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Managing Solaris 11 for Experienced Solaris 10 Systems Administrators

Course Details

Name Managing Solaris 11 for Experienced Solaris 10 Systems Administrators
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Virtual Classroom
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£1297.00 +vat
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Course ID:
480154

Overview

This course presents the essential differences between administrating Solaris 10 and the Solaris 11 Operating Systems.  The course covers skills and tasks that are new or are changed in Solaris 11 from Solaris 10. The course also covers tasks in Solaris 11 that replace previous Solaris 10 tasks.

This hands-on course is intended to provide experienced 10 system administrators with practical experience in carrying out similar or related tasks they are currently managing but on a Solaris 11 system.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Installing the Solaris 11 Operating system
  • Software Package Administration using IPS
  • Management and configuration of the Image Packing System (IPS)
  • Installing Solaris on remote systems using the new Automated Installer
  • Administering the network
  • Creating Virtual Networks
  • Configuring Network Failover
  • SMF fault notification
  • Assigning users administration tasks with sudo

Who will the Course Benefit?

This Managing Solaris 11 for Experienced Solaris 10 Systems Administrators course is aimed at IT staff who need to understand the essential differences in carrying out their current tasks in a Solaris 11 environment.

Learning Objectives

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the delegate should be able to install a Solaris 11 system, manage software packages with IPS, install remote systems automatically,  configure the Solaris 11 network environment, create a virtual network, manage network failover, configure SMF to report service faults automatically,  assigns users administration tasks with sudo and describe other differences between Solaris 11 and Solaris 10.

Pre-Requisites

Requirements

Recent experience of administrating a Solaris 10 system including network configuration, SMF, ZFS and Zones.

Follow-On Courses

  • Solaris Advanced Shell Programming Tools
  • Apache Web Server
  • Oracle SQL
Notes:
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.

Course Content

Day 1

Course Introduction

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

Session 1: INSTALLING 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
  • Migrating from Solaris 10

Session 2: 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 3: CONFIGURING THE IMAGE PACKAGING SYSTEM IPS

  • Configuring a local IPS repository
  • Configuring the repository server
  • Configuring access from network clients to a local IP repository
  • Installing signed packages
  • Publisher properties for signed packages
  • Managing package publishers
  • Managing multiple boot environments
  • Exercise

Session 4: INSTALLING SOLARIS 11 USING THE AUTOMATED INSTALLER

  • Introduction to the Automated Installer (AI)
  • Obtaining the AI
  • Setting up the requirements for the AI
  • Creating the installation service
  • Testing the first client
  • Tailoring AI to the requirements of the install client
  • Installation of software on the client
  • Specifying repositories
  • Specifying packages to install
  • Migrating Jumpstart configuration files to AI
  • Exercise

Day 2

Session 5: NETWORKING ADMINISTRATION

  • Location of network information
  • Network services and SMF
  • Network properties and SMF
  • Network Profiles
  • Network Interfaces and Datalinks
  • Manual and automatic configuration
  • Managing Datalinks
  • Managing Interfaces
  • Swap and Dump files
  • Exercise

Session 6: VIRTUAL NETWORKS

  • What is a Virtual Network?
  • Internal Virtual Networks
  • External Virtual Networks
  • Creating and Configuring a Virtual Network Device
  • Post Configuration Procedures
  • Exercise

Session 7: CONFIGURING NETWORKS AND NETWORK FAILOVERS

  • Configuring systems on a local network
  • Managing the network configuration profiles
  • Manual mode network configuration
  • Configuring link aggregations
  • Configuring IP multipathing (IPMP)
  • Exercise

Day 3

Session 8: FILE SYSTEM ISSUES

  • ZFS features
  • UFS support
  • Migrating UFS file systems to ZFS
  • ZFS User home directories
  • Exercise

Session 9: SMF

  • Fault Notification
  • Fast Boot
  • Exercise

Session 10: SECURITY WITH SUDO

  • Assign users administration tasks with the sudoers file
  • Running administration tasks with the sudo command
  • Exercise

Session 11: MISCELANEOUS FEATURES

  • Monitoring processes with the top command
  • Booting from the installation media for system recovery
  • CUPS print management system
  • Print commands
  • RBAC attribute files
  • Zone features
  • Zones and networking
  • Root Login and Roles
  • Default shell
  • Virtual Console terminals
  • Documentation for Solaris 11
  • Exercise

Virtual Training

Description:

Quite simply, delegates based at home or in their office (or anywhere where there is an internet connection) link into a live instructor led class via their browser.

 

Using our Virtual Classroom Connect solution, the remote (virtual) delegate will connect to the training room via the internet, where they will be able to see, hear and interact with the instructor and, if it is a scheduled course, the classroom based delegates. They will be able to see all trainer demonstrations, slides and whiteboard work and also have access to the practical workshops/labs as though they were attending in the classroom.

 

Virtual delegates can interact during the sessions, joining in discussions with the trainer and, if relevant, the other delegates. If preferred, delegates can raise questions via the text-based virtual interface where the trainer can answer either in a private one to one conversation or to the class in general.

 

 

Headsets (please note that delegates must provide their own headsets for Virtual courses)

We strongly recommend that the delegates attending this training have high quality headsets, which have noise cancelling microphone capability. This is to enable them to clearly hear the course delivery and contribute effectively within the class setting, ensuring clear reciprocal communication between lecturer and delegates throughout the course.

 

Electronic Course Materials

Delegates will be accessing Electronic Course Material throughout the course. To achieve an optimum learning experience, we highly recommend that the delegates have access to a second screen in order to view their course materials separately from their main screen.

 

Optional Additional Service (Printed Course Materials)

In addition to providing electronic course materials, Printed Course Materials can also be provided at an extra cost per manual supplied. The fee charged includes the cost of couriering the printed course materials to the training venue. Please advise at the time of booking if this optional additional service is required.

 

  

VIRTUAL SOLUTION (REMOTE ACCESS SERVICE)

 

To support the practical workshops/labs element of the Virtual Solution, we provide a Remote Access service whereby the delegates connect to servers or individual systems hosted in our London office.  This eliminates the expense of couriering systems to clients’ sites and the uncertainty associated with using clients’ own systems.  Clients will still need to provide a system for the delegates, however these systems will only require one of the following (freely available) connection tools installed: ssh client (eg putty), VNC viewer (eg UltraVNC) or the Windows Remote Desktop client.

 

For the Remote Access solution, we recommend a fast internet connection and minimum of Windows 7 with 4Gb Ram.  Delegates can also connect using Apple MAC or Unix/Linux based client systems and similar connection software.  Depending on the course being delivered there may be further requirements (such as minimum screen resolution, supported browsers etc).  If there are further requirements, a member of our technical team will advise accordingly once we have a clearer understanding of the systems being provided by the client for the training.

 

The client is responsible for the provision, technical setup, installation, testing and connectivity of the training systems to our servers or individual systems in London prior to the training commencing. Performance will be dependent on a good internet connection from the client’s site. As with all internet access, because the internet is outside of our control we are unable to guarantee response times.

 

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM CONNECTION TEST (ADOBE CONNECT WEB SERVICE)

 

We are responsible for providing the Adobe Connect software and Remote Access to the labs/workshops for the course.  To guarantee the successful delivery of the course, each delegate will need to carry out the required pre-course connectivity tests to both the Adobe Connect server and the labs/workshops server well in advance of the course start date.

 

Before we can fully commit to this training being delivered using Remote Access, it would be necessary to test the connectivity between our servers or individual systems hosted in our London office and the delegate's training systems.  We also need to ensure that the delegates can connect onto the course that they will be attending via the Adobe Connect server.

 

To enable the delegates to carry out the required connectivity tests, our booking procedures will provide connection details for the training prior to the event start date. All connectivity tests will need to be carried out well in advance of the training delivery date.

 

Please note, these tests must be performed on the computer system the delegate will be using on their training course and from the same location where they will be sitting during their course attendance.

 

 

This is to ensure that the delegates have the correct levels of software required on their systems. In the instance where their system may not have the required software, they have the ability to download it onto their system (the delegate may need to discuss this with their technical support if they are attending their course within an office environment).

 

This also confirms if the Adobe Connect web service is able to work through any firewalls the delegates’ company may have in place. Details of any required software is provided as and when the test is run.

 

Note: The delegate's systems will also need a working sound card.

 

To run the Adobe Connect connectivity test from their designated system and location, the delegate should use the following link:

http://admin.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

 

Below is a link to a QuickStart guide that delegates attending courses using Adobe Connect may find useful:

http://seminars.adobe.acrobat.com/vqs-participants/

 

NOTES

 

  • The client will be responsible for all the setups for the delegate's systems including user logins, permissions, etc.

 

  • The client will need to carry out the required Remote Access and Adobe Connect connectivity tests as outlined above. These tests will need to take place well in advance of the training delivery date.

 

  • Training cannot be undertaken using the client’s systems without discussion taking place between our technical team and the client with regard to the systems being provided.

 

  • We strongly recommend that the delegates attending this training are provided with high quality headsets, which have noise cancelling microphone capability. This is to enable them to clearly hear the course delivery and contribute effectively within the class setting, ensuring clear reciprocal communication between lecturer and delegates throughout the course.

 

  • Delegates will be accessing Electronic Course Material throughout the course. To achieve an optimum learning experience, we highly recommend that the delegates have access to a second screen in order to view their course materials separately from their main screen.

 

  • If the client is unable to provide suitable systems for this training course, then pre-configured systems could be provided or the course could be delivered at one of our training centres. Please refer to your account manager for further details.

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