Solaris 10 OE System Administration II Training

Course #:SO113

Solaris 10 OE System Administration II Training

This course provides information and hands-on exerciese for performing Solaris OE advanced system administration tasks. Attendess will learn how to use the Solaris Management console, manage software, perform hard drive management, set up auto mounting filesystems, set up and use Role Based Access Control, configure the system logging facility, identify methods of securing a Solaris system, and perform system troubleshooting and correct problems.

This course is applicable to Solaris 10 Operating Environment.

What you will learn

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

  • Set up and use the Solaris Management Console.
  • Install and update software packages.
  • Install patches on the operating system and installed applications.
  • Set up Network File System Shares.
  • Set up the Auto Mounting facility.
  • Install new hard drives.
  • Partition hard drives.
  • Create new filesystems on new or existing hard drives.
  • Manage swap space.
  • Set up and use Role Based Access Control.
  • Set up and use the System Logging Facility.
  • Identify Solaris Security Issues.
  • Determine if a system has been compromised.
  • Implement system security recommendations.
  • Troubleshoot and correct system problems.
  This course is designed for system administrators who will be performing advanced system administration procedures on a Solaris 10 OE.

Before attending this course, the attendee should:

Have completed the SO112 - Solaris 10 OE System Administration I course


Have 6 months experience as a Solaris system administrator

  Five days.

Outline of Solaris 10 OE System Administration II Training

Unit 1 - The Solaris Management Console


  • The Solaris Management Console Overview
  • Why Use the Solaris Management Console?
  • Solaris Management Console Organization
    • Changing the Solaris Management Console Window
    • Solaris Management Console Documentation
  • Adding Tools to the Solaris Management Console
    • How to Add a Legacy Tool to a Toolbox
  • Troubleshooting the Solaris Management Console


Unit 2 - Software Management


  • Overview of Software Packages
  • The Software Installation Database
  • Signed Packages and Patches
  • Tools for Managing Software Packages
  • Guidelines for Adding Software Packages
    • Key Points About Adding Software Packages
  • Guidelines for Removing Packages
  • Using an Administration File
    • Administrative File Example
    • Using a Response File
  • Package Tools
  • Installing A Package Using The pkgadd Command
    • Alternate Installation Methods
  • Obtaining Package Information Using The pkginfo Command
  • Obtaining Package Information Using The pkgparam Command
  • Checking A Package Using The pkgchk Command
  • Removing A Package Using The pkgrm Command
  • Package Administration Using admintool
  • Package Administration Using prodreg
  • Package Installation Using Web Start
  • Patch Management
    • What Is a Patch?
    • What Is a Signed Patch?
  • Accessing Solaris Patches
  • Patch Management Tools
    • Features of Solaris Patch Manager Tool
  • Selecting the Best Method for Adding Signed Patches
  • Patch Pro Patch Manager
    • How to Download the Patch Management Tools From SunSolve Online
    • How to Install and Configure the Patch Management Tool
  • Installing Patches Using the SMC
    • Analyizing and Adding Patches
    • List of Recommended Patches
    • Download Patches
    • Specifying a Backout Directory
    • List of Patches
    • Installing Patches


Unit 3 - Network File System


  • NFS - Network File System
  • NFS Terminology
  • NFS Daemons
    • Controlling NFS Daemons
  • File System Sharing and Exporting
  • NFS Commands and Files
  • The /usr/sbin/share Command
  • Additional Resource Sharing Related Commands
    • The /etc/dfs/dfstab File
  • The /etc/mount Command
    • Notes on NFS File System Options
  • Configuring NFS
  • Setting Up the NFS Server
  • Setting Up A NFS Client
  • Removing a NFS Resource


Unit 4 - Auto Mounting File Systems


  • What is Automounting Filesystems?
  • How AutoFs Works
  • The Navigation Process
    • The /etc/auto_master File
    • The /etc/auto_home File
    • Notes About NIS
  • Automounting User Home Directories
    • Exporting the Users Home Directories
  • Changing the Users Home Directory
  • Setting up The Automount Maps


Unit 5 - Hard Drive Management


  • Hard Drive Management
  • Installing the Drive
    • Installing a Hard Drive - General
    • IDE Drive Installation Notes
    • SCSI Drive Installation Notes
    • Post Installation
  • Partitions and Slices
    • Slice Naming
  • Slice Assignments
    • SPARC Slices
    • x86 Slices
  • Determining Slice Information
    • Creating Slices
    • Creating Slices Using fmthard
  • Creating the Filesystems
    • Labeling A Filesystem
    • Checking the New Filesystem
  • Mounting the New Filesystem
    • Verifying the Mount
  • Notes About New Filesystems
    • The lost+found Directory
    • Filesystem Permissions
    • The /etc/vfstab and /etc/mnttab Files
  • The /etc/vfstab File
  • Unmounting a Filesystem
  • Logical Volumes
    • Concatenation and Striping
  • Installing Solstice DiskSuite 4.2.1
    • Getting Solstice DiskSuite 4.2.1
    • Installing Solstice DiskSuite 4.2.1
    • Post-Installation Procedures
  • Creating Logical Volumes
  • Managing Pseudo Filesystems
    • The Cache File System
    • The Temporary File System
    • The Loopback File System
    • The Process File System
  • Swap Space
    • Swap Space and Virtual Memory
    • Swap Space and the TMPFS File System
    • Determining if More Swap Space is Needed
    • How Swap Space Is Allocated
    • The /etc/vfstab File
    • Planning for Swap Space
    • Monitoring Swap Resources
  • Adding More Swap Space
    • Creating a Swap File
    • Activating the Swap File.
    • Updating /dev/vfstab
    • Removing Extra Swap Space


Unit 6 - Role Based Access Control


  • Overview of Role-Based Access Control
    • The Extended User Attributes Database
    • The Authorizations Database
    • The Execution Profiles Database
    • The Execution Attributes Database
  • How to Assume Role-Based Access Control
    • Tools for Managing Role-Based Access Control
  • Managing Roles
    • Modifying a Role
    • Deleting a Role


Unit 7 - System Logging


  • The syslogd Facility
  • The /etc/syslog.conf File
    • syslogd Functions
    • syslogd Actions
  • Log Messages Security
  • Message Storage Policy
  • Prepare Files To Store Log Messages
  • Configuring syslogd
  • Marking Messages
  • Starting, Stopping, and Restarting the syslogd Facility
  • Testing the syslogd Configuration
  • Additional syslogd Information


Unit 8 - Creating Custom JumpStart Configurations


  • Describe the JumpStart configurations
  • Implement a basic JumpStart server
  • Set up JumpStart software configuration alternatives
  • Configuring JumpStart servers to support PXE installations
  • Troubleshoot the JumpStart configurations
  • Configure a naming service to support JumpStart


Unit 9 - Performing a Flash Installation


  • Describe the Flash installation feature
  • Manipulate a Flash archive
  • Use a Flash archive for installation


Unit 10 - System Troubleshooting


  • System Efficiency
  • System Troubleshooting
  • Recovering From System Problems
  • Troubleshooting a System Crash
    • What to Do if the System Crashes
    • Gathering Troubleshooting Data
    • System Crash Checklist
    • Viewing System Messages
    • How to View System Messages
  • Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Software Problems
    • What to Do If Booting/Rebooting Fails
    • What to Do if a System Hangs
    • What to Do if a File System Fills Up
    • Troubleshooting Backup Problems
    • Troubleshooting File Access Problems
    • Solving File Access Problems
    • Forgotten Root Password or Corrupted Password File(s)
  • Recovering from a Corrupted Root Filesystem


Unit 11 - Architecture Differences between SPARC and X86 Solaris


  • Virtual File Systems and Core Dumps Differences
  • Storage Volumes Differences
  • Controlling Access and Configuring System Messaging Differences
  • Performing Advanced Installation Procedures Differences
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