Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration

Course code: OS0012

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 11 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 11 Advanced System Administration training is a five day hands on practical courses providing delegates with advanced knowledge of Solaris 11 Advanced Administration.

Following on from the Solaris 11 System Administration course, this course covers advanced areas of administration and configuration. This course is ideal for those working towards Oracle Certified Professional Oracle Solaris 11 System Administrator exam 1Z0-822

Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration Course Contents 

Managing the Image Packaging System

  • Configure local IPS release and support repositories.
  • Access and install Oracle key and certificate files 
  • Configure client access
  • Signed packages 
  • Administering package publishers.
  • Managing multiple Boot Environments 

Automating Solaris 11 installation of multiple systems

  • Automated Installation of Solaris 11 using the AI
  • Creating AI manifests and packages, plus client configuration profiles.
  • Building a custom Solaris image using the distribution constructor.

Configuring ZFS for Business Application Data

  • Configuring data redundancy with Storage Pools.
  • Backup and restore 
  • Advanced dataset properties.
  • Failure and recovery scenarios.
  • Sharing data with NFS (Network File System)
  • Configuring basic CIFS (Common Internet File System, a.k.a. SMB) shares.
  • Introduction to the CIFS client-side in Solaris 11

Configuring Network and Implement Network Failover

  • Local network configuration; static and dynamic network profiles.
  • Using NetWork Auto-Magic (NWAM) for automatic network configuration.
  • Using link aggregations for failover and extra bandwidth.
  • Implementing network link failover using IPMP (Internet Protocol Multi-Pathing).
  • Creating, configuring and monitoring an IPMP Group.
  • Testing failover.

Configuring Virtual Network, including Zones.

  • Creating and configuring a virtual network interfaces (VNICs).
  • Configuring VNICs in zones.
  • Resources configuration in a zone.
  • Managing VNIC resources.

Managing Systems Services and Service Properties in the SMF (Service Management facility)

  • Creating and configuring SMF services.
  • SMF properties and how to use them.
  • Troubleshooting and recovering failed SMF services.

Configuring Privileges and Role-Based Access Control, and the sudo command

  • Configuring and Using RBAC (Role Based Access Control).
  • Assign rights profiles and Authorisations to users.
  • Configure new rights profiles.
  • Create Administrative Roles, and assign rights.
  • Understand and configure privileges; identify privilege aware commands.
  • Assign privileges to users and roles.
  • Configure and use the sudo command.

Using Solaris Auditing to monitor and record user actions.

  • Implementing, configuring and enabling auditing.
  • Using and understanding audit data generated by the audit system.

Managing Processes and Scheduling Priorities

  • Overview of process scheduling features.
  • Configuring process scheduling priority.
  • Enabling the Fair Share Scheduler (FSS).
  • Configure the scheduling class of a zone.

Basic System Resource controls

  • System Resource principles.
  • Monitoring System Performance.
  • Examples of system resource control commands.
  • Project creation and project parameters.

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Process and System Failures

  • Configuring system messaging (syslog).
  • Managing log rotation tasks.
  • Controlling process and system crash dumps, i.e. core files and kernel panic dumps.
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