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Home > Training > Unix > Solaris OE System Administration Training

Solaris OE System Administration Training

Course#: WA1310

Attendees of this course will learn how to perform the basic day-to-day system administration tasks required on the Solaris Operating Environment. Topics include system start up, and shut down, adding/deleting users, installing terminals, modems, and printers, backing up and restoring system and user data, application package installation, security, and general administrative advice.

What you will learn:

 

After Completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • State the duties and responsibilities of a system administrator
  • Install the Solaris Operating System
  • Start up and shut down a Solaris system gracefully
  • Add and delete user accounts and groups
  • add and configure terminals and printers
  • Create new filesystems, check the integrity of filestystems, and repair damaged filesystems
  • Identify Solaris floppy and tape device special files
  • Perform cmplete and incremental filesystem backups and restores
  • Unse the cpio and tar archive programs for data storage and retrieval
  • Set upa nd use the cron and at facilities
  • Identify and correct common problems.

 

Duration

 

Five days.

Outline of WA1310 Solaris OE System Administration Training

UNIT 1 – SYSTEM ADMINSTRATION UNIT OVERVIEW

 

  1. Unit Overview
  2. The Duties of the System Administrator
  3. Choosing A System Administrator
  4. The root Login
  5. Setting up a System Logbook
  6. System Documentation
  7. Other Recommended Books
  8. Site Planning
  9. Filesystem and Process Management
  10. Standard Unix Directory Hierarchy
  11. Mountable File Systems
  12. Checking Filesystem Free Disk Space
  13. Disk Usage – The du Command
  14. File and Directory Attributes
  15. Processes
  16. Checking System Status
  17. Monitoring System Load
  18. Managing Processes
  19. Helpful Commands
  20. admintool – Graphical User Interface Administration Tool
  21. The Solaris Management Console
  22. Performing System Administration Tasks
  23. Unit Review
  24. Unit Review Questions

 

UNIT 2 – OPERATING SYSTEM INSTALLATION

 

  1. Introduction
  2. Solaris OE Installation Types
  3. Planning the Installation
  4. Solaris 8/9 Operating Environment Installation
  5. Installing Additional Packages
  6. Post-Installation Tasks
  7. Unit Review

 

UNIT 3 – SYSTEM STARTUP AND SHUTDOWN

 

  1. Unit Overview
  2. Starting Up Solaris OE-SPARC
  3. Bringing Up Solaris OE – x86
  4. Booting the System – SPARC
  5. Booting the System – Solaris x86
  6. System Shutdown
  7. The /usr/sbin/shutdown Command
  8. Alternative Shutdown Commands
  9. Unit Exercise – Part 1
  10. Events Which Occur During Startup
  11. Run Levels
  12. The /etc/init Process
  13. System Initialization Example
  14. Controlling init
  15. Initializing Scripts
  16. Multi-User Initialization
  17. Shutdown Revisited
  18. The /etc/uadmin Command
  19. Abnormal Shutdown
  20. Unit Review
  21. Unit Exercise

 

UNIT 4 - USER ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

 

  1. Unit Overview
  2. Overview of User Accounts
  3. User Account Files
  4. Adding a User Account
  5. User and System Account Files
  6. The /usr/bin/passwd Command
  7. Locking and Unlocking User Accounts
  8. Modifying Account Information
  9. The groupmod Command
  10. Deleting a User Account
  11. The groupdel Command
  12. Alternative User Account Management Facilities
  13. Unit Review
  14. Unit Exercise

 

UNIT 5 – TERMINALS AND PRINTERS

 

  1. Unit Overview
  2. Installing a Terminal
  3. Serial Ports
  4. RS-232 Communications
  5. Serial Cable Configurations
  6. Terminals
  7. Service Access Facility
  8. The Service Access Controller
  9. Port Monitors
  10. Port Services
  11. SAF Configuration Files
  12. SAF Administrative Files
  13. SAF Initialization
  14. The ttyp Monitor (ttymon)
  15. Defining tty Parameters
  16. The sttydefs Program
  17. sac Adminstration
  18. Creating a Port Monitor
  19. Port Monitor Management
  20. The ttyadm Program
  21. The pmadm Command
  22. Terminal Troubleshooting
  23. Managing Serial Ports Using admintool
  24. Using Solaris Management Console to Manage Serial Ports
  25. Overviw of the Print Spooling Mechanism
  26. How the Print Spooling Mechanism Works
  27. Printer Installation and Configuration
  28. Setting Up the Print Spooler
  29. Administering Printers Using the GUI Printer Administration Tool
  30. Unit Review
  31. Unit 5 Review Questions

 

UNIT 6 – FILESYSTEM MAINTENANCE

 

  1. Unit Overview
  2. Filesystem Features
  3. Types of Files
  4. Types of Filesystems on Solaris
  5. File/Directory Manipulation
  6. Hard Drive Partitioning
  7. Slice Assignments
  8. Mountable Filesystems
  9. The /etc/vfstab File
  10. The mount Command – Listing Mounted Files
  11. Mounting a Filesystem
  12. Unmounting a Filesystem
  13. The Volume Manager
  14. The Volume Manager and Device Files
  15. The sync Command
  16. Filesystem Permissions
  17. Periodic Cleanup of Filesystems
  18. Filesystem Maintenance
  19. fsck – Filesystem Check Command
  20. Creating a Filesystem
  21. Filesystem Management Commands
  22. Unit Review
  23. Unit Review Questions

 

UNIT 7 – DISK & TAPE MANAGEMENT

 

  1. Unit Overview
  2. I/O Subsystem
  3. Character I/O
  4. Device Types
  5. Identifying Devices
  6. Formatting Floppy Diskettes
  7. Archive Programs
  8. The cpio Command
  9. The tar Command
  10. Notes About Archives
  11. Unit Review

 

UNIT 8 – BACKUP & RESTORE

 

  1. Unit Overview
  2. Backup Strategies
  3. Backup Methods
  4. The ufsdump Command
  5. Suggested Dump Schedule
  6. The ufsrestore Command
  7. Customized Backups
  8. Unit Review
  9. Unit Exercise

 

UNIT 9 – JOB SCHEDULING

 

  1. Unit Overview
  2. The cron Daemon
  3. The crontab Command
  4. Submitting Jobs With at
  5. Unit Review

 

UNIT 10 – SYSTEM EFFICIENCY & TROUBLE ANALYSIS

 

  1. Unit Overview
  2. System Efficiency
  3. Recovering From System Problems
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