Solaris 11

Training Overview :

Forscher Solutions provides the Solaris 11 Administration training program that delivers the end-to-end knowledge requirements to perform
day-to-day management operations within your own or your customer’s organization. The training is delivered by Subject Matter Experts currently managing,
landscapes in real time environments. The course and its contents are developed by subject matter experts in the Oracle Solaris Management

Target Audience and Pre-requistes:

The training course is designed for candidates with no prior Solaris Basic Administration.
All trainings are designed and developed from the ground up, by training experts specifically to cater, candidates of all technical back grounds.

Course Duration:

Fast Track – 5 Days

Normal Track – 8 to 10 weekends

Corporates – Custom built per Client requirements and modules

Solaris 10 – Part 1

Module 1 – Introduction and Using Solaris

  • Introduction
  • Handling the Solaris Desktops
  • Desktop Administration Tool with SMC

Booting procedures

  • Booting procedures
  • Interface
  • parameters
  • Device names and aliases
  • Diagnostics

Booting Options

  • Booting sequence with NVRAM
  • Booting with GRUB
  • Environment variable setting

Procedure for Startup and Shutdown

  • Booting Phases
  • init
  • inittab file
  • RC scripts (add/disabling a run control scripts)
  • System shutdown/reboot commands


  • SMF and booting
  • SMF environment and services states
  • Managing services displaying services with svcs and inetadm
  • Configure a service with svccfg
  • Managing status of inetd Network Services with inetadm

Understanding SQL

  • SQL Architecture and its components
  • Concepts in relational DB management
  • Creating and Managing a SQL databases
  • Create and View Schema Objects
  • Create reports from aggregated data
  • Create manage and retrieving data from multiple tables
  • Database management to access specific objects
  • Subqueries and functions
  • Writing Subqueries on a SQL database

Module 2 – Installation and Software packages and patches


  • System requirements and configuration Server/Clients
  • Interactive installations process
  • Installing methods

Packages and Patches

  • Displaying software/patches
  • Install software/patches
  • Adding/removing
  • Logfiles

Sun connection Services

  • Booting sequence with NVRAM
  • Booting with GRUB
  • Environment variable setting

Procedure for Startup and Shutdown

  • Sun connection Services
  • Update manager

Disk Administration

  • Listing disk informationli>
  • Partition and slices
  • Knowing the Naming conversion
  • Physical/Logical device names
  • Block and character devices
  • Configure/Partitioning with format command
  • Creating new partitions

Module 3 – File System Administration and ZFS 


  • Disk based and Pseudo file systems
  • Boot Block, Super Blocks and Inodes
  • Files types (symbolic/hard links)
  • Managing file system with newfs command
  • Mount/umount and vfstab/mnttab
  • File system check FSCK
  • Logs files with logadm


  • Basic of ZFS
  • Administrating ZFS Pools with zpool
  • Pool storage devices and configuration features
  • Managing ZFS file system (create/destroying pools and file system)
  • Snapshots and clones
  • ZFS properties and GUI interface

Module 4 – ACLS, User Management and Backup and recovery


  • Access control list
  • Setting and viewing Setfacl/getfacl/mask commands

User Management

  • Creating users and groups
  • Password Administration
  • Local/remote login controls
  • User quotas

Backup and recovery

  • Backup introduction and Policy
  • MT utility for retention, rewind, space, forward/backward status
  • UFSdump, UFSrestore and UFS snapshots

Module 5 – Managing print and Processes


  • Service and files
  • HW setup ethernet, parallel and serial
  • Configuration with Solaris Print Manager and lpadmin
  • Configure and managing printer queues


  • Intro Process management
  • Monitor and managing processes commands
  • Configuring crontap and at commands

Solaris Administration – Part 2

Module 1: Network Interface Config Primer


  • Configuration logical interface
  • Internet addresses
  • IPMP
  • Basic commands
  • Daemons
  • Monitoring

Module 2: NIS – Network File Systems

  • Brief about /etc/dfs/dfstab and /etc/dfs/shretab files
  • NFS clients,security,automounter and automount maps
  • Failover entries and modifying
  • NFSv4 features

Module 3: SAMBA and Solaris Name Service

  • Brief about SAMBA and installation
  • Brief about Name service
  • Service switch and cache

Module 4: DNS Client and LDAP

  • Config clients on DNS Name service
  • Brief about LDAP and Data examples
  • Server and Clients
  • Sun directory Server
  • Running idsktune and idsconfig to populate the server with std Name Service data
  • Server instance, Directory server proxy and adding client systems
  • LDAP utilities
  • Directory service control center
  • Enabilng services under the SMF, SMF XML manifest file ds6.xml
  • Server backup, restore and replication
  • ADS intergration pointers

Module 5: SMC, Swap Management and configuration and Crash dumps and core files

  • SMC installtion, configuration and toolbox editor
  • Virtual memory
  • Creating new swap slice and files
  • Adding swap details in /etc/vfstab
  • The coreadm and dumpadm commands

Module 6: SVM and RAID

  • Setup SVM on a Solaris server
  • Creating concatenated and striped metadevices
  • Creating,adding,removing mirrors and taking mirrors off-line
  • Hot spares
  • File system expand with growfs command
  • SVM tasks,monitor and status

Module 7: RBAC

  • Brief about RBAC
  • Rights and role to users
  • Using the GUI SMC to manage RBAC
  • Command line administration RBAC
  • RBAC file and directries

Module 8: Zones

  • Configure, install and boot zones
  • Pre configuration zone intalltions info
  • Adding extra dirctories and resources to an exising zone
  • Adding extra dirctories and resources to an exising zone
  • Moving, renaming, cloning and migrating zone
  • Running Linux, Solaris8 and Solaris 9 zones
  • Package and patch issues with zones

Module 9: System Log Management

  • Sys logging (syslogd) operation
  • Configuration file directives
  • Using Logger command to add messages to logs
  • Using the SMC log viewer
  • Log file management with crontab entries

Module 10: Installation methods


  • Build and copy
  • Creating rules and profiles
  • Using DHCP to support jumpstrat clients
  • Booting and building on the network interactively and automatically
  • Booting and building on the network interactively and automatically


  • Creating flash archive
  • Modify the Jumpstrat files to use a flash archive for installtion
  • Modifying and performing a flash install
  • ZFS and flash intalls

Module 11: Apache web server

  • Apache web server intallation and activation
  • Intalling a custom webs site
  • Jakarta tomcat java facility
  • Example of common apache configuration directives

Module 12: Live Upgrade

  • Module 12: Live Upgrade
  • Lucreate command to create alternate boot environment (BE) in trunning system
  • Upgrading BE, 8/9 to Solaris 10 or later version
  • Maintaining boot envirnment with patches and software packages
  • Activation, reverting boot environment
  • Using live upgrade to migrate to a ZFS root pool
  • Creating and using differential flash archives in a Live Upgrade
  • JumpStrat and Live Upgrade

Module: 13 NIS

  • Creating NIS service
  • ypinit command to create master and slave servers
  • Updating the NIS information from command line
  • Using SMC with NIS to manage users,groups and hosts
  • Adding NFS client and NFS file policies
  • Creating and managing netgroups with /etc/netgroups
  • Adding, modiyfying the NIS makefile and disabling NIS


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