In this 5 day instructor led class, students will learn the following Oracle Solaris 10 Administration skills:
Network Interface Configuration Primer
- Configuring a machine’s IPv4 interfaces manually for network connection, with many ifconfig examples.
- Discovering network interfaces with dladm.
- Understanding Internet Address classes and CIDR, and formulating Internet addresses.
- Configuring logical interfaces.
- IPMP (Multipathing) configuration and operation (Failover and load spreading)
- Network basic commands and the associated security files. Using Secure Shell (ssh).
- Network daemons. inetd.and SMF (Service Management facility). The inetadm and inetconv commands. TCP wrappers.
- Network Monitoring utilities (snoop, netstat, traceroute, nmap, ethereal, etc)
Network File System (NFS) and AutoFS
- Overview. Benefits and uses of NFS. Sharing file systems and managing an NFS server.
- The /etc/dfs/dfstab and /etc/dfs/sharetab files.
- NFS clients. The mount command.
- NFS security. NFS logging. NFS strategies.
- The NFS automounter (AutoFS). Starting and stopping autofs.
- Automount maps – indirect, hosts, and direct.
- Failover entries in maps. Using variables and wildcards in maps.
- Modifying automount options in /etc/default/autofs. Using SMC with NFS.
- NFSv4 features.
SAMBA Server Overview
- A brief overview of this powerful and impressive free open-source server now included with Solaris 10, which effectively turns a Solaris machine (or other UNIX/Linux machine) into a Windows NT file server.
- A working SAMBA installation will be created, with graphical configuration using swat via a web browser.
Overview of Solaris name services
- NIS. NIS+, LDAP and DNS – how they work, advantages and disadvantages of each.
- The Name Service Switch and /etc/nsswitch.conf.
- The Name Service Cache Daemon (nscd).
- Configuring clients to use DNS name service.
LDAP Name Services
- Introduction to LDAP.
- Data examples. DIT and data structure.
- Servers and clients. Planning and Preparation.
- Sun Java Directory Server. Directory Server Components. Directory Server Download. Distribution unpacking.
- Running idsktune.
- Directory Server basic setup, testing, getting status information, adding test data.
- Using idsconfig to populate the server with standard name-service data.
- Create a server instance. Backing up a server instance.
- Directory Server Proxy.
- Adding a client machine.
- Running ldapclient.
- Listing LDAP data from the client.
- LDAP client files.
- LDAP utilities – ldapaddent, ldaplist, ldapadd, ldapmodify.
- Directory Service Control Center.
- Enabling Services under the SMF. SMF XML Manifest file ds6.xml.
- Server Backup and Restore Server Replication – Reference only. Server
- Microsoft Active Directory (ADS) integration pointers.
Solaris Management Console
- Installation. Configuration of extra toolboxes for use with multiple servers
- Using the toolbox editor.
Swap Management and Configuration
- Virtual memory. Examining a machine’s current swap allocation.
- Creating new swap slices and files.
- Adding swap details to /etc/vfstab
Crash dumps and core files
- What are they? How to manage and restrict.
- The coreadm and dumpadm commands.
Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) and RAID
- Describe RAID levels. Describe the features of SVM.
- Implement SVM on a Solaris system. The metadevice state databases.
- Creating concatenated and striped metadevices.
- Creating and adding mirrors.
- Removing mirrors.
- Taking mirrors off-line.
- Hot Spares.
- Expanding file systems with growfs.
- Using the GUI to perform SVM tasks and monitor SVM status.
Role-based Access Control (RBAC)
- RBAC facilities. Applying rights and roles to users.
- Using the GUI smc to manage RBAC.
- Using the command line to manage RBAC.
- RBAC files and directories.
- Features of Solaris zones. The uses for zone partitioning.
- Configure, install and boot zones.
- Pre-configuring zone installation information.
- Adding additional directories and resources to an existing zone.
- Controlling zone resource limitations.
- Moving, renaming, cloning and migrating zones.
- Running Linux, Solaris8 and Solaris 9 zones.
- (Branded zones).
- Package and patch issues with zones.
- Zone FAQ.
System Messaging and Log Management.
- System logging (syslogd) operation.
- The syslog.conf configuration file directives.
- Using the logger command to add messages to logs
- Using the smc log viewer.
- Log file management with crontab.
Automatic Solaris Installation
- Jump Start Overview.
- Build servers.
- Copying Solaris to disk.
- Creating rules and profiles for automatic building of SPARC and Intel Solaris installs.
- Using DHCP to support Jumpstart clients.
- Booting and building from the network interactively and automatically.
- Using Jumpstart to build a ZFS-based root system.
- Overview. Creating a Flash archive.
- Modify the JumpStart files to use a flash archive for installation.
- Modifying flash installs. Performing a flash install.
- ZFS and flash installs.
Introduction to the Apache web server
- Apache Web Server installation and activation.
- Installing a custom web site. Enabling the Jakarta Tomcat java facility.
- Examples of common Apache configuration directives.
- Live Upgrade overview and benefits.
- Live Upgrade commands.
- What can be upgraded? Hardware and software requirements, including patch levels.
- Using lucreate to create an alternate boot environment (BE) from a running system.
- Upgrading the boot environment from Solaris 8 or 9 to Solaris 10 to a later release of Solaris 10.
- Maintaining boot environments with patches and software packages.
- Activation of a boot environment.
- Reverting to a previous boot environment.
- Using Live Upgrade to migrate to a ZFS root pool.
- Creating and using differential flash archives in a Live Upgrade environment.
- Jumpstart and Live Upgrade.
Network Information Service (NIS)
- Creating a fully-functioning NIS service.
- Using the ypinit command to create Master and Slave servers.
- Updating the NIS information from the command line.
- Using SMC with NIS to manage users, groups and hosts.
- Adding NIS clients. NIS file policies.
- Creating and using netgroups with /etc/netgroup.
- Adding your own data to NIS. Modifying the NIS Makefile.
- Disabling NIS.
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