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Solaris 10 System Administration Exam Prep: (Exam CX-310-200), Part I, Second Edition by Bill Calkins

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Chapter 3 Performing System Boot and Shutdown Procedures for SPARC, x64-, and x86-Based Systems

Objectives

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 ...

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