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Sun Microsystems Solaris 9: System Administration I

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Agenda

To describe how to install the Solaris operating environment and OpenBoot firmware on a standalone system
  • Introduction to OpenBoot - describe the PROM boot and to explain the OpenBoot standard.
  • OpenBoot PROM commands - explain the use of OpenBoot commands.
  • OpenBoot and devices - describe OpenBoot devices.
  • Using OpenBoot PROM commands - use the OpenBoot environment.
  • Planning an installation - plan a Solaris installation.
  • Solaris 9 software groups - describe the different software groups available for the installation of Solaris.
  • Choosing a software group and estimating disk space - select an appropriate software group and estimate the required disk space for a Solaris 9 installation.
  • The Solaris 9 boot process - describe the Solaris 9 boot process.
  • Web Start installation - describe how to perform a Web Start installation of Solaris 9.
  • Installing Solaris 9 with Web Start - install Solaris 9 with Web Start.
  • Installations using suninstall - describe how to perform a suninstall installation of Solaris 9.
  • Installing Solaris 9 with suninstall - install Solaris 9 using suninstall.
  • Network and JumpStart installations - explain the network and JumpStart methods for installing Solaris 9, as well as how to perform live upgrades.
  • Choosing Solaris 9 installation methods - choose an appropriate installation method for Solaris 9.
To describe how to manage Solaris user accounts and processes and how to install and administer Solaris packages
  • The Solaris login process - explain how to log in and out of a Solaris system and how to change a login password.
  • Setting up user accounts in Solaris - explain how to add user accounts to a Solaris system.
  • User and group account information - describe the contents of the /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, and /etc/group files.
  • Managing user and group accounts in Solaris - explain how to manage user and group accounts.
  • Adding and modifying group accounts in Solaris - add and modify a user group in Solaris.
  • Solaris 9 initialization files - explain the functions of the different initialization files and how to customize the Solaris user environment.
  • Solaris process management - perform basic process management in Solaris 9.
  • Reporting active process statistics in Solaris - explain how to report active process statistics in Solaris.
  • Killing a Solaris process - kill a process in Solaris.
  • Automatic command execution in Solaris - explain how to schedule jobs for automatic execution.
  • Using the at and crontab commands in Solaris - schedule jobs using the at and crontab commands.
  • Solaris 9 package administration - describe how to display, add, and remove software packages in Solaris 9 using commands.
  • Solaris 9 package administration using GUIs - describe how to display, add, and delete software packages in Solaris 9 using GUIs.
  • Installing a new package in Solaris 9 - add a software package using the pkgadd command and check its details.
  • Solaris 9 patch administration - discuss how to source software patches and describe their characteristics.
  • Working with patches in Solaris 9 - explain how to check, install, and remove patches.
  • Installing and removing a patch in Solaris 9 - manage patches in Solaris.
  • Overview of printing - explain new features of the Solaris 9 print process and the Solaris tools for managing printers.
  • Printer installation - explain the Solaris print process and how to set up and use a printer.
  • Installing printers - set up a printer using the Solaris Print Manager.
  • Printer administration - explain how to manage printers and print services.
  • Administering printers - administer printers in Solaris 9.
To describe system operations in Solaris 9
  • New Features in Solaris 9 - know the new features in Solaris 9
  • Solaris system administration terminology - understand Solaris system administration terminology.
  • Working with manual documents in Solaris - use the manual documents in Solaris.
  • Viewing manual pages in Solaris - view manual pages in Solaris.
  • Using basic command syntax in Solaris - use basic command syntax in Solaris.
  • Using commands with arguments in Solaris - navigate through directory trees using absolute and relative pathnames.
  • File types and functionality in Solaris - perform basic file management operations in Solaris.
  • Identifying file types in Solaris - list directory contents and display file properties.
  • Using the vi editor in Solaris - use basic vi commands.
To explain how to manage devices, to describe the file systems that Solaris supports, and to explain how to create a backup strategy
  • Disks and slices - explain how Solaris manages disk space and how to install a new hard disk.
  • The format command - explain how to use the Format utility to configure and manage devices.
  • Partitioning a disk - partition a disk using the Format utility.
  • Solaris file systems - describe the purpose, features, and functions of disk-based, distributed, and pseudofile systems in a Solaris operating environment.
  • File management utilities - explain how to use the Solaris file management utilities.
  • Creating a UNIX file system - create and mount a UNIX file system (UFS) and unmount an existing file system.
  • File system usage and checking - check a file system using fsck, resolve file system inconsistencies, and monitor file system usage using associated commands.
  • Running fsck - check a file system using the fsck command.
  • Backup strategies and media - explain how to develop an appropriate backup strategy.
  • Backup utilities - explain how to use the Solaris backup utilities.
  • Restoring a file system - explain how to perform UFS file system restores and special case recoveries.
  • Backing up files in Solaris - back up files in Solaris.
To explain the use of Solaris GUI management tools
  • Introduction to the Solaris Management Console - describe the Solaris Management Console and its components.
  • Using the SMC - explain how to launch the Solaris Management Console and the features that it provides.
  • Using the SMC command-line interface - add a user and a group using the Solaris Management Console command-line interface.
  • The Solaris Management Console GUI - explain how to use the Solaris Management Console GUI.
  • Using the Solaris Management Console GUI - use the Solaris Management Console GUI.
  • Introduction to the Admintool - explain the use of the Admintool.
  • User and software management with the Admintool - explain how to manage users and software packages using the Admintool.
  • Using the Admintool - manage users and software packages using the Admintool.
To explain basic Solaris security and file access control
  • Security overview - explain how to secure a Solaris system and the new security features that Solaris 9 supports.
  • System access and logging - view login and system access information and to disable logins for a Solaris system.
  • Monitoring and logging system access - monitor and log users' access to a Solaris system.
  • File permissions - explain special Solaris permissions and file permissions.
  • Changing file permissions - use the chmod and ls commands.
  • Introduction to access control lists - explain access control lists and their use.
  • Reading, creating, and modifying access control lists - read, create, and modify access control lists.
  • Modifying an access control list - use the setfacl and getfacl commands to modify an access control list.
  • Remote access methods - describe Solaris 9 remote access methods.
  • Using the ssh command - use the ssh command.
  • The Solaris ftp facility - explain ftp in Solaris 9.
  • Using ftp - use the ftp utility.

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