories
Describe file components
Describe file types
Use hard links

Managing Local Disk Devices
Describe the basic architecture of a disk
Describe the naming conventions for devices
List devices
Reconfigure devices
Perform hard disk partitioning
Manage disk labels
Describe the Solaris Management Console
Partition a disk by using the Solaris Management Console

Managing Solaris OS File Systems
Describe Solaris OS file systems
Create a new ufs file system
Check the file system using the fsck command
Resolve file system inconsistencies
Monitor file system use

Performing Mounts and Unmounts
Identify mounting basics
Perform mounts
Perform unmounts
Access a mounted CD-ROM
Restrict access to a mounted CD-ROM
Access a CD-ROM without Volume Management

Installation Requirements for the Solaris 10 OS
Identify fundamentals of DVD installation
Solaris 10 OS installation and upgrade options
Hardware requirements for Solaris OS installation

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 the fundamentals of patch administration
Install and remove patches and patch clusters

Configuring DNS
Describe the DNS basics
Configure the DNS server
Troubleshoot the DNS server using basic utilities

Configuring NTP
Identify NTP basics
Configure an NTP server
Configure an NTP client
Troubleshoot NTP

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

Using GRUB
Introduction to GRUB
Influencing boot behavior with GRUB

Performing Boot and Shutdown Procedures
Describe the features of the Service Management Facility
Identify run level fundamentals
Compare run levels and SMF milestones
Identify the phases of the boot process
Use SMF administrative commands
Control boot processes
Perform system shutdown procedures

Performing User Administration
Describe user administration fundamentals
Manage user accounts
Manage initialization files

Introducing System Security
Monitor system access
Switch users on a system
Control system access
Restrict access to data in files

Controlling System Processes
View system processes
Kill frozen processes
Schedule an automatic one-time execution of a command
Schedule an automatic recurring execution of a command

Configuring and Using Printer Services
Identify network printing fundamentals
Configure printer services
Administer printer services
Start and stop the line printer (LP) print service
Specify a destination printer
Use the LP print service

Backing Up a Mounted File System With a UFS Snapshot
Create a UFS snapshot
Back up the snapshot file

Performing File System Backups and Restores
Identify the fundamentals of backups
Back up an unmounted file system
Restore ufs file systems
Explain disaster recovery fundamentals


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