Oracle Solaris 10G Administration II

In this 5 day instructor led class, students will learn the following Oracle Solaris 10 Administration skills:

Class Outline

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).

DNS clients

  • Configuring clients to use DNS name service.

LDAP Name Services

  • Introduction to LDAP.
  • Data examples. DIT and data structure.
  • Schemas.
  • 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
    Replication Tasks.
  • 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.

Solaris Zones

  • 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.

Flash Installs

  • 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

  • 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)

  • Introduction.
  • 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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