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Solaris is a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems. It superseded their earlier SunOS in 1993. Oracle Solaris, as it is now known, has been owned by Oracle Corporation since Oracle’s acquisition of Sun in January 2010.Solaris is known for its scalability, especially on SPARC systems, and for originating many innovative features such as DTrace, ZFS and Time Slider. Solaris supports SPARC-based and x86-based workstations and servers from Oracle and other vendors, with efforts underway to port to additional platforms. Solaris is registered as compliant with the Single Unix Specification.

Course Content

Introduction to Unix
    • History of Unix
    • Basic Concepts of Operating Systems, Kernel, shell and file system structure
    • Basic Concepts of Unix
    • Basic Commands of Unix
    • Advanced Unix Commands
Installation of Solaris
    • Introduction to Solaris
    • Basic concepts of Solaris
    • Interactive Installation
    • Web-start Installation
    • Network based Installation
Software package and patch administration
    • Installing, checking and deleting software packages
    • Installing, checking and deleting of patches
Startup and Shutdown scripts
    • Open Boot Prom
    • Boot Sequence
    • Kernel Initialization
    • Init Process
    • Run Control Script
User and group administration
    • Creating and deleting users from the system
    • Modifying users profile
    • Creating and deleting groups
    • Important system files related to user administration
Advanced file permissions (ACL)
    • Creating, modifying and deleting ACL’s
    • Automation of jobs
    • At
    • Cron
Device Configuration
    • Basic architecture of devices
    • Device Naming convention
    • Reconfiguring devices
Disk, Slice and Mounting File System
    • Defining disk slices
    • Mounting various file systems(hsfs, pcfs, ufs)
    • Automatic mounting of file system
    • Creating Quotas for users
    • Auditing quotas
Backup and recovery
    • Introduction to various types of backup media
    • Backing up and restoring data using ufsdump and ufsrestore commands
    • Backing up and restoring data using tar and cpio commands
Printer Configuration
    • Printing basics
    • Configuring local printer
    • Configuring print server
    • Configuring remote printer
Basics of TCP/IP
    • OSI reference model
    • Basics of TCP/IP
    • IP addressing, subnetting
Installation of Oracle 8i
    • Network based File systems ( NFS, CacheFS, AutoFS)
    • Basics of Network based file systems
    • Configuring NFS servers for sharing resources
    • Configuring NFS clients
    • Configuring Cache FS on clients of NFS
    • Configuring AutoFS (Automatic file systems), using direct and indirect mapping
Custom Jumpstart Installation
    • Creating profile for jumpstart installation over the network
    • Starting the automatic (jumpstart) installation on the client
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
    • Configuring Solaris as DHCP server
    • Configuring various clients for dhcp server, i.e. Windows client, Solaris clients, Linux clients
Network Information Service (NIS)
    • Basics of NIS
    • Configuring NIS master server, slave server and client
    • Creating NIS users
DNS with Bind 8
    • Basis of Internet
    • Basic of DNS and BIND8
    • Configuring DNS primary server, and secondary servers
    • Configuring DNS for multiple domains and sub domains
    • Configuring various clients ( Windows, Solaris, Linux)
Mail Server(SMTP,POP3,IMAP)
    • Basics of Mail servers
    • Configuring SMTP services
    • Configuring POP3/IMAP service on Solaris
Web Server ( Apache)
    • Basic of web service
    • Introduction of Apache
    • Configuring Apache for main site
    • Configuring Apache for multiple sites using IP-based, port-based and name-based virtual hosting
FTP server ( ProFTP daemon)
    • Basics of File Transfer protocol
    • Configuring proftpd for anonymous ftp service
Proxy Server (Squid)
    • Basics of proxy service
    • Configuring proxy service
    • Creating ACL’s for controlling access to internet
    • Configuring various clients ( Windows, Solaris, Linux)
Samba service
    • Basics of file sharing in Windows
    • Configuring samba to act as PDC for Windows Network
    • Configuring samba service for file sharing with windows systems
RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks)
    • Implementing RAID with ODS.(Online Disk Suite 4.2.1)
    • Concatenation and growfs
    • RAID levels ( 0, 1, and 5) with hotspare pool
Modem Configuration
    • Configuring Modems for Dial out purpose
Web Based Administration
  • Installing Webmin on Solaris
  • Administrating the Solaris machine remotely
  • Using Webmin as Tool for configuring various services on Solaris




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