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Introduction to Solaris System Administration

Duration: 5 days


Individuals who are responsible for the day to day administering of the Solaris Operating System.

Course Contents

  1. Operating System Fundamentals

  2. Solaris Concepts and Basics

  3. Solaris Files (manipulating and printing files, directories)

  4. Shell Basics (history, alias, environment variables)

  5. Using the Korn/Bourne/C Shell Note1

  6. Solaris Processes (ps, nice, and kill commands, process scheduling)

  7. The vi/emacs/ed Editor Note1

  8. An Introduction to Korn/Bourne/C Shell Programming Note1

  9. Solaris Data Tools (grep, sort, sed, find)

  10. Solaris Productivity Tools (mail, news, calendar, at, cron, write)

  11. An Introduction to System Administration

  12. System Management Tools

  13. System Administration Tasks (user and device management)

  14. Solaris File Systems

  15. Backup and Recovery

  16. Solaris Communications Overview (TCP/IP, NFS, NIS, UUCP)

  17. Using Graphical User Interfaces Note2

  18. Managing ASCII Terminals Note2

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Instructional Technique

Students are invited to bring their current ideas and questions to the classroom for discussion. Case studies, lecture, group problem solving, and online laboratories will be used. Students will be encouraged to enhance their skills utilizing the techniques presented through classroom problem solving and controlled online workshops.



Completion of certain labs is dependent upon appropriate physical access to the machine used for the workshops, as well as root authority for security-related topics.

Note1 Selection based on customer preference.

Note2 Optional topics.