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Solaris 8 System Administration I


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Length: 4 Days

Prerequisite: Solaris Fundamentals Course

Recommendation Statement:
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.

Course Description:
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).