Solaris Network Admin Certification

Overview

This course is designed to cover Solaris network administration in depth and is an extension to our Solaris 10 Systems Administration Part 1 and Part 2 courses. It covers many networking topics, including the TCP/IP model; network topologies, media, interfaces and utilities; ARP and RARP; configuring IP; IPMP (Multipathing); network aggregations, routing; IPV6 (IP version 6); DNS (Domain Name System); DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol); NTP (Network Time Protocol) and IP Filter Firewall. Additional topics are also covered, including Link Aggregations with dladm, Wireless Network configuratiom, Open Source network utilities, and ISCSI configuration, plus notes on NIS and LDAP, and with full hands-on experience at all stages.

This course is comparable with the Oracle D61778GC10 (was SA-300-S10) course and leads to the Oracle Certified Expert, Solaris Network Administrator 1Z0-880 exam.

The Certified Solaris Administrator Program for Solaris 10 qualifications are a pre-requisite for the Network Administrator exam.

Each student leaves the course with their own set of training notes for the material covered; around 120 pages per day of training.

Course Objectives

Takes trainees who have completed the Solaris 10 System Administration (Part 1) and Solaris 10 System Administration (Part 2) courses and adds additional network administration knowledge to their portfolio, up to a level required for the CX-310-302 Solaris Network Administrator exam.

Prerequisites

Attendees must have experience of Solaris administration and networking up to the level taught in the Solaris 10 System Administration Part 1 and Solaris 10 System Administration Part 2 courses.

Contents
Basic Network Configuration

  1. Static configuration using files
  2. Dynamic configuration using DHCP
  3. The IPv4 address scheme, including classful and classless addresses
  4. The private address space
  5. Populating the /etc/inet/hosts file; using host aliases
  6. Creating logical interfaces
  7. Basic subnetting
  8. Network daemons and the Service management facility
  9. Using TCP Wrappers to restrict access to services, with rule examples.

The TCP/IP Model

  1. The fundamentals of the TCP/IP network model
  2. Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) model layers
  3. peer-to-peer communication and related protocols
  4. understand TCP/IP protocols

LAN Components and structures

  1. Identify the different types of network topology
  2. Describe network media and devices

Ethernet Interfaces

  1. Ethernet concepts
  2. Ethernet frames
  3. Using network utilities
  4. Using Open Source network utilities

ARP and RARP

  1. Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) functions and implementation
  2. Reverse ARP (RARP)

IP Configuration in Solaris

  1. The Internet layer protocols
  2. IP datagrams
  3. Address types
  4. Subnetting and variable length subnet masks (VLSMs)
  5. Setting up wireless networking
  6. iSCSI targets and administration

IPMP – IP Network Multipathing, and Link Aggregations

  1. Configure and manage IP multipathing
  2. configure and manage Link Aggregations using dladm

Configuring Routing

  1. Routing fundamentals
  2. The routing table, and table population
  3. Routing protocols
  4. Static and dynamic route configuration
  5. Classless inter-domain routing (CIDR)
  6. Configure routing for system startup
  7. Troubleshoot routing

IPv6

  1. IPv6 overview
  2. IPv6 addressing and address types (Unicast, multicast, etc)
  3. Neighbour Discovery Protocol
  4. Enabling and managing IPV6 in Solaris
  5. Logical interfaces
  6. IPv6 aware utilities
  7. IPv6 Routing
  8. IPv6 Tokens and temporary addresses
  9. IPv6 and Name Services
  10. 6to4 routing
  11. IPV6 multipathing

The Transport Layer

  1. Transport layer basics
  2. User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
  3. Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
  4. TCP Flow Control

DNS Server Configuration

  1. Name Services and DNS Overview
  2. The Name Service Switch /etc/nsswitch.conf
  3. The named daemon and the /etc/named.conf file
  4. DNS resource record types and formats
  5. Domains and Zones of authority
  6. DNS Master server configuration
  7. Creating and maintaining the data store
  8. DNS client configuration and testing
  9. Adding access to higher-kevel domains (internet)
  10. Adding Reverse Mapping data files
  11. Slave server configuration
  12. Dynamic DNS (with DHCP updates)
  13. Cache-only and Forwarding servers
  14. DNS server security
  15. Using the rndc command
  16. DNS and IPv6
  17. DNS SMF properties

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol – DHCP

  1. DHCP Overview
  2. Setting up a DHCP server with dhcpconfig or dhcpmgr
  3. Adding network tables, table entries and information macros
  4. Managing the DHCP addresses; assigning permanent addresses
  5. Creating custom symbols and macros
  6. Setting up a DHCP relay agent
  7. The dhcpagent process and dhcpinfo command
  8. Configure and manage DHCP clients
  9. ifconfig DHCP options
  10. Client hostname issues
  11. The eventhook script

Network Time Protocol – NTP

  1. Overview of time control in Solaris
  2. Network Time Protocol overview, time sources, and stratum servers
  3. Configuring an NTP server
  4. Configuring an NTP client
  5. Obtaining information (ntpq and xntpdc)

Solaris IP Filter Firewall

  1. IPfilter Overview
  2. Filter Rules with examples
  3. Configuration file preparation
  4. Using the ippools feature
  5. Using ipfstat to examine active rules, and statistics
  6. Logging filter activities, and monitoring them with ipmon
  7. Enabling and disabling the IPfilter service

Network Information Service (NIS) – These notes are included for reference purposes only

  1. Introduction.
  2. Creating a fully-functioning NIS service.
  3. Using the ypinit command to create Master and Slave servers.
  4. Updating the NIS information from the command line.
  5. Using SMC with NIS to manage users, groups and hosts.
  6. Adding NIS clients.
  7. NIS file policies.
  8. Creating and using netgroups with /etc/netgroup.
  9. Adding your own data to NIS.
  10. Modifying the NIS Makefile.
  11. Disabling NIS.

LDAP Name Services – These notes are included for reference purposes only

  1. Introduction to LDAP
  2. Data examples
  3. DIT and data structure
  4. Schemas
  5. Servers and clients
  6. Planning and Preparation
  7. Sun Java Directory Server
  8. Directory Server Components
  9. Directory Server Download
  10. Distribution unpacking
  11. Running idsktune
  12. Directory Server basic setup, testing, getting status information, adding test data
  13. Using idsconfig to populate the server with standard name-service data
  14. Create a server instance
  15. Backing up a server instance
  16. Directory Server Proxy
  17. Adding a client machine
  18. Running ldapclient
  19. Listing LDAP data from the client
  20. LDAP client files
  21. LDAP utilities – ldapaddent, ldaplist, ldapadd, ldapmodify
  22. Directory Service Control Center
  23. Enabling Services under the SMF
  24. SMF XML Manifest file ds6.xml
  25. Server Backup and Restore
  26. Server Replication – Reference only
  27. Server Replication Tasks
  28. Microsoft Active Directory (ADS) integration pointers

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