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Course Name:  Advanced System Administration For the Solaris 10 Operating Environment

Length: 4 1/2 days

Prerequisite:  Intermediate System Administration for the Solaris 10 Operating Environment
To succeed fully in this course, students should already know how to:
Manage files and directories Control the user work environmentArchive files Use remote commands Manage file systems Install software Perform system boot procedures   Perform user and security administration Manage network printers and system processes Perform system backups and restoresUnderstand system startup procedures and the SMF

Course Description:
This course teaches advanced topics in Solaris system administration.  The operating system  will be Solaris 10 (SunOS 5.10)- Sun's implementation of SystemV release4.  The course is taught on a Sun Sparc workstation. The objective is to prepare the student for the Certified Solaris System Administrator Examination – Part 2 (CX-310-202). 

Note: This course is also available for Solaris 9, 8, 7,  and 2.6

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

  • Describe network basics

  • Describe remote administration with the Solaris Management Console software

  • Manage virtual file systems and core dumps

  • Manage storage volumes

  • Control access and configure system messaging

  • Configure role-based access control (RBAC)

  • Set up name services

  • Perform advanced installation procedures

  • Configure the custom JumpStart procedure

  • Perform a Flash installation

Advanced System Administration For the Solaris 10 Operating Environment
Course Outline

Advanced Installation
Performing a Flash Installation
         Describe a Flash install
         Manipulate a flash archive
         Using a flash archive for installation
         WANboot Flash installation

Preparing a Custom Jumpstart Installation
What Happens During a Custom JumpStart Installation
Setting up the Server
Setting up the Install Server
Setting up the Boot Server
The rules File
         Validating the rules File
         Begin and Finish Scripts
Creating Profiles
         Profile Keywords
         Testing the profile
Example Jumpstart Installation

Introduction to Zones
Consolidation and Resource Management
Solaris Zones
        Types of Zones
                Zone States
        Zone Features
Non-global Zone Root File System Models
        Whole Root Zones
        Sparse Root Zones
Networking in a Zone Environment
Zone Daemons
Configuring a Zone
        The zonecfg Command
Viewing the Zone Configuration File
Installing a Zone
Booting a Zone
Halting a Zone
Rebooting a Zone
Deleting a Zone
Zone Login
        Initial Zone Login
        Using a sysidcfg File
        Logging in to the Zone Console
        Logging in to a Zone
        Running a Command in a Zone
Creating a Zone
Security Considerations when Using Solaris Containers

Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
Describe RBAC fundamentals
Overview of Roles
        Rights profiles
Using RBAC
        Manage RBAC by using the Solaris Management Console
        Manage RBAC by using the command line
Describe RBAC components and their interaction within RBAC
The Solaris Management Console  (SMC)
Describe the function of the Solaris Management Console
        SMC tools
        SMC commands
The SMC Toolbox
Using SMC
Customizing the SMC
Configuring Acess Control Lists (ACL’s)
Describe ACLs
Setting ACL’s
Manipulate ACLs using the command line
Manipulate ACLs using the File Manager graphic user interface (GUI)
Create default ACLs

Device Administration                                                                                                 
Device Drivers
Physical Device names
Device Auto-Configuration
Instance names
Major and Minor Device numbers
Logical Device names
Meta devices
Hardware Terminology                                                                                            
Software Terminology                                                                                            
        Service Access Controller (SAC)                                                                        
        Port Monitors                                                                                                     
                Port Monitor Tag (pmtag)                                                                              
                Service Tag (svctag)                                                                                     
        Administering Terminals, Modems, and Ports                                                       
                Adding a Modem Through the Admintool                                                        
                Service Access Facility (SAF)                                                                       
Setting Up Modems and Terminals by Using SAF                                                     
Adding a Terminal to a serial connection

Solaris Management Console
Customizing the Solaris Management Console
Introducing the Solaris Management Console Toolbox Editor
       Starting the Solaris Management Console
       Adding a Toolbox URL
       Adding a Tool
Adding Access to a Toolbox URL of a Solaris
       Management Console
       Adding Access to a Tool

Managing SWAP Space
Describe swap and virtual memory concepts
Configure and manage swap space

Managing Crash Dumps and Core Files
Manage crash dump behavior
Manage core file behavior

Using the Solaris Volume Manager Software
Describe redundant array of independent disks (RAID)
        Define each RAID configuration and where they are applicable
Describe Solaris Volume Manager software concepts
        SVM volumes
Use the SVM utilities to configure disks
        Planning your SVM Configuration
Metadisk driver
SVM Commands
Creating the State Database
Monitoring the state database
Creating a concatenated volume
Creating a soft partition
Expanding an SVM Volume
Creating a Mirror
Unmirroring a Non-critical File System
Mirroring the Root File System
Unmirroring the Root File System
Veritas Volume Manager                                                                                            

Network Fundamentals
        Network Topologies                                                                                           
        Network Protocols                                                                                              
        Network Hardware                                                                                            
Configuring and Monitoring network interfaces
Planning the Network                                                                                              
Setting Up the Network                                                                                          
Starting server process
        SMF on network services
        Network ports
        Starting services on well-known ports                                                                  
Network Security Files
The secure shell                                                                                                      
IP Addressing                                                                                                         
Name Service                                                                                                          
TCP/IP Commands (ie. telent, ssh, rlogin, rcp, rsh, rexec, ftp, rwho, finger)            
Network Maintenance

The NFS/AutoFS Environment
Servers and Clients
The benefits of NFS on Solaris
NFS Daemons
Setting up NFS
NFS Security
NFS logging
Mounting a Remote File System
        How to Enable WebNFS Access
        Using a Browser to Access an NFS URL
Describe the fundamentals of the AutoFS file system
        AutoFS Maps
        Master Map
        Direct Map
        Indirect Map
        When to use Automount

Name Services
Describe the Name Service concept
        Local files bs. A naming service
Structure of the NIS Network
        Server, slaves, and clients
Information Managed by NIS
Planning your NIS Domain
Configuring an NIS Master Server
        Creating the Master passwd File
        Creating the Master group File
        Creating the Master hosts File
        Other Source Files
        Preparing the Makefile
Setting Up the Master Server With ypinit
Starting and Stopping NIS on the Master Server
Name Service Switch
        Setting up NIS Clients
        Setting Up NIS Slave Servers
        Hierarchical Namespace
        NIS+ Tables
        NIS+ Security
        Configuring the DNS client
iPlanet Directory Server
        Setting up the LDAP client
Configuring System Messaging
Describe the fundamentals of the syslog function
        Important system log files
        Configure syslog messaging
Using the Solaris Management Console log viewer
Monitoring Users and System Usage
Monitoring loggins
Describe the trusted host
Securing and restricting super user access
Other security issues

Monitoring System Performance
Using Solaris tools to monitor system and network performance
        Solaris 10 performance measuring tools to monitor:
                Disk I/O
                RAM and SWAP

Overview of the Solaris Certified System Administrator Certification Process
Why become certified?
Overview of the testing process
How to prepare for the exams
What to expect on the exam