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Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration

Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration hands on training, key fundamentals for those who are new to Solaris 11 Systems.

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Learning Objectives

Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration course is a five day course providing hands on practical training for delegates wanting to learn the core skills and those working towards Oracle Solaris 11 Systems Administration certification (exam 1Z0-821).

Our Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration course uses version Solaris 11 (SunOS 5.11) and is run using SPARC systems.

Pre-Requisites

Knowledge of Solaris
Previous administration experience is helpful. 

Course Content

Oracle Solaris 11 Systems Administration Course Contents 

Installation

  • Preparation for the Installation.
  • Performing and Installation interactively.
  • Post-install verification.
  • Using Interactive Installer

    Managing Software, and Updating Solaris 11 Using IPS

    • Repositories.
    • Package searching and listing facilities.
    • Installing packages and package groups.
    • Verifying the installation of packages
    • Uninstalling packages.
    • Package Manager GUI.

    System Startup and shutdown, and managing system services with SMF

    • Managing and monitoring 
    • Integrating new services with an XML manifest and control script.
    • System boot procedures, including boot troubleshooting.
    • Shutdown procedures.

    Configuration of ZFS Storage Pools

    • Creating a ZFS Storage Pool from raw disk devices.
    • Includes linear, raid 1 mirrors and raid Z devices.
    • Adding capacity to a pool, and replacing faulty components; how to use hot spares.
    • Displaying Pool status, and managing pool properties.
    • Pool performance.
    • Destroying a pool.

    ZFS Datasets (File Systems)

    • Creating and destroying datasets.
    • Displaying and changing 
    • Displaying dataset status and information.
    • Mounting and datasets.

    Using ZFS Snapshots and Clones

    • Taking a snapshot of a dataset, including recursive snapshots.
    • Renaming snapshots, including recursively.
    • Destroy a snapshot, including recursive snapshots; roll back to a snapshot.
    • Displaying snapshot information, such as space usage.
    • Creating a clone (a writeable fork of a snapshot); promoting a clone.
    • Destroying a clone.

    Configuring and Managing Zones

    • Define the configuration and verify.
    • Install 
    • Access 
    • Zone control
    • Displaying and interpreting zone configurations.
    • Monitoring zones.
    • Zone resource controls.

    Configuring a Physical Network devices.

    • Display datalinks with dladm.
    • Network profiles (dynamic and static).
    • Overview of NWAM (NetWork Auto Magic).
    • Configuring a network interface with ipadm.
    • Managing a network interface.
    • IPMP overview.
    • Validate network functionality.

    User Account management

    • User and group concepts.
    • Adding and removing users and groups.
    • Managing users and groups.
    • Password management, including aging.
    • Configuring the user environment (shell profiles)
    • Implementing disk quotas under ZFS datasets (Both ZFS and User quotas are available)

    Managing Access to the system and directory structure

    • Login and password security fundamentals.
    • Replacing the Password encryption processes.
    • Testing and verifying secure access controls.

    Controlling Access to Files and directories

    • Protecting Files with Basic Permissions using chmod and chown.
    • Identifying  and guarding against commands with a potential security risk.
    • Using simple ACL's (Access Control Lists).

    Remote access using Secure Shell

    • Secure shell commands (ssh, scp and sftp)
    • The sshd daemon; configure, enable and disable.
    • Configuring the client side.

    Control and Manage System Processes

    • Display system processes with ps and top, etc.
    • Manage system processes.
    • Kill a process.

    Managing the crontab system

    • Create modify crontab jobs for repetitive tasks.
    • Restricting access to crontab
    • Using at for one-off jobs.

    System Logs, Kernel Crash and Process Core Dump Files

    • System log processes and management.
    • Managing kernel crash dumps.
    • Managing process core dumps.

    Troubleshooting

    • Troubleshooting scenarios, hints and tips, etc. are an inherent part of the course.
    • Typical scenarios include boot problems, permissions issues, user mis-configuration, software update problems, network connectivity, and many others.
    • These issues are not tackled separately, but as part of the main course content, and in the context of real practical examples.

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