High Park Farm
Notts NG23 7NZ.
Transition to Solaris 11 (from
(New Features in Solaris 11)
First Alternative price: £1495 Vendor
price: £3050 + VAT
This course is intended for
Solaris 10 Administrators who wish to quickly
get up to speed with the new features of Solaris
11 (Now 11.3). It covers all the major new
facilities, in a workshop environment, providing
extensive hands-on practicals.
This course is similar to Oracle's Transition to
Oracle Solaris 11 (ID: D73488GC10 ) but
considerably less expensive. This course
provides preparation for the Upgrade to Solaris
11 Systems Administrator (1Z0-820) exam.
New Solaris 11.3 features are included in this
bottom for special savings! . For pricing
for a course run especially for your
organisation, please see our custom page
(If you can't find a suitable date, call or email us - we
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and payment options, including multiple
RESOURCE: Each student will
have exclusive use of Solaris LDOMs for the
duration of the course. Each student will be
provided with a full set of training notes
relating to the course. A Solaris on Intel
system is also provided for sharing between
PREREQUISITES: This course
is suitable only for experienced Solaris 10
administrators. Please call 01636-893673 if in
FOLLOW UPS: First
Alternative offers an extensive range of Solaris
courses. A natural follow-up to this course
would be the Solaris
Utilities and Shell Programming course
(suitable for those who wish to become
proficient with Solaris utilities and
Bourne/Korn shell programming) course.
Solaris administrators would also find our Perl
Programming courses to be of benefit. Linux courses are also available, from
Introduction to Linux through to Linux Advanced
PRACTICALS / TAKEAWAYS: Each
student leaves the course with their own set of
notes for the material covered; around 120 pages
per day of training.
Every student who attends
this course at our training centres will
be issued with a signed certificate of
course completion, which we will be happy
to "authenticate" upon future request.
The examples from this
course are available (via the internet) to
students who have attended.
SOFTWARE VERSIONS: This
course is suitable for Solaris 11.3 and earlier
COURSE PROFILES: During the
course, the student will learn from many
practical examples written for this course and
supplied in the manual. For ease of use during
and after the course, we have provided these
TOPICS COVERED ON THE COURSE
Introduction to the new Solaris 11 operating
system changes and enhancements.
Considerations for a transition from Solaris
10 to 11.
Solaris 11 Installations
Preparations for installation.
Overview of install methods.
Review of installation using the interactive
installer (SPARC and Intel).
Installation with AI media (automated installer)
(SPARC and Intel).
Using Text and AI media for troubleshooting, etc.
Automated network installs, and how to migrate
Solaris 10 Jumpstart rules, sysidcfg and profiles.
Using the distribution constructor to build custom
Solaris images and ISOs.
Unified Archives; creating clone and recovery
archives. Create bootable media from archives.
Deploying unified archives using AI, and in zones.
Overview of the IPS ( Image Package System).
Review of using basic pkg commands to list
packages and package information.
Installing, verifying, fixing and removing
Package group managemnt.
Using the packagmanager GUI.
IPS repository management, including the creation
and use of local release and support repositories.
Best practises for keeping a system up-to-date.
How to update to Solaris 11.3.
Manage Boot Environments.
Boot environments in Solaris 11 compared to Live
Upgrade in Solaris 10.
Managing BE's with beadm.
BE's and IPS - how they interact.
Changes in Zones.
Overview of new zone features.
Creating and managing zones, including the use of
AI (The Solaris 11 Auto Install feature).
Creating a branded Solaris 10 zone, including p2v
and v2v conversions.
NFS server now supported in a non-global zone.
Immutable (Read-only) zones.
Virtual Network features in zones. (VNICs).
Monitor zone resources.
Network Features and Changes.
Day-to-day network configuration and management
The new ipadm and enhanced dladm command.
The new network virtualisation features including
VNICs and Etherstubs.
Network Auto-Magic (NWAM). Now called Reactive
Implement IPMP (Internet Protocol Multi-Pathing)
and Link Aggregations for network high
Data Link Multipathing (DLPM) aggregations ( a
facility unique to Solaris 11)
Use network bandwidth control and flows, and
ipadm and IPv6.
Using a variety of new network monitoring
Disk Storage Enhancements
Overview of the new and changed features.
ZFS snapshot changes.
ZFS zpool split - the ability to split a mirror
from a pool, then import it.
ZFS shadow migration.
ZFS sharing with NFS and CIFS.
Describe the COMSTAR (COmmon Multiprotocol Scsi
Implement iSCSI including target and initiator
System Security New Features and Changes
Overview of the new security features.
Overview of the Solaris 11 Cryptographic
Configure ZFS data encryption, and create an
encrypted file system.
System integrity using the Basic Audit Reporting
Tool (BART), including report customisation.
Immutable (read-only) zones.
The Audit recording system, with full practical
New Solaris 11 compliance features such as
General Changes and minor enhancements.
Changes in SMF such as storage of properties, and
System Backup and Recovery - how to take a full
ZFS root filesystem backup, and how to restore it.
Role Based Access Control (RBAC) - With the
Solaris Management Console (SMC) now abandoned in
Solaris 11, how is RBAC managed?
An extensive section covers the creation and
management of RBAC rights and profiles.
Solaris 11 Features not covered in other
Unified archive creation and deployment - a new
mechanism to capture clone and backup system
Deploying systems using Unified archives,
including zones. Creating bootable media from
System backup and Recovery (i.e. A full Solaris 11
CIFS network file sharing.
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