Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration for Experienced Unix/Linux Administrators

Length: 5 Days

Prerequisite: Solaris fundamentals course

Recommendation Statement:
Student must have completed a Solaris or Linux Essentials course and has a strong desire to learn Solaris OS administration in an accelerated, intense environment. This course is also recommended for system administrators migrating from HP’s HP-UX or IBM’s AIX .

Course Description:
This FastTrack course teaches basic and advanced topics in Solaris 11 system administration. The operating system will be Oracle Solaris 11.4. Both SPARC-based and x64-based versions of Solaris are covered in this course. Students will have access to both SPARC and x64-based Solaris servers to perform their labs.

For those students wishing to pursue Solaris Certification, this course covers all of the material in the Oracle Certified Associate- Oracle Solaris 11 System Administrator Certification Exam (1Z0-821), the Oracle Certified Professional- Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration exam (1Z0-822) and also the Upgrade to Oracle Solaris 11 System Administrator Exam (1Z0-820).

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:• Understand system boot and shutdown procedures on SPARC and x86-based systems
• Understand SPARC hardware components (devices, ILOM, OpenBoot)
• Administer the Service Management Facility (SMF)
• Manage and update software with the Image Packaging System (IPS)
• Configure and manage software repositories
• Manage CPU, CVE, Firmware updates and Solaris “dot” releases
• Install Solaris 11 and understand all methods of provisioning Solaris systems
• Create and administer user accounts
• Understand security issues and security administration
• Learn utilities to monitor and manage system resources
• Perform OS backups and restorations
• Configure the network interface and network services
• Understand Solaris virtual networking and configure virtual network components
• Configure IP Multipathing and Aggregations
• Configure and Administer ZFS file systems
• Understand Oracle Solaris virtualization technologies: Logical Domains, non-global and kernel Zones
• Create and administer Solaris Zones including immutable non-global and global zones
• Manage system swap and dump space
• Manage crash dumps and core files
• Administer Solaris 11 Boot Environments (BE)
• Install Solaris 11 using the Automated Installer (AI)
• Configure Role Based Access Control (RBAC); understand authorizations and profiles
• Configure non-global Zones and build a Virtual Network between zones
• Configure the NFS Environment
• Configure System Messaging (rsyslog and syslog)
• Monitor and troubleshoot software and hardware failures
• Use DTrace to monitor system applications and resources
• Software and Hardware Troubleshooting techniques will be taught throughout the course