Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration



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Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration

Description: The Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration course provides an intensive hands-on experience, working with complex and integrated administration concepts. The course builds on the system administration skills taught in the Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration course.
This course highlights an array of advanced subjects and technologies, such as installing Oracle Solaris 11 using the Automated Installer (AI), using the Image Packaging System (IPS) for package management, configuring zones and virtual networks, and configuring IP multipathing. You also learn how to secure the system through the use of privileges and auditing and how to manage processes and evaluate system resources. You are also shown the tools you need to effectively and efficiently troubleshoot software failures.

Learn To:

  • Manage packages quickly and efficiently
  • Use AI to install the OS on multiple hosts
  • Use ZFS to manage business application data
  • Configure network and traffic failover
  • Configure zones and the virtual network
  • Manage services and service properties

Duration: 5 Days


  • Support Engineer
  • Technical Consultant
  • Data Center Manager
  • System Administrator
  • System Integrator

Required Prerequisites:

  • Experience with Oracle Solaris Zones
  • Knowledge of the ZFS file system
  • Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration
  • Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration

Course Objectives:

  • Manage the Image Packaging System (IPS)
  • Install the Oracle Solaris 11 operating system using the Automated Installer
  • Manage business application data
  • Configure Oracle Solaris zones
  • Create an Oracle Solaris 11 virtual network
  • Configure SMF services
  • Configure privileges
  • Configure Role-Based Access Control
  • Securing system resources with Oracle Solaris Auditing
  • Manage processes and priorities
  • Configure system resources
  • Monitor system performance
  • Configure system messaging
  • Configure system crash facilities
  • Configure dump facilities


Managing the Image Packaging System (IPS) and Packages

  • Configuring a Local IPS Package Repository
  • Configuring Network Client Access to the Local IPS Server
  • Managing Signed Packages and Package Properties
  • Managing Package Publishers
  • Managing Multiple Boot Environments

Installing Oracle Solaris 11 OS on Multiple Hosts

  • Installing Oracle Solaris 11 Using the Automated Installer
  • Building an Oracle Solaris Image

Managing Business Application Data

  • Managing Data Redundancy with Mirrored Storage Pools
  • Backing Up and Recovering Data with ZFS Snapshots
  • Managing Data Storage Space with ZFS File System Properties
  • Troubleshooting ZFS Failures

Configuring Network and Traffic Failover

  • Configuring Systems on a Local Network
  • Configuring Network Auto-Magic
  • Configuring Network File System
  • Configuring Link Aggregation
  • Configuring an IPMP Group
  • Implementing Link Failover Using IPMP
  • Monitoring an IPMP Group

Configuring Zones and the Virtual Network

  • Creating a Virtual Network
  • Configuring Zones to Use VNICs
  • Allocating and Managing System Resources in a Zone
  • Managing Resources on the Virtual Network

Managing Services and Service Properties

  • Configuring SMF services
  • Troubleshooting the SMF Services

Configuring Privileges and Role-Based Access Control

  • Configuring and Managing Privileges
  • Configuring and Using RBAC

Securing System Resources Using Oracle Solaris Auditing

  • Configuring Oracle Solaris Auditing
  • Administering Oracle Solaris Auditing
  • Managing Audit Records on Local Systems

Managing Processes and Priorities

  • Managing Process Scheduling Priority
  • Configuring the Fair Share Scheduler
  • Managing the Scheduling Class of a Zone

Evaluating System Resources

  • Configuring and Administering System Resources
  • Monitoring System Performance

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Software Failures

  • Configuring System Messaging
  • Configuring System Crash Facilities
  • Configuring Dump Facilities for Business Application Failure


  • Configure the AI client
  • Build an Oracle Solaris image
  • Implementing System Messaging And Diagnostic Facilities

    • Monitor system logs
    • Identify a crash dump file
    • Identify a core dump file
    • Troubleshoot a script execution issue
    • Troubleshoot a software update failure
    • Troubleshoot a network connectivity issue
    • Troubleshoot a directory access issue
    • Troubleshoot a default shell issue
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