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Home > Training > Unix > Solaris 10 OE System Administration I Training

Solaris 10 OE System Administration I Training

Course#: SO112

The Solaris 10 OE System Administration I course teaches attendees how to perform the essential system administration tasks required to effectively manage a Solaris 10 system. Topics include the duties and responsibilites of a Solaris OE system administrator, installation of the Solaris 10 Operating Environment, system startup and shutdown, managing file systems, adding/deleting users, installing and administering local and network printers, managing processes, schedule jobs, backing up and restoring system and user data, package installation, and general administrative procedures.

This course is applicable to the Solaris 10 Operating Environment.

SO112 Solaris 10 OE System Administration I Training and Courseware

The Solaris 10 OE System Administration I course teaches attendees how to perform the essential system administration tasks required to effectively manage a Solaris 10 system. Topics include the duties and responsibilites of a Solaris OE system administrator, installation of the Solaris 10 Operating Environment, system startup and shutdown, managing file systems, adding/deleting users, installing and administering local and network printers, managing processes, schedule jobs, backing up and restoring system and user data, package installation, and general administrative procedures.

This course is applicable to the Solaris 10 Operating Environment.

What you will learn
 

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • state the duties and responsibilities of a Solaris OE system administrator.
  • install the Solaris operating environment.
  • start up and shut down a Solaris system for different operation levels.
  • add and delete user accounts and groups.
  • add and configure local and network printers.
  • create new filesystems, check the integrity of filesystems, and repair damaged filesystems.
  • identify Solaris floppy and tape device special files.
  • perform complete and incremental filesystem backups and restores.
  • install and update software packages.
  • use the cpio and tar archive programs for data storage and retrieval.
  • set up and use the cron and at facilities.
  • identify and correct common problems.
Audience
  This course is designed for new system administrators who will be performing essential system administration procedures on a Solaris 10 OE.
 
Prerequisites
 

Attendees should have completed the SO111 Introduction to the Solaris 10 Operating Environment course

or

have at least one year experience using a Solaris system, and know how to perform basic UNIX tasks as follows:

  • understand basic UNIX commands
  • use the vi text editor 6. read and interpret shell scripts
  • user the command line
  • interact with a windowing system
 
Duration
  Five days.

Outline of SO112 Solaris 10 OE System Administration I Training

Unit 1 - System Administration Unit Overview

 

  • The Duties of the System Administrator
  • Choosing a System Administrator
  • The root Login
  • Setting up a System Logbook
  • System Documentation
  • Other Recommended Books
  • Site Planning
  • Filesystem and Process Management
  • Standard Unix Directory Hierarchy
  • Mountable File Systems
  • Checking Filesystem Free Disk Space
  • File and Directory Attributes
  • Processes
    • Checking System Status
    • Monitoring System Load
    • Managing Processes
  • The Solaris Management Console

 

Unit 2 - Operating System Installation

 

  • Solaris OE Installation Types
  • Planning the Installation
  • Solaris 10 Operating Environment Installation
  • Installing Additional Packages
  • Post-Installation Tasks

 

Unit 3 - System Startup and Shutdown

 

  • Starting Up Solaris OE - SPARC
  • Bringing Up Solaris OE - x86
  • Booting the System - SPARC
  • Booting the System - Solaris x86
  • System Shutdown
  • The /usr/sbin/shutdown Command
  • Alternative Shutdown Commands
  • Understanding the Boot and Startup Sequence
    • Run-Levels
    • The /etc/init Process
    • System Initialization Example
    • Controlling init
    • Initialization Scripts
    • Multi-User Initialization
  • Understanding the Shutdown Sequence
    • The /etc/uadmin Command
    • Abnormal Shutdown

 

Unit 4 - The Service Management Facility

 

  • Service Management Facility Overview
  • Compare Run Levels and SMF Milestones
  • Use SMF Commands to Manage Services

 

Unit 5 - Configuring and Testing Devices

 

  • Define the Purpose of the Power On Self Test (POST)
  • Define the Purpose of the Device Configuration Assistant (DCA)
  • Describe Device Configuration Paths
  • Identify the System’s Boot Device
  • View and Change eeprom Parameters from the Shell
  • Interrupt an Unresponsive System

 

Unit 6 - User Account Management

 

  • Overview of User Accounts
  • User Account Files
  • Adding A User Account
    • The useradd Command
    • User and System Account Files
    • The /usr/bin/passwd Command
  • Adding a Group
    • The groupadd Command
  • Locking and Unlocking User Account
  • Modifying Account Information
    • The usermod Command
  • Modifying Group Information
    • The groupmod Command
  • Deleting a User Account
    • The userdel Command
  • Deleting a Group
    • The groupdel Command
  • Alternative User Account Management Faciltiies

 

Unit 7 - Managing Printers

 

  • Understanding the Print Spooling Mechanism
  • Installing a Printer
    • Local Printer
    • Network Printer
  • Starting and Stopping the Print Service
  • Setting the Default Printer
  • Submitting Print Jobs
  • Managing Print Jobs

 

Unit 8 - Filesystem Maintenance

 

  • Filesystem Features
    • Types of Files
    • Types of Filesystems on Solaris
    • File/Directory Manipulation
  • Hard Drive Partitioning
    • Slice Assignments
  • Mountable Filesystems
    • The /etc/vfstab File
    • The mount Command - Listing Mounted Files
    • Mounting a Filesystem
    • Unmounting a Filesystem
  • Restricting Mount Access to Removable Devices
  • The Volume Manager
    • The Volume Manager and Device Files
  • The sync Command
  • Filesystem Permissions
  • Filesystem Maintenance
    • fsck - Filesystem Check Command
  • Creating a Filesystem
  • Filesystem Management Commands

 

Unit 9 - Process Management

 

  • View system processes
  • Terminating Processes

 

Unit 10 - Disk & Tape Management

 

  • The I/O Subsystem
    • Character I/O
    • Device Types
    • Identifying Devices
  • Formatting Floppy Diskettes
  • Archive Programs
  • The cpio Command
  • The tar Command
  • Notes about Archives

 

Unit 11 - Backup & Restore

 

  • Backup Strategies
  • Backup Methods
  • The ufsdump Command
  • Suggested Dump Schedule
  • The ufsrestore Command
  • Create a UFS Snapshot
  • Backup a UFS Snapshot
  • Customized Backups

 

Unit 12 - Job Scheduling

 

  • The cron Daemon
  • The crontab Command
  • Submitting Jobs With at
    • Solaris SPARC & X86 Differences

 

Unit 13 - System Architecture Differences

 

  • Differences between the x64/x86-based system architecture and the SPARCbased system architectures.
  • Installation Differences
  • Managing Local File Systems Differences
  • Package Administration Differences
  • System Boot Procedure Differences
  • User and Security Administration Differences
  • Managing Network Printer and System Processes Differences
  • System Backups and Restores Differences

 

Appendix A - System Logbook

 

  • SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
  • Software Information
  • File System Layout
  • System Procedures
  • System Log
  • Miscellaneous
  • System Log

 

Appendix B - Answers to Review Questions

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