Students who can benefit from this course include individuals who are already familiar with core system administration tools and processes, and who have a fundamental understanding of the UNIX operating system, commands, and utilities.

Target Audience

The System Administration for the Solaris 10 Operating System, Part 1 course gets you further engaged with the most efficient, secure, and reliable operating system ever built. This course gives you direct experience with the most essential system administration tasks in the Solaris 10 OS. You will be instructed in crucial system management skills including: managing local disk devices, managing UFS and ZFS file systems, installing and removing Solaris packages and patches, performing system boot procedures and system processes. This course is the first of a two-part series that helps you to prepare for Part I of the Oracle Certified Professional: Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator examination.


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

Describe network interface configuration

Describe Sun Connection services

Manage swap configurations

Manage core dumps

Configure NFS and AutoFS

Manage storage volumes

Work with ZFS

Control access and configure system messaging

Configure role-based access control (RBAC)

Set up name services


To succeed fully in this course, students should be able to:

Manage files and directories

Control the user work environment

Archive files

Use remote commands

Manage file systems

Install software

Perform system boot procedures

Perform user and security administration

Manage network printers and system processes

Perform system backups and restores

Course Outline

Module 1 - Describing Interface Configuration

  • Control and monitor network interfaces
  • Configure Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) interfaces at boot time

Module 2 - Describing the Client-Server Model

  • Describe client-server processes
  • Start server processes

Module 3 - Introducing Sun Connection Services

  • Describe signed packages and patches
  • Introduce Sun Connection
  • Describe Sun Connection modes
  • Using Update Manager
  • Installing updates with Update Manager
  • Administering patches from the command line

Module 4 - Managing Swap Configuration

  • Describe virtual memory
  • Configure swap space

Module 5 - Managing Crash Dumps and Core Files

  • Manage crash dump behavior
  • Manage core file behavior

Module 6 - Configuring NFS

  • Describe the benefits of NFS
  • Describe the fundamentals of the NFS distributed file system
  • Manage an NFS server
  • Manage an NFS client
  • Enable the NFS server logging
  • Manage NFS with the Solaris Management Console storage folder tools
  • Troubleshoot NFS errors

Module 7 - Configuring AutoFS

  • Describe the fundamentals of the AutoFS file system
  • Use automount maps

Module 8 - Describing RAID and the Solaris Volume Manager Software

  • Describe RAID
  • Describe Solaris Volume Manager software concepts

Module 9 - Configuring Solaris Volume Manager Software

  • Describe Solaris Volume Manager software concepts
  • Build a RAID-0 (concatenated) volume
  • Build a RAID-1 (mirror) volume for the root (/) file system

Module 10 - Configuring Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

  • Describe RBAC fundamentals
  • Describe component interaction within RBAC
  • Manage RBAC by using the Solaris Management Console
  • Manage RBAC by using the command line

Module 11 - Configuring System Messaging

  • Describe the fundamentals of the syslog function
  • Configure the /etc/syslog.conf file
  • Configure syslog messaging
  • Use the Solaris Management Console log viewer

Module 12 - Using Name Services

  • Describe the name service concept
  • Describe the name service switch file /etc/nsswitch.conf
  • Describe the name service cache daemon (nscd)
  • Get name service information

Module 13 - Configuring Name Service Clients

  • Configure a DNS client
  • Configure an LDAP client

Module 14 - Configuring the Network Information Service (NIS)

  • Describe NIS fundamentals
  • Configure the name service switch file
  • Describe NIS security
  • Configure an NIS domain
  • Build custom NIS maps
  • Troubleshoot NIS

Module 15 - Introduction to Zones

  • Identify the different zones features
  • Understand how and why zone partitioning is used
  • Configure zones
  • Install zones
  • Boot zones

Module 16 - Introduction to the ZFS File System

  • Describe ZFS and its related terms
  • Understand components of a storage pool
  • Create and destroy storage pools
  • Query storage pool status
  • Create and destroy ZFS file systems
  • Manage ZFS properties
  • Mount and unmount ZFS file systems
  • Work with snapshots and clones
  • Use ZFS datasets with Solaris zones

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