Managing Solaris 11 for Experienced Solaris 10 Systems Administrators

Managing Solaris 11 for Experienced Solaris 10 Systems Administrators

3 days @ £1,195.00 exc. VAT 
Course Code: SFTR11



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Managing Solaris 11 for Experienced Solaris 10 Systems Administrators Course Overview

This course presents the essential differences between administrating Solaris 10 and the Solaris 11 Operating Systems. The course covers skills and tasks that are new or are changed in Solaris 11 from Solaris 10. The course also covers tasks in Solaris 11 that replace previous Solaris 10 tasks.

This hands-on course is intended to provide experienced 10 system administrators with practical experience in carrying out similar or related tasks they are currently managing but on a Solaris 11 system.

Skills Gained

The delegate will practice:

  • Installing the Solaris 11 Operating system
  • Software Package Administration using IPS
  • Management and configuration of the Image Packing System (IPS)
  • Installing Solaris on remote systems using the new Automated Installer
  • Administering the network
  • Creating Virtual Networks
  • Configuring Network Failover
  • SMF fault notification
  • Assigning users administration tasks with sudo

Who will the Course Benefit?

This Managing Solaris 11 for Experienced Solaris 10 Systems Administrators course is aimed at IT staff who need to understand the essential differences in carrying out their current tasks in a Solaris 11 environment.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the delegate should be able to install a Solaris 11 system, manage software packages with IPS, install remote systems automatically, configure the Solaris 11 network environment, create a virtual network, manage network failover, configure SMF to report service faults automatically, assigns users administration tasks with sudo and describe other differences between Solaris 11 and Solaris 10.

Requirements

Recent experience of administrating a Solaris 10 system including network configuration, SMF, ZFS and Zones.

Follow-On Courses

NOTE: Course technical content is subject to change without notice.


Managing Solaris 11 for Experienced Solaris 10 Systems Administrators Training Course

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: INSTALLING SOLARIS 11

  • Installation methods
  • Minimum installation requirements
  • Installation considerations
  • Disk partitioning
  • Logical disk names
  • Device drivers
  • Software packages
  • Network configuration
  • Performing an interactive installation
  • Checking the installed system
  • Migrating from Solaris 10

Session 2: IPS SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT

  • Repositories
  • Package name format
  • Managing packages with the pkg command
  • List existing and searching for new packages
  • Updating existing and installing new packages
  • Checking existing packages
  • Managing packages with the GUI tool
  • Exercise

Session 3: CONFIGURING THE IMAGE PACKAGING SYSTEM IPS

  • Configuring a local IPS repository
  • Configuring the repository server
  • Configuring access from network clients to a local IP repository
  • Installing signed packages
  • Publisher properties for signed packages
  • Managing package publishers
  • Managing multiple boot environments
  • Exercise

Session 4: INSTALLING SOLARIS 11 USING THE AUTOMATED INSTALLER

  • Introduction to the Automated Installer (AI)
  • Obtaining the AI
  • Setting up the requirements for the AI
  • Creating the installation service
  • Testing the first client
  • Tailoring AI to the requirements of the install client
  • Installation of software on the client
  • Specifying repositories
  • Specifying packages to install
  • Migrating Jumpstart configuration files to AI
  • Exercise

Managing Solaris 11 for Experienced Solaris 10 Systems Administrators Training Course

Session 5: NETWORKING ADMINISTRATION

  • Location of network information
  • Network services and SMF
  • Network properties and SMF
  • Network Profiles
  • Network Interfaces and Datalinks
  • Manual and automatic configuration
  • Managing Datalinks
  • Managing Interfaces
  • Swap and Dump files
  • Exercise

Session 6: VIRTUAL NETWORKS

  • What is a Virtual Network?
  • Internal Virtual Networks
  • External Virtual Networks
  • Creating and Configuring a Virtual Network Device
  • Post Configuration Procedures
  • Exercise

Session 7: CONFIGURING NETWORKS AND NETWORK FAILOVERS

  • Configuring systems on a local network
  • Managing the network configuration profiles
  • Manual mode network configuration
  • Configuring link aggregations
  • Configuring IP multipathing (IPMP)
  • Exercise

Managing Solaris 11 for Experienced Solaris 10 Systems Administrators Training Course

Session 8: FILE SYSTEM ISSUES

  • ZFS features
  • UFS support
  • Migrating UFS file systems to ZFS
  • ZFS User home directories
  • Exercise

Session 9: SMF

  • Fault Notification
  • Fast Boot
  • Exercise

Session 10: SECURITY WITH SUDO

  • Assign users administration tasks with the sudoers file
  • Running administration tasks with the sudo command
  • Exercise

Session 11: MISCELANEOUS FEATURES

  • Monitoring processes with the top command
  • Booting from the installation media for system recovery
  • CUPS print management system
  • Print commands
  • RBAC attribute files
  • Zone features
  • Zones and networking
  • Root Login and Roles
  • Default shell
  • Virtual Console terminals
  • Documentation for Solaris 11
  • Exercise

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Very knowledgeable instructor, and delivered the course in a very informative and interesting way. Especially liked the fact, it was very much his own input as opposed to just reading through the manual. Thanks

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