Oracle Solaris 10 Systems Administration Part 2

Course code: OS0010

5 days £1,800.00

iTrains Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration course is ideal for those with Solaris System experience wanting to learn more about configuring and administering an Oracle Solaris 10 system.

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Who Should Attend?

  • System Administrator
  • Support Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Data Center Manager


Knowledge of Solaris

Previous administration experience

Course Contents

Oracle Solaris 10 System Administration Part 2 training course is a five day hands on practical course providing delegates with advanced knowledge of Solaris 11 Advanced Administration. Following on from the Solaris 10 System Administration Part 1 course, this course covers essential network and advanced areas of administration and configuration. This course is ideal for those working towards Oracle Certified Professional Oracle Certified Administrator (Part 2) exam 1Z0-878.

Oracle Solaris 10 Systems Administration Part 2 Course Contents

Network Interface Configuration Primer

  • Configuration
  • Network interfaces 
  • Internet Addresses
  • Configuring logical interfaces.
  • IPMP,configuration and operation 
  • Network basic commands 
  • Network daemons
  • Network Monitoring 

Network File System 

  • Overview
  • The /etc/dfs/dfstab and /etc/dfs/sharetab files.
  • NFS clients
  • NFS security
  • NFS automounter 
  • Automount maps
  • Failover entries 
  • Modifying 
  • NFSv4 features

SAMBA Server 

  • Overview 
  • SAMBA installation 

Solaris name services

  • Overview
  • NIS. NIS+, LDAP and DNS
  • Service Switch
  • Service Cache 

DNS clients

  • Configuring clients to use DNS name service.


  • Introduction 
  • Data examples.
  • Servers and clients.
  • Sun Java Directory Server. 
  • Running idsktune.
  • Directory Server
  • Using idsconfig to populate the server with standard name-service data.
  • Server instance.
  • Directory Server Proxy
  • Adding a client machine.
  • LDAP utilities
  • Directory Service Control Center.
  • Enabling Services under the SMF. SMF XML Manifest file ds6.xml.
  • Server Backup and Restore
  • Server Replication 
  • Microsoft Active Directory (ADS) integration pointers.

Solaris Management Console

  • Installation and Configuration 
  • Toolbox editor.

Swap Management and Configuration

  • Virtual memory
  • Creating new swap slices and files.
  • Adding swap details to /etc/vfstab

Crash dumps and core files

  • Overview
  • The coreadm and dumpadm commands.

Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) and RAID

  • Overview
  • Implement SVM on a Solaris system. 
  • Creating concatenated and striped metadevices.
  • Creating and adding mirrors. removing mirrors. taking mirrors off-line.
  • Hot Spares.
  • Expanding file systems with growfs.
  • SVM tasks and monitor SVM status.

Role-based Access Control (RBAC)

  • RBAC facilities. 
  • Rights and roles to users.
  • Using the GUI smc to manage RBAC.
  • Using the command line to manage RBAC.
  • RBAC files and directories.

Solaris Zones

  • Features 
  • Configure, install and boot zones. 
  • Pre-configuring zone installation information. 
  • Adding additional directories and resources to an existing zone.
  • Controlling zone resource limitations.
  • Moving, renaming, cloning and migrating zones.
  • Running Linux, Solaris8 and Solaris 9 zones. 
  • Package and patch issues with zones.
  • Zone FAQ.

System Messaging and Log Management.

  • System logging (syslogd) operation.
  • Configuration file directives.
  • Using the logger command to add messages to logs
  • Using the smc log viewer.
  • Log file management with crontab.

Automatic Solaris Installation (Jumpstart)

  • Overview.
  • Build & Copy
  • Creating rules and profiles 
  • Using DHCP to support Jumpstart clients.
  • Booting and building from the network interactively and automatically.
  • Using Jumpstart to build a ZFS-based root system.

Flash Installs

  • Overview
  • Creating a Flash archive
  • Modify the JumpStart files to use a flash archive for installation.
  • Modifying flash installs
  • Performing a flash install
  • ZFS and flash installs.

 Introduction to the Apache web server

  • Apache Web Server installation and activation.
  • Installing a custom web site.
  • Jakarta Tomcat java facility.
  • Examples of common Apache configuration directives.

Live Upgrade

  • Live Upgrade overview and benefits and commands.
  • What can be upgraded? Hardware and software requirements, including patch levels.
  • Using lucreate to create an alternate boot environment (BE) from a running system.
  • Upgrading the boot environment, 8 or 9 to Solaris 10 or later version.
  • Maintaining boot environments with patches and software packages.
  • Activation of a boot environment. Reverting to a previous boot environment.
  • Using Live Upgrade to migrate to a ZFS root pool.
  • Creating and using differential flash archives in a Live Upgrade environment.
  • Jumpstart and Live Upgrade.

Network Information Service (NIS) - These notes are included for reference purposes only.

  • Introduction
  • Creating NIS service.
  • Using the ypinit command to create Master and Slave servers.
  • Updating the NIS information from the command line.
  • Using SMC with NIS to manage users, groups and hosts.
  • Adding NIS clients. NIS file policies.
  • Creating and using netgroups with /etc/netgroup.
  • Adding your own data to NIS. Modifying the NIS Makefile. Disabling NIS.
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