Oracle® Solaris 11 System Administration

Book Description

Oracle® Solaris 11 System Administration covers every skill required to effectively install and administer the Oracle® Solaris 11.1 operating system in production environments. It features dozens of step-bystep “learn by example” procedures, demonstrating how to apply complex solutions in real-world data center environments.

Author Bill Calkins has administered and taught Oracle Solaris and its predecessors for more than twenty years. He also helped develop the newest Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) and Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) exams, which raise the bar for Solaris certification. This guide covers every new 1Z0-821 exam topic in detail and also covers many 1Z0-822 exam topics.

Calkins also reviews the changes that system administrators will face when upgrading to Solaris 11.1 and presents new ways to perform familiar tasks on both SPARC and x86 hardware. You’ll learn how to

  • Install the Solaris 11 Operating Environment with Live Media or Text Interactive installers

  • Install, manage, and update software with the Image Packaging System and IPS repositories

  • Understand, customize, and troubleshoot SPARC and x86 boot processes from system power-up to loading the OS (including coverage of ILOM, OpenBoot, and GRUB 2)

  • Administer and create services through the service management facility (SMF)

  • Configure system messaging using SMF notifications, syslog and rsyslog

  • Configure and administer ZFS storage pools, including ZFS on the boot drive, local disks, LUNs, and a SAN

  • Configure and manage ZFS file systems: encryption, redundancy, snapshots, clones, network sharing, monitoring, device replacement, and legacy UFS migration

  • Create, migrate, contain, and administer zones, including solaris10 branded and immutable zones

  • Use RBAC to create custom rights profiles and grant special privileges

  • Manage and monitor system process scheduler (including FSS process schedulers and proc tools)

  • Configure Solaris networking and network services, including Reactive and Fixed Network Configurations, VNICs, and Virtual Networking

  • A companion website ( includes new 1Z0-821 and 1Z0-822 study strategies and self-assessment exams.

    Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Dedication Page
    5. Contents
    6. Preface
      1. What’s New in Oracle Solaris 11
      2. Conventions Used in This Book
      3. Audience
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. About the Author
      1. About the Author
      2. About the Technical Editor
    9. 1. Installing Oracle Solaris 11
      1. Preparation for Installing the OS
      2. Using the Live Media Installer
      3. Using the Interactive Text Installer: x86
      4. Using the Interactive Text Installer: SPARC
      5. Verifying the Operating Environment
      6. Upgrading from a Previous Version of Oracle Solaris
      7. Changing an Oracle Solaris Instance
      8. Updating the OS
      9. Summary
    10. 2. Managing and Updating Software with IPS
      1. Understanding IPS
      2. Installing and Managing Packages
      3. BEs
      4. Update the OS
      5. Summary
    11. 3. Boot and Shutdown Procedures for SPARC and x86-Based Systems
      1. The Boot Process: SPARC
      2. The OpenBoot Environment
      3. Booting a SPARC System
      4. Booting an x86-Based System
      5. The Boot Archive
      6. The Kernel
      7. The init Phase
      8. SMF
      9. Create SMF Manifest and Profiles
      10. System Shutdown
      11. syslog
      12. rsyslog
      13. Summary
    12. 4. Administering Storage Devices
      1. Device Drivers
      2. Physical Device Name
      3. Device Autoconfiguration
      4. USB Removable Devices
      5. Instance Names
      6. Major and Minor Device Numbers
      7. Logical Device Names
      8. A File System Defined
      9. Defining a Disk’s Geometry
      10. Disk Slices
      11. Administering LUNs
      12. Summary
    13. 5. Administering ZFS File Systems
      1. Introduction to ZFS
      2. ZFS Hardware and Software Requirements
      3. ZFS System Process
      4. ZFS RAID Configurations
      5. Creating a Storage Pool
      6. Creating a ZFS File System
      7. Renaming a ZFS File System
      8. Listing ZFS File Systems and Storage Pools
      9. ZFS Components
      10. Encrypting ZFS File Systems
      11. Removing a ZFS File System
      12. Removing a ZFS Storage Pool
      13. Adding Storage Space to a ZFS Storage Pool
      14. Mirrored Storage Pools
      15. RAID-Z Storage Pools
      16. Attaching and Detaching Devices in a Storage Pool
      17. Taking Devices in a Storage Pool Offline and Online
      18. ZFS History
      19. ZFS Properties
      20. Mounting ZFS File Systems
      21. Sharing ZFS File Systems
      22. ZFS Snapshots
      23. ZFS Clones
      24. zpool scrub
      25. Replacing Devices in a Storage Pool
      26. The ZFS Root File System
      27. Monitoring ZFS
      28. Migrate Legacy File Systems to ZFS
      29. Summary
    14. 6. Administering Zones
      1. Oracle Solaris 11 Enhancements
      2. Consolidation and Resource Management
      3. Oracle Solaris Zones
      4. Non-global Zone Root File System Models
      5. Networking in a Zone Environment
      6. Planning the Zone
      7. Zone Service Instances and Daemons
      8. Configuring a Zone
      9. Viewing the Zone Configuration
      10. Administering Zones: zoneadm
      11. Log In to a Zone: zlogin
      12. Using ZFS for Oracle Solaris Zones
      13. Zone Resource Controls
      14. Create an Exclusive-IP Zone
      15. Create a Shared-IP Zone
      16. Migrate an Oracle Solaris 10 Global Zone to Oracle Solaris 11 (P2V)
      17. Back Up a Zone
      18. Recover a Zone
      19. Delegated Zone Administration
      20. Summary
    15. 7. User and Security Administration
      1. Administering User Accounts
      2. Managing User and Group Accounts from the Command Line
      3. Setting Up Shell Initialization Files
      4. The Home Directory
      5. Projects
      6. Name Services
      7. System Security
      8. RBAC
      9. Controlling File Access
      10. Auditing Users
      11. Controlling Network Security
      12. The Secure Shell (ssh)
      13. Common-Sense Security Techniques
      14. Summary
    16. 8. Managing System Processes
      1. ps
      2. pgrep
      3. prstat
      4. top
      5. mpstat
      6. ptree
      7. time
      8. svcs
      9. Proc Tools and /proc
      10. Process Types
      11. Using Signals
      12. Scheduling Processes
      13. Using the Oracle Solaris Batch-Processing Facility
      14. Configure System Core Files
      15. Configure System Crash Dumps
      16. Summary
    17. 9. The Oracle Solaris Network Environment
      1. Client/Server Model
      2. Network Interface
      3. Fixed Network Configuration
      4. Reactive Network Configuration
      5. Configuring Additional Network Services
      6. The System Hostname
      7. Virtual Networking
      8. Checking the Network
      9. Network Services
      10. Summary
    18. 10. Network File Systems
      1. NFS Overview
      2. NFS Version 4
      3. Sharing a File System
      4. ZFS Sharing within a Non-Global Zone
      5. Mounting a Remote File System
      6. Changing the NFS Version
      7. AutoFS
      8. Mirror Mounts
      9. Troubleshooting NFS Errors
      10. Summary
    19. Index

    Product Information

    • Title: Oracle® Solaris 11 System Administration
    • Author(s): Bill Calkins
    • Release date: June 2013
    • Publisher(s): Prentice Hall
    • ISBN: 9780133007152