The following objectives for the Solaris System Administrator Exam are covered in this chapter:
Given a scenario, explain boot PROM fundamentals, including OpenBoot Architecture Standard, boot PROM, NVRAM, POST, Abort Sequence, and displaying POST to serial port for SPARC.
Given a scenario, explain the BIOS settings for booting, abort sequence, and displaying POST, including BIOS configuration for x64- and x86-based systems.
Execute basic boot PROM commands for a SPARC system.
Perform system boot and shutdown procedures, including identifying the system’s boot device, creating and removing custom device aliases, viewing and changing NVRAM ...