Oracle Solaris ZFS Administration

Length: 5 Days

It is assumed that the student has an understanding of UNIX. Students MUST be experienced in administering a Solaris 10 or 11 system and be proficient in the following areas.

  • File management commands (vi, cp )
  • Navigating file systems
  • Understand and set file permissions
  • Setting up user accounts and customizing the shell environment
  • The Service Management Facility (SMF)
  • Formatting and partitioning a disk in Solaris using the format utility

Recommendation Statement:
It is assumed that the student has an understanding of UNIX. You must be familiar with basic UNIX commands, and the VI editor. The Solaris fundamentals course or an equivalent Unix SVR4 fundamentals course is recommended.

Course Description:
This course teaches basic to advanced topics in ZFS administration.   The student will administer storage pools and ZFS file systems.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • ZFS terms and concepts.
  • Plan a ZFS environment.
  • When to use ZFS file systems over traditional file systems and logical volumes.
  • Create and manage ZFS storage pools and file systems.
  • Migrate SVM and UFS file systems to ZFS
  • Create bootable ZFS pools.
  • Create ZFS snapshots and clones
  • Backup ZFS file systems and snapshots
  • Using ZFS with Solaris Zones
  • ZFS tuning – best practices
  • Troubleshooting ZFS and recovering storage pools
  • ZFS Delegated Administration