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Solaris Administration Essentials


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Advanced System Concepts for System Administrators

*Process concepts
*Shell command usage and review
*Optimizing system help information
*System administrator functions
*Using the root account
*Using the admintool graphical interface
*Manipulating system default environment files

System Installation and Updating

*Installation types and methods
*Installing the Solaris 10 operating system
*Upgrading to a newer version of Solaris 10
*Maintaining the system via patches
*Adding additional products to the system (packages)
*Reconfiguring the Solaris kernel via parameters

Startup and Shutdown

*Manipulating EEPROM commands and parameters
*Using the OpenBoot PROM commands
*Default bootstrap
*Boot to single-user mode
*Startup methods (SMF) and procedures
*Adding procedures to the startup mechanism
*Shutdown methods and control

Managing of System Users

*UID and GID concepts
*Creation of a user account
*Security through password aging
*Controlling access by groups
*Login sequence
*Setting up user environment files
*Using and maintaining user login files
*Viewing and controlling running processes
*Basic setup of the Common Desktop Environment
-dtlogin (login manager)
-dtsession (session manager)
-dtwm (workspace manager)
-(dtwm.fp) front panel layout
-(.fp and .dt files) controls and actions

Managing Printer Queues

*Creation of an execution print queue
*Commands to manipulate queues
*Commands to manipulate jobs in queues

Managing Disk and Tape Volumes

*Commands to manipulate disks/filesystems
*partitioning disk surfaces with format
*creating ufs file systems (newfs)
*manipulating file system structures
*verifying file system structures with fsck
*making file systems available to software (mount)
*Commands to manipulate tape volumes:
-tar utility
-ufsdump and ufsrestore utilities
-mt control program
*An introduction to ZFS

Monitoring System Activity

*Informational Utilities
*The vmstat utility
*The iostat utility
*The sar utility
*The netstat utility
*Maintaining swap and paging space(s)
*Building and using the top facility
*An introduction to kstat and DTrace

Maintaining System Integrity

*Login and user accounting
*Command/process level accounting
*Using cron tables

Network Setup and Configuration

*TCP/IP address selection
*Host names and related files
*Configuring network devices
*Network testing with ping
*Network utilities: telnet, rlogin, rcp, rsh