Solaris 8 System Administration I
Length: 4 Days
Prerequisite: Solaris Fundamentals Course
It is assumed that the student has an understanding of UNIX. You must be familiar with basic UNIX commands, and the VI editor. The Solaris fundamentals course is recommended.
This course teaches basic topics in Solaris system administration. The operating system will be Solaris 8 (SunOS 5.8)- Sun's implementation of SystemV release4. The course is taught on a Sun Ultra System. The objective is to prepare the student for Administrering a Solaris 8 system.
This course meets all of the objectives for the Certified Solaris 8 System Administrator Examination – Part 1 (310-011).
Note: This course is also available for Solaris 9, 7, and Solaris 2.6
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Discuss Sun's client-server environment and other important system administration terms and concepts.
- Understand boot protocols and options and modify EEPROM boot parameters
- Understand the OpenBoot environment
- Start up, change run levels, and shut down a system (shutdown, init, halt, reboot).
- Understanding and controlling processes
- Understand the root (/) and /usr directory components.
- Use data access control to enhance file security (chmod).
- Set file permissions using ACLs (access control lists)
- Use maintenance commands to simplify system administration (find, cron, at).
- Send mail from the command line.
- Use Administration Tool and the command line to add user accounts and groups, and to add and manage local and remote printers.
- Customizing the user environment (local and global)
- Configure and manage print services
- Print text files using the command line interface.
- Understand the Solaris 8 device naming conventions
- Manage disk devices
- Understanding file systems
- Monitor and mount file systems Identify partitions and monitor disk space usage.
- Setup and verify partitions on disks using the format utility.
- Install the Solaris Operating Environment on a standalone system
- Install the operating system using WebStart
- Install and verify OS update patches Compress and send binary files (tar, compress uuencode).
- Load additional and unbundled software packages.
- Maintain file systems (fsck).
- Setup system security.
- Auditing users
- Perform backup and restore procedures (ufsdump,ufsrestore, tar, cpio, pax).