Solaris Administration Certification

Solaris Administration Certification


The System Administration for Solaris 10 OS, Part 2 course helps students gain expertise in the advancedsystem administration concepts of Solaris 10. This course provides students with hands-on experience workingwith more complex and integrated administration concepts, and builds upon the System Administration for the Solaris 10 OS

Part 1 course Learn to:

  1. Control access and configure system messaging
  2. Manage swap configurations
  3. Configure NFS and AutoFS
  4. Work with ZFS
  5. Work with Zones
  6. Perform Live Upgrade and Jumpstart installation


  1. System Administrator
  2. Prerequisites
  3. Required Prerequisites
  4. Archive files
  5. Control the user work environment
  6. Install software
  7. Manage file systems
  8. Manage files and directories
  9. Perform system boot procedures
  10. Perform user and security administration
  11. Use remote commands

Suggested Prerequisites System Administration for the Solaris 10 OS Part 1 NEW Course Objectives

  1. Managing Swap Configuration
  2. Managing core dumps
  3. Configuring NFS and AutoFS
  4. Describe RAID
  5. Working with ZFS
  6. Control access and configure system messaging
  7. Configuring Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  8. Setup name services
  9. Work with Zones
  10. Describe LDAP
  11. Perform Live Upgrade and JumpStart Installation

Course Topics Introduction

  1. Managing Swap Space, Core Files and Crash Dumps
  2. Configure swap space
  3. Manage crash dump behavior
  4. Manage core file behavior

Configuring NFS

  1. Describe the benefits of NFS
  2. Fundamentals of the NFS distributed file system
  3. Manage an NFS server
  4. Manage an NFS client
  5. Enable the NFS server logging
  6. Troubleshoot NFS errors

Configuring AutoFS

  1. AutoFS file system fundamentals
  2. Automount maps
  3. Describing RAID
  4. Describing RAID concepts

Configuring Solaris Volume Manager Software

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

Configuring Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

  1. Describe RBAC fundamentals
  2. Describe component interaction within RBAC
  3. Manage RBAC

Configuring System Messaging

  1. Fundamentals of the syslog function
  2. Configure the /etc/syslog.conf file
  3. Configure syslog messaging
  4. Use the Solaris Management Console log viewer

Using Name Services

  1. Name services concept
  2. Describe the name service switch file /etc/nsswitch.conf
  3. Describe the name service cache daemon (nscd) Getting name service information

Configuring Name Service Clients

  1. Configure a DNS client
  2. Configure an LDAP client

Introduction to Zones

  1. Identifying Zone Features
  2. Describing how and why zone partitioning is used Configuring zones
  3. Installing, booting, moving, migrating, and deleting zones Administering packages with zones
  4. lx Branded Zones

Introduction to LDAP

  1. LDAP as a naming service
  2. Basic LDAP concepts and terminology
  3. Directory Server Enterprise Edition requirements
  4. Solaris LDAP Client requirements

Configuring JumpStart Installation Using the Solaris 10

  1. Describe JumpStart configurations
  2. Implementing a basic JumpStart server for SPARC® and x86/x64 clients
  3. Describing booting x86/x64 systems using the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) DHCP server setup to support x86/x64 JumpStart DHCP server setup to support x86/x64 JumpStart clientsJumpStart software configuration alternatives
  4. JumpStart to create a ZFS mirrored root pool
  5. Troubleshooting JumpStart configurations

Performing Live Upgrade using the Solaris 10 Operating System

  1. Describe the benefits of using Live Upgrade
  2. Solaris Live Upgrade process
  3. Solaris Live Upgrade requirements
  4. Solaris Live Upgrade commands
  5. Creating an alternate boot environment cloned from a running system
  6. Creating differential flash archive in a Live Upgrade boot environment
  7. Modifying the state of the new boot environment Patching a system with Live Upgrade
  8. Patching a system with Live Upgrade



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