System Administration for the Oracle Solaris 10 OS Part 1

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System Administration for the Oracle Solaris 10 OS Part 1

Description: The System Administration for the Oracle Solaris 10 OS, Part 1 course helps students gain expertise in the basic system administration concepts of Oracle Solaris 10, getting you further engaged with the most efficient, secure and reliable operating system.Learn To:Perform basic system installation and configuration on Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 OS.Maintain and operate Oracle Solaris 10 1/13.Benefits To YouYou will learn how to effectively administer file systems, users, services, processes, packages and network interfaces. You can also use this course as a stepping stone to progress towards learning advanced technologies taught in System administration for the Oracle Solaris 10 OS Part2 course.Counts Toward Certification RequirementThis course counts towards the hands-on course requirement for the Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator Certification. Only Classroom Training or Live Virtual Class formats of this course will meet the certification hands-on requirement. Self-Study Courses and Knowledge Center courses DO NOT meet the hands-on Requirement.Live Virtual Class FormatA Live Virtual Class (LVC) is exclusively for registered students; unregistered individuals may not view an LVC at any time. Registered students must view the class from the country listed in the registration form. Unauthorized recording, copying, or transmission of LVC content may not be made.

Duration: 5 Days

Course Objective:

  • Manage file systems
  • Manage disk labels and system devices
  • Control and monitor network interfaces
  • Perform mounts and unmounts
  • Administer packages
  • Obtain and use patches
  • Perform system boot procedures
  • Use SMF administrative commands
  • Perform user administration
  • Control system processes
  • Install software


  • System Administrator


  • To succeed in this course, you should be able to create procedural application programs.


Introducing the Solaris 10 OS Directory Hierarchy

  • Introducing File Systems
  • Introducing File Components
  • Identifying File Types
  • Using Hard Links

Managing Local Disk Devices

  • Basic architecture of a disk
  • Oracle Solaris OS Naming Conventions for Devices
  • Listing System Devices
  • Reconfiguring Devices
  • Partitioning a Hard Disk
  • Extended Volume Table of Contents

Managing UFS File Systems

  • Oracle Solaris OS File Systems
  • Creating a New UFS File System
  • Checking the File System Using the fsck Command
  • Resolving File System Inconsistencies
  • Monitoring File System Use

Performing Mounts and Unmounts

  • Working With Mounting Basics
  • Performing Mounts
  • Managing ZFS Mount Points
  • Performing Unmounts
  • Accessing Mounted Diskettes, CD-ROMs, or DVDs
  • Restricting Access to Mounted Diskettes, CD-ROMs, or DVDs
  • Accessing a Diskette, CD-ROM, or DVD Without VMS

ZFS File System Introduction

  • Describing the Oracle Solaris ZFS file system
  • Defining ZFS Terminology
  • Creating new ZFS pools and file systems
  • Destroying ZFS pools and file systems
  • Modifying ZFS file system properties
  • Working with ZFS snapshots and clones

Describing Interface Configurations

  • Controlling and Monitoring Network Interfaces
  • Configuring IPv4 Interface Files

Performing Oracle Solaris 10 OS Package Administration

  • Introducing the Fundamentals of Package Administration
  • Administering Packages From the Command Line

Managing Software Patches on the Oracle Solaris 10 OS

  • Patch Administration Preparation
  • Installing and Removing Patches
  • Using the smpatch Command
  • Configuring the Patch Management Environment

Using Boot PROM Commands

  • Introducing Boot PROM Fundamentals
  • Using Basic Boot PROM Commands
  • Identifying the System Boot Device
  • Creating and Removing Custom Device Aliases
  • Viewing and Changing NVRAM Parameters From the OS
  • Interrupting an Unresponsive System

Using the Grand Unified Bootloader

  • Introduction to GRUB
  • Modifying x86 System Boot Behavior in the Oracle Solaris OS
  • The findroot Command for x86
  • Managing GRUB Boot Archives
  • Booting a System in the GRUB-Based Boot Environment
  • Interrupting an Unresponsive System

Performing Legacy Boot and Shutdown Procedures

  • Solaris SPARC Boot Design Overview
  • Legacy Boot and Shutdown
  • Identifying Boot Process Phases
  • Legacy Run Level Fundamentals
  • Controlling Legacy Boot Processes
  • Performing System Shutdown Procedures

Service Management Facility (SMF)

  • Introduction to SMF
  • Secure By Default

Performing User Administration

  • Introducing User Administration
  • Setting Password Aging on a User Account
  • Managing User Accounts
  • Managing Initialization Files

Controlling System Processes

  • Viewing System Processes
  • Killing Frozen Processes
  • Scheduling an Automatic One-Time Execution of a Command
  • Scheduling an Automatic Recurring Execution of a Command

Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System Installation Requirements

  • Identifying the Hardware Requirements for Oracle Solaris 10 OS Installation
  • Identifying the Fundamentals of Oracle Solaris 10 OS Installations
  • Identifying the Oracle Solaris 10 OS Software Components
  • Defining Guidelines for Installing Oracle Solaris 10 OS from a DVD
  • Secure by Default Installation Enhancement

Related Courses:

  • System Administration for the Oracle Solaris 10 OS Part 1
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