Oracle Solaris 10 Containers Administration

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Oracle Solaris Containers Administration

Description: The Oracle Solaris Containers Administration course offers a practical, guided experience working with Oracle Solaris Containers, the Oracle virtualization feature comprised of Oracle Solaris Zones and Oracle Solaris Resource Controls. Containers are used to create isolated environments for running applications, and enable server consolidation with low overhead. In this course, you gain the knowledge critical to properly implement and manage these important capabilities in the Oracle Solaris Operating System.

Duration: 3 Days

Audience:

  • System Administrator

Required Prerequisites:

  • Perform basic UNIX tasks
  • Use the vi text editor
  • Describe UNIX devices and common administration concepts
  • Administer systems at a level consistent with having completed the Solaris System Administration parts 1 and 2 courses
  • Network Administration for the Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System (SA-300-S10)
  • System Administration for the Solaris 10 OS Part 2 (SA-202-S10)

Suggested Prerequisites:

  • Administer the Oracle Solaris 10 operating system

Course Objectives:

  • Configure lx branded zones
  • Describe Solaris zones architecture and configure zones
  • Connect storage to zones
  • Manage packages and patches when zones are present
  • Configure persistent resource pools
  • Migrate physical Solaris systems into Zones
  • Configure many zone resource management features
  • Perform zone advanced network management
  • Rename, move, clone, and migrate Solaris zones
  • Back up and restore zones

Topics:

Virtualization Trends in the Datacenter

  • Describe the need for virtualization
  • Describe the benefits of a dynamic datacenter
  • Describe Oracle virtualization technologies

Describing Solaris Zones and Containers

  • Identify the features of Solaris Zones partitioning technology
  • Describe when zone partitioning is used
  • Describe zone types
  • Identify zone daemons
  • Describe zone models
  • Describe zone networking
  • Describe zone states
  • Differentiate between a zone and a container

Creating, Installing, and Booting Zones

  • Configure zones
  • Install zones
  • Boot zones
  • Halt a zone
  • Access a running zone from the global zone
  • Complete zone system identification steps in various ways

Connect Storage to Zones

  • Describe different ways to make storage available to zones
  • Use UFS with zones
  • Use LOFS with zones
  • Use ZFS with zones

Managing Packages and Patches Within Zones

  • Describe the Oracle Solaris Zones software package management features
  • Add packages to zones
  • Remove packages from zones
  • Describe the Oracle Solaris Zones software patch management features
  • Apply patches to zones, including using the zones parallel patching enhancement for all Solaris 10 releases
  • Remove patches from zones
  • Identify Solaris update methods available on systems with non-global zones installed

Configuring Persistent Resource Pools

  • Describe resource management concepts
  • Describe resource pool concepts
  • Determine which resource pool configuration is appropriate
  • Configure a persistent resource pool
  • Bind one or more zones to a persistent pool

Configuring Resource Management With Zones

  • Describe new zone resource management features in the Oracle Solaris 10 OS
  • Describe and implement use of the Fair Share Scheduler class
  • Configure temporary resource pools using zone configurations
  • Configure CPU shares for zones
  • Configure memory capping for zones
  • Configure an absolute fine-grained cap on the amount of CPU resources that can be consumed by a zone

Performing Zone Advanced Network Management

  • Describe IP multi-pathing (IPMP)
  • Configure IPMP to support a shared-IP zone
  • Configure exclusive-IP zones
  • Configure IPMP with exclusive-IP zones

Renaming, Moving, Cloning, and Migrating Zones

  • Rename zones
  • Move a zone to another location on the same system
  • Clone a zone
  • Migrate zones from one machine to another
  • Perform a trial migration before migrating a zone
  • Migrate a physical Oracle Solaris system to a zone

Performing Zone Backups and Restores

  • Describe how to create backups on systems with zones installed
  • Relate non-global zone configurations to backup and recovery requirements
  • Make zone backups from the global zone
  • Make backups from within a non-global zone
  • Understand limitations on backing up loopback file systems
  • Save and restore non-global zone configuration information
  • Recover individual non-global zones

Migrating a Physical Solaris System into a Zone

  • Describe how to migrate a physical Oracle Solaris System into a Zone (P2V)
  • Understand the P2V capabilities of Solaris 10
  • Prepare for system migration
  • Configure the zone on the target system in preparation for migration
  • Install the zone on the target system
  • Boot the zone to complete migration

Configuring the lx Branded Zone

  • Describe branded zones technology
  • Plan, configure, and install an lx branded zone
  • Boot an lx branded zone
  • Configure lx branded zone networking
  • List the operation system types supported by branded zones
  • Administer applications in an lx rranded zone

 

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