Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced Administration

In this 5 day instructor led class, students will learn the following Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced Administration skills.

Class Outline

Managing the Image Packaging System (IPS) repositories and publishers

  • Configure local IPS release and support (Oracle
    Solaris updates) repositories.
  • Access and install Oracle key and certificate
    files to authorise support repository downloads.
  • Configure client access to the local IPS server
  • Signed packages and other package properties.
  • Administering IPS package publishers.
  • Managing multiple Boot Environments (BE), with
    facilities in the pkg and beadm commands.

Automating Solaris 11 installation of multiple systems

  • Automated Installation of Solaris 11 using the
    Automated Installer (AI) on SPARC and Intel systems.
  • Creating AI manifests and packages, plus client
    configuration profiles.
  • Building a custom Solaris image using the
    distribution constructor.

Configuring ZFS for Business Application Data

  • Configuring data redundancy with mirrored and
    RAIDz Storage Pools.
  • Backup and restore with ZFS snapshots, send and
    receive, including full OS backup and restore.
  • Advanced ZFS dataset properties.
  • ZFS failure and recovery scenarios.
  • Sharing data with NFS (Network File System),
    including server and client configuration.
  • Configuring basic CIFS (Common Internet File
    System, a.k.a. SMB) shares.
  • Introduction to the CIFS client-side in Solaris 11.

Configuring Network and Implement Network Failover

  • Local network configuration; static and dynamic
    network profiles.
  • Using NetWork Auto-Magic (NWAM) for automatic
    network configuration.
  • Using link aggregations for failover and extra
  • Implementing network link failover using IPMP
    (Internet Protocol Multi-Pathing).
  • Creating, configuring and monitoring an IPMP
  • Testing failover.

Configuring Virtual Network, including Zones.

  • Creating and configuring a virtual network
    interfaces (VNICs).
  • Configuring VNICs in zones.
  • Resources configuration in a zone.
  • Managing VNIC resources.

Managing Systems Services and Service Properties in the SMF (Service Management facility)

  • Creating and configuring SMF services.
  • SMF properties and how to use them.
  • Troubleshooting and recovering failed SMF services.

Configuring Privileges and Role-Based Access Control, and the sudo command

  • Configuring and Using RBAC (Role Based Access
  • Assign rights profiles and Authorisations to
  • Configure new rights profiles.
  • Create Administrative Roles, and assign rights.
  • Understand and configure privileges; identify
    privilege aware commands.
  • Assign privileges to users and roles.
  • Configure and use the sudo command.

Using Solaris Auditing to monitor and record user actions.

  • Implementing, configuring and enabling auditing.
  • Using and understanding audit data generated by
    the audit system.

Managing Processes and Scheduling Priorities

  • Overview of process scheduling features.
  • Configuring process scheduling priority.
  • Enabling the Fair Share Scheduler (FSS).
  • Configure the scheduling class of a zone.

Basic System Resource controls

  • System Resource principles.
  • Monitoring System Performance.
  • Examples of system resource control commands.
  • Project creation and project parameters.

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Process and System Failures

  • Configuring system messaging (syslog).
  • Managing log rotation tasks.
  • Controlling process and system crash dumps, i.e. core files and kernel panic dumps.

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