System Administration for the Oracle Solaris 10 OS Part 1

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This course helps students gain expertise in the basic system administration concepts of Oracle Solaris 10. This course builds on the fundamentals of Oracle Solaris 10 taught in Oracle Solaris Essentials


  • Use SMF administrative commands
  • Perform user administration
  • Control system processes
  • Install software
  • Manage file systems
  • Manage disk labels and system devices
  • Control and monitor network interfaces
  • Perform mounts and unmounts
  • Administer packages
  • Obtain and use patches
  • Perform system boot procedures


  • Data Center Manager
  • Network Administrator
  • System Administrator



  • Course goals
  • Course map
  • Introductions
  • Classroom Environment

Introducing the Oracle Solaris 10 OS Directory Hierarchy

  • Introducing File Systems
  • Introducing File Components
  • Identifying File Types
  • Using Hard Links

Managing Local Disk Devices

  • Basic architecture of a disk
  • Oracle Solaris OS Naming Conventions for Devices
  • Listing System Devices
  • Reconfiguring Devices
  • Partitioning a Hard Disk
  • Extended Volume Table of Contents

Managing UFS File Systems

  • Identifying Disk-Based, Distributed, and Pseudo File Systems in the Oracle Solaris OS
  • Analyzing the Oracle Solaris OS UNIX File System (UFS)Creating a New UFS File System
  • Checking the File System Using the fsck Command
  • Resolving File System Inconsistencies
  • Monitoring File System Use

Performing Mounts and Unmounts

  • Identifying Mounting Basics
  • Performing Mounts
  • Managing ZFS File Systems
  • Performing Unmounts
  • Repairing Important Files if Boot Fails
  • Accessing a Mounted Diskette, CD-ROM, or DVD
  • Restricting Access to a Mounted Diskette, CD-ROM, or DVD
  • Accessing a Diskette, CD-ROM, or DVD Without Volume Management (vold)

ZFS File System

  • Describing the Oracle Solaris ZFS file system
  • Understanding ZFS Terminology
  • Creating New ZFS Pools and File Systems
  • Destroying ZFS Pools and File Systems
  • Modifying ZFS File System Properties
  • Working With ZFS Snapshots and Clones

Describing Interface Configurations

  • Controlling and Monitoring Network Interfaces
  • Configuring Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) Interfaces at Boot Time

Performing Package Administration

  • Describing the Fundamentals of Package Administration
  • Administering Packages by Using the Command-Line Interface

Managing Software Patches

  • Describing Patch Administration Fundamentals
  • Describing Patch Administration Best Practices
  • Obtaining Patches From My Oracle Support
  • Installing and Removing Patches
  • Installing Oracle Solaris OS Recommended Patchsets
  • Implementing Patch Management by Using the smpatch command

Using Boot PROM Commands

  • Introducing Boot PROM Fundamentals
  • Using Basic Boot PROM Commands
  • Identifying the System’s Boot Device
  • Creating and Removing Custom Device Aliases
  • Viewing and Changing NVRAM Parameters From the shell
  • Interrupting an Unresponsive System

Using the GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB)

  • Introduction to GRUB
  • Modifying x86 System Boot Behavior in the Oracle Solaris OS
  • Using the findroot Command
  • Managing GRUB Boot Archives
  • Booting a System in the GRUB-Based Boot Environment
  • Interrupting an Unresponsive System

Performing Legacy Boot and Shutdown Procedures

  • Describing the Oracle Solaris SPARC boot design
  • Identifying Boot Process Phases
  • Identifying Run-Level Fundamentals
  • Controlling Boot Processes
  • Performing System Shutdown Procedures

Service Management Facility (SMF)

  • Describing Service Management Facility (SMF) features
  • Describing the “Secure by Default” Enhancement

Performing User Administration

  • Describing the fundamentals of User Administration
  • Managing User Accounts
  • Managing Initialization Files

Controlling System Processes

  • Viewing System Processes
  • Killing Frozen Processes
  • Scheduling an Automatic One-Time Execution of a Command
  • Scheduling an Automatic Recurring Execution of a Command

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