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Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration

The Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration course provides an intensive hands-on experience, working with complex and integrated administration concepts. The course builds on the system administration skills taught in the Oracle Solaris 11 Fundamentals for System Administrators course.

This course highlights an array of advanced subjects and technologies, such as installing Oracle Solaris 11 using the Automated Installer (AI), using the Image Packaging System (IPS) for package management, configuring zones and virtual networks, and configuring IP multipathing. You also learn how to secure the system through the use of privileges and auditing and how to manage processes and evaluate system resources. You are also shown the tools you need to effectively and efficiently troubleshoot system failures.

Learn To:

  • Use AI to install the OS on multiple hosts
  • Manage packages quickly and efficiently
  • Configure network and traffic failover
  • Manage services and service properties
  • Configure zones and the virtual network
  • Use ZFS to manage business application data

Target Audience:

  • Data Center Manager
  • System Administrator
  • Support Engineer
  • Technical Consultant
  • System Integrator

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Manage business application data
  • Create an Oracle Solaris 11 virtual network
  • Configure Oracle Solaris zones
  • Configure SMF services
  • Configure privileges
  • Manage the Image Packaging System (IPS)
  • Configure Role Based Access Control
  • Manage processes and priorities
  • Configure system resources
  • Monitor system performance
  • Configure system messaging
  • Run system diagnostic tools
  • Troubleshoot system failures
  • Install the Oracle Solaris 11 operating system using the automated installer

Pre-Requisites

Required Prerequisites:

  • Experience with Oracle Solaris Zones
  • Knowledge of the ZFS file system

Those delegates who are attending via either virtual or extended classroom will be required to provide either dual monitors or single monitor plus a tablet device.

Course Content

Installing Oracle Solaris 11 OS on Multiple Hosts

  • Installing Oracle Solaris 11 Using the Automated Installer
  • Building an Oracle Solaris Image

Managing the Image Packaging System (IPS) and Packages

  • Building an Image
  • Installing and Managing Packages
  • Managing Package Publishers

Managing Business Application Data

  • Managing devices in a ZFS Storage Pool
  • Managing ZFS Properties
  • Configuring Data Backup and Restore

Configuring Network and Traffic Failover

  • Configuring Systems on a Local Network
  • Configuring Network Auto-Magic
  • Configuring Network File System
  • Implementing Link Fail-over Using IPMP
  • Maintaining an IPMP Group
  • Configuring Probe-based Failure Detection
  • Monitoring an IPMP Group

Configuring Zones and the Virtual Network

  • Configuring Virtual Network Components
  • Creating Zones with VNICs
  • Allocating Resources to a Zone

Managing Services and Service Properties

  • Configuring SMF services
  • Troubleshooting the SMF Services

Configuring Privileges and Role Based Access Control

  • Configuring and Managing Privileges
  • Configuring and Using RBAC

Securing System Resources Using Solaris Auditing

  • Configuring Solaris Auditing

Managing Processes and Priorities

  • Managing System Processes
  • Managing Process Scheduling Priority
  • Managing the Scheduling Class of a Zone
  • Monitoring the Fair Share Scheduler
  • Configuring the Fair Share Scheduler

Evaluating the System Resources

  • Configuring System Resources
  • Monitoring System Performance

Monitoring and Troubleshooting System Failures

  • Configuring System Messaging
  • Running System Diagnostic Tools
  • Configuring System Crash Facilities
  • Configuring Dump Facilities for Business Application Failure
  • Troubleshoot Oracle Solaris 11 Failures
  • Reporting a Problem

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Virtual Classroom

Virtual classrooms provide all the benefits of attending a classroom course without the need to arrange travel and accomodation. Please note that virtual courses are attended in real-time, commencing on a specified date.

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