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Solaris 11 Systems
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price: £2525 + VAT
This course is being retired after October
This five-day course is designed to
cover the essential administration tasks for
those new to Solaris 11 systems administration.
It covers all basic administration functions,
with full hands-on experience at all stages.
The course is run using SPARC systems, with
fully detailed Intel examples and supplement
provided. (See topic list below). This
course provides training to a level needed for
the Oracle Certified Associate Oracle Solaris 11
System Administrator exam 1Z0-821; for full
details of the Solaris certifications, click
For administrators requiring advanced skills,
this course should be followed by the Solaris 11
Advanced System Administration course
(S11B), which provides training to the level
required for Oracle Certified Professional,
Oracle Solaris 11 System Administrator exam
This course is
comparable to the Oracle D72898 System
Administration for the Solaris 11 Operating
To attain a level of competence
performing Solaris administration tasks to that
defined in the Oracle Certified Associate Oracle
Solaris 11 System Administrator exam 1Z0-821
exam. This involves mainly essential local
administration and troubleshooting tasks.
bottom for special savings! For pricing for a course run
especially for your organisation, please see our
COURSE DATES: Being retired after the October
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booking and payment options, including
INTENSITY: About 30% of the
course is practicals, and 70% lectures.
RESOURCE: Each student will
have exclusive use of a SPARC Logical domain for
the duration of the course. Each student will be
provided with a full set of training notes.
PREREQUISITES: Knowledge of
Solaris up to a level taught in our Introduction
to Solaris (SI) course is important, and
some previous administration experience is
helpful. Please call if you require any advice.
PRACTICALS / TAKEAWAYS: Each
student leaves the course with their own set of
training notes for the material covered; around
120 pages per day of training, plus an
electronic copy of the notes which can be
enabled on a single laptop or PC.
Every student who attends
this course will be issued with a signed
certificate of course completion, which we
will be happy to "authenticate" upon
On this course, we hand out
a number of quick reference sheets to each
student on subjects such as vi and Unix
SOFTWARE VERSIONS: This
course is based on Solaris 11.3. The
course is run using SPARC systems, and a fully
detailed Intel supplement to the notes is
This course is not suitable for
other versions of Unix.
Control user access to Solaris 11 files and
Control and monitor system processes.
Schedule system tasks using crontab.
Generally monitor and troubleshoot system
events and performance.
Install Solaris 11 using the interactive
Use IPS (Image Packaging System) to manage
software packages and system updates.
Create and manage Boot Environments.
Manage system startup and shutdown.
Manage system services with SMF (Service
Management Facility), and implement new
Start up and shut down a system.
Provide and manage data storage services
Configure, create and use basic Solaris
Configure and manage physical network
Enable, configure and manage Secure Shell
Manage crash dumps and system dumps.
Manage user accounts and groups.
Install Solaris 11
Using the Interactive Installer
Preparation for the Installation.
Performing and Installation interactively.
and Updating Solaris 11 Using IPS
Package searching and listing facilities.
Installing packages and package groups.
Verifying the installation of packages
Using the packagemanager GUI.
Keeping the system up-to-date (No more
Create and manage Boot Environments.
System Startup and
shutdown, and managing system services with SMF
Managing and monitoring system services with
Integrating new services with an XML
manifest and control script.
System boot procedures, including boot
ZFS Storage Pools
Creating a ZFS Storage Pool from raw disk
Includes linear, raid 1 mirrors and raid Z
Adding capacity to a pool, and replacing
faulty components; how to use hot spares.
Displaying Pool status, and managing pool
Monitoring pool performance.
Destroying a pool.
(a.k.a. File Systems)
Creating and destroying datasets.
Displaying and changing the many dataset
properties, such as quotas, compression, etc.
Displaying dataset status and information.
Mounting and datasets.
Using ZFS Snapshots
Taking a snapshot of a dataset, including
Renaming snapshots, including recursively.
Destroy a snapshot, including recursive
snapshots; roll back to a snapshot.
Displaying snapshot information, such as
Creating a clone (a writeable fork of a
snapshot); promoting a clone.
Destroying a clone.
Define the configuration for a new zone, and
Install a new zone.
Access the zone.
Zone control, such as startup and shutdown.
Displaying and interpreting zone
Introduction to zone resource controls.
Physical Network devices.
Display datalinks with dladm.
Network profiles (dynamic and static).
Overview of NWAM (NetWork Auto Magic).
Configuring a network interface with ipadm.
Managing a network interface.
Validate network functionality.
User and group concepts.
Adding and removing users and groups.
Managing users and groups.
Password management, including aging.
Configuring the user environment (shell
Implementing disk quotas under ZFS datasets
(Both ZFS and User quotas are available)
Managing Access to
the system and directory structure
Login and password security fundamentals.
Replacing the Password encryption processes.
Testing and verifying secure access
to Files and directories
Protecting Files with Basic Permissions
using chmod and chown.
Identifying and guarding against
commands with a potential security risk.
Using simple ACL's (Access Control Lists).
Remote access using
Secure shell commands (ssh, scp and sftp)
The sshd daemon; configure, enable and
Configuring the client side.
Control and Manage
Display system processes with ps and top,
Manage system processes.
Kill a process.
Create modify crontab jobs for repetitive
Restricting access to crontab
Using at for one-off jobs.
System Logs, Kernel
Crash and Process Core Dump Files
System log processes and management.
Managing kernel crash dumps.
Managing process core dumps.
scenarios, hints and tips, etc. are an
inherent part of the course.
include boot problems, permissions issues,
user mis-configuration, software update
problems, network connectivity, and many
are not tackled separately, but as part of
the main course content, and in the context
of real practical examples.
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