Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration: Advanced Operations – 4 Days

Course Description

The Oracle Solaris 11 (Advanced) System Administration  course introduces participants to:  virtualization (zones), configuring access to networked directories and file systems (NFS), dynamic system tracing for system analysis (DTrace), core dump analysis, an introduction to the usage of access control lists (ACL) and the implementation of privileges in Solaris 11. In many areas of discussion, emphasis will be placed on writing tools for monitoring and/or access.  These tools will include Korn shell scripts, Perl procedures, and C language programs.Systems: Oracle Solaris 11, SPARC or x86/x64 hardware platforms.


It is assumed that the participant has successfully completed the Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration  course, or has equivalent  system time as a user, and is comfortable with basic systems administration functions.


On completion of this course, a system administrator should be able to:

    • configure and setup NFS server and client systems
    • create and control virtualization features (zones)
    • configure a basic Automated Installer (AI) server
    • use both file and directory ACLs
    • distinguish between privilege and non-privilege aware programs
    • control privileges at the executable and user process levels


Advanced Solaris 11 Installation Setup – part 1

IPS (Image Packaging Service) setups

local and remote

multiple boot environments

Updating Solaris 11 via SRUs

                             Advanced Solaris 11 Installation Setup – part 2

Configuring Solaris 11 installation methods

text installer

Automated Installer (AI)


basic manifest customization

installadm service setup

multiple boot environments

Virtualization in Solaris 11

                                      virtualization types

hardware based

software based

benefits of software virtualization

overview of Solaris 11 implementation (zones)

                             Features of Solaris Zones

                                      types (whole root) and templates

creation and usage of control daemons

networking capabilities

operating states

the global zone

branded zones

                             Initial Operations on Solaris Zones

                                      configuring zones (features)

booting zones

installing zones (identification and attributes)

using the zone virtual console

zone shutdown

zone deletion

                             Administrative Operations on Solaris Zones

                                       package management

patch control, addition, removal

Solaris 11 update considerations with active zones

renaming, moving, cloning, migrating zones

backup and recovery mechanisms

                             Storage Access in Solaris Zones

                                       accessing UFS data

sharing zpool/zfs global zone data

NFS client/server capabilities

                                                Security Features in Solaris 11

                                                File and Directory (ZFS) ACLs

Using Role Based Access Control (RBAC)

Principle of Least Privilege

Assigning privileges to users and programs

Using Extended Policy privilege assignment

Advanced Networking Features

NFS client and server setup

automounter setup and configuration

DNS client setup

LDAP client setup

Introduction to LDAP structure and server

Configuring local and remote syslog

                                                Configuring link failover via IPMP

Link aggregation

Managing the Service Management Facility (SMF)

Implement a plan to configure services

Generating manifests with svcbundle

Configure SMF services

Recover a service from a snapshot

Troubleshoot SMF services

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