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Course Name:  Advanced System Administration For the Solaris 9 Operating Environment

Length: 4  days

Prerequisite:  Intermediate System Administration For the Solaris 9 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 restores

Course Description:
This course teaches advanced topics in Solaris system administration.  The operating system  will be Solaris 9 (SunOS 5.9)- 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 (310-015). 

Note: This course is also available for Solaris 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 9 Operating Environment
Course Outline

Advanced Installation
Performing a Flash Installation
         Describe a Flash install
         Manipulate a flash archive
         Using a flash archive for installation
Setting up an AutoClient Server
Adding AutoClient Support
How an AutoClient System Works
Setting up the AutoClient Server
Adding AutoClients to the Server
Booting an AutoClient System
Patching an AutoClient System

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

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

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
Use the SVM utilities to configure disks
         Distribute the state database replicas
         Build a mirror of the root (/) file system                                                                

Network Fundamentals
         Network Topologies                                                                                           
         Network Protocols                                                                                              
         Network Hardware                                                                                            
Configuring and Monitotring network interfaces
Planning the Network                                                                                              
Setting Up the Network                                                                                          
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 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 9 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