Solaris System Administrator II

This course is part II of a 2-part series for system administrators who need the advanced skills necessary to manage Solaris servers. In this course you will learn how to work with the hardware and file systems, tune the kernel, and configure the network for optimal reliability and performance. you will also learn how to set up and configure Solaris services like DNS, NFS, NIS, and NIS+. the course covers system monitoring and capacity/performance analysis. Lab exercises provide opportunities to apply news skills and to reinforce content covered in class.

  • Cost: Price on application
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • This course is not available as part of our public schedule but can be provided on a customised client specific basis.

PREREQUISITES:

Solaris System Administration II, Introduction to UNIX for Applications Developers, or, UNIX Introduction and KORN Shell Programming or equivalent experience.

SOLARIS HARDWARE:

INSTALLING SOLARIS:

  • Installation Choices
  • Creating an install Server

BOOTING SOLARIS:

  • Configuring the init Process
  • Starting and Stopping Services

Disks, Volumes, and File Systems:

  • File System Tuning
  • Factors Affecting Disk Performance
  • RAID

SOLSTICE DISKSUITE:

  • State Databases
  • Mirroring the Root Disk
  • Added Reliability
  • Managing Capacity Growth

WORKING WITH REMOVABLE MEDIA:

  • Working With Floppy Disks and CDs
  • File Manager
  • Volume Manager

SOLARIS KERNEL TUNING:

  • Tuning Pseudo-ttys
  • Semaphores and Shared Memory
  • The Kernel Panics

TRUSTED HOSTS, TELNET, AND FTP:

  • Managing Telnet Services
  • Managing FTP Services
  • Security

TERMINALS, MODEMS, AND X:

  • Managing Ports
  • Service Access Controller Administration
  • Managing Services With Admintool
  • The X Window System

DOMAIN NAME SERVICE:

  • Network Addressing
  • Domain Name Resolution
  • Starting and Running DNS
  • Configuring DNS Client Stations

FILE SHARING FROM SOLARIS:

  • Network File Services
  • Configuring NFS Shares
  • Automounter Master Map
  • Installing Samba

ACTIVITY AND PERFORMANCE MONITORING:

  • Basic System and Process Status
  • Process Accounting and Reports
  • System Activity Recorder/Reporter
  • Watching Memory With vmstat
  • monitoring I/O Activity With iostat
  • Watching Your System With perfmeter

SOLARIS SECURITY:

  • Security and Your System
  • Permissions
  • SUID Programs
  • Login Auditing
  • Managing Passwords