Solaris 10 System Administration Exam Prep

Whether or not you plan to become certified, the Solaris 10 System
Administration Exam Prep books, Part I and Part II, are the starting point to
becoming a Solaris System Administrator. It's the same training material that the
author uses in his ...

Author: Bill Calkins

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780768690774

Category: Computers

Page: 624

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Solaris 10 System Administration Part II Exam CX-310-202 Bill Calkins In this book you’ll learn Advanced Topics in Solaris 10 System Administration for SPARC and x86-based systems including: Administering the network environment in Solaris 10 Setting up RAID metadevices using SVM Configuring ZFS storage pools and file systems Configuring and administering Solaris zones and containers Administering virtual file systems and swap space Creating and administering user and Role-Based access accounts (RBAC) Using advanced installation tools to install, clone, and upgrade the operating system Bill’s original Cert Prep guides were used throughout Sun’s service organization as the SEs studied for Certification. This was not mandated by Sun management but happened through word-of-mouth by those software engineers who had successfully passed the exam. In this new edition, Bill adds a chapter for ZFS. It includes Live Upgrade conversion to a ZFS root filesystem and Zone/ZFS inter-operation. Plus, all chapters have been updated to reflect the Solaris 10 10/08 enhancements. This new guide remains the best source of preparation for the Solaris 10 Cert exam. –Brian Howard, Systems Engineer / Solaris Ambassador WRITTEN BY A LEADING SOLARIS EXPERT! Bill Calkins is owner and president of Pyramid Consulting, a computer training and consulting firm specializing in the implementation and administration of open systems. He works as a consultant with Sun Microsystems and has contributed extensively to the Solaris certification program and simulation technology. He also owns, a website that provides online UNIX training materials. Bill has more than 20 years of experience in UNIX system administration, consulting, and training at more than 250 different companies and government agencies and has authored several books on Solaris. ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3817-2 ISBN-10: 0-7897-3817-1

Solaris 8 Administrator s Guide

Solaris installs many services by default that are not commonly used in day - to -
day operations by the majority of Solaris servers . Although many administrators
feel that these services can be safely ignored until they are one day required , the

Author: Dr. Paul Watters

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596000738

Category: Computers

Page: 282

View: 551

"Solaris 8 Administrator's Guide" covers all aspects of deploying Solaris as a net-work server, including both basic and advanced network services. The book shows many examples of configuration files and third-party software installations, and delves more deeply into difficult conceptual material than do the Solaris reference manuals.

Solaris 9 Sun Certified System Administrator Study Guide

Basic Solaris User:::Automatically assigned rights: \,, \ solaris.mail.mailq,, \ solaris.admin,, \ ...

Author: Quentin Docter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780782151664

Category: Computers

Page: 597

View: 222

With over a million licensed users for Solaris 8, Sun Microsystems successfully launched the long awaited Solaris 9 O/S in May 2002. Soon after, Sun revamped their popular certification track to include two tiered certifications. With new objectives, the Certified System Administrator, is positioned to be one of the most popular IT certifications. In order to obtain your Certified System Administrator certification, one must pass two exams. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

DB2 for Solaris

As described in the previous section , IBM provides many solutions for the Sun
Solaris platform with DB2 UDB and other data management products . For the
Solaris platform , DB2 UDB WSE , DB2 UDB ESE , and DB2 UDB ESE with DPF
are ...

Author: Tom Bauch

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780130463807

Category: Computers

Page: 536

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-- The insider's guide to table structures, cluster configuration, and other optimization opportunities. -- Provides best practices techniques for installing, configuring, and optimizing DB2 in the Solaris Operating Environment. -- Covers the new Solaris Operating Environment security features to make your databases even more secure! -- Part of the IBM Press DB2 Series. This is the only IBM insider's reference and guidebook for making the most of DB2 in Solaris enterprise environments. Coverage includes: integrating Solaris and DB2 to build more secure database applications; working with DB2's management utilities in a Solaris environment; client/server communications under Solaris; special issues and opportunities associated with running DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Edition under Solaris, and much more! The authors explain configuring Solaris and DB2 failover support and provide expert tips and techniques for DB2/Solaris performance monitoring, optimization, and troubleshooting. If you manage or develop for DB2 on Solaris, this book is critical to your success -- and you can't find it anywhere else!

Solaris 8 System Administrator

test / Solaris / 8 : total o Removing Directories by Using the rmdir or rm Command
Either the rmdir ( 1 ) or rm ( 1 ) command can be used to remove directories . The
rmdir command removes the directories specified as one or more command ...

Author: Darrell Ambro

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789728685

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 524

Offers test-taking strategies and tips, practice questions, and a cram sheet.

Solaris PC Netlink

The PC NetLink software can be set up to map Windows NT Domain user
accounts to Solaris accounts. If there is no association between these accounts,
the PC NetLink software will assign the ownership of the files it creates and
manipulates ...

Author: Don DeVitt

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 0130266868

Category: Computers

Page: 378

View: 447

"PC Netlink Server Software" is Sun's latest offering designed to allow Sun servers to support PC client services. This book is the bible for administrators and planners who need vital information for planning and implementing enterprise-capable PC NetLink Server systems.

Solaris Guide for Windows NT Administrators

For years, Solaris servers have shipped with multiple NICs installed. Originally,
Solaris servers with two or more NICs functioned as routers. Solaris software
provides the services required, such as the Routing Information Protocol (RIP), ...

Author: Tom Bialaski

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 0130258547

Category: Computers

Page: 147

View: 854

The perfect guide for NT administrators learning Solaris--or anyone integrating NT and Solaris. More and more system administrators face the challenge of integrating Solaris with Windows NT--or of migrating from departmental NT servers to enterprise Solaris Operating Environments. For them, this book will be an invaluable resource. A leading Sun engineer who is also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer teaches users all they need to know to smoothly coexist with, or transition from Windows NT.

Solaris Internals

Author: Jim Mauro

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780130224965

Category: Computers

Page: 657

View: 174

PREFACE The internals of the UNIX kernel are fairly well-documented, most notably by Goodheart and Cox 10, Bach 1, McKusick et al. 19, and Vahalia 39. These texts have become a common source of reference information for those who want to better understand the internals of UNIX. However little has been written about the specifics of the Solaris kernel. The paucity of Solaris specific information led us to create our own reference material. As we published information through white papers, magazine columns, and tutorials, the number of folks expressing interest motivated us to produce a complete work that discussed Solaris exclusively. About This Book This book is about the internals of Sun's Solaris Operating Environment. The rapid growth of Solaris has created a large number of users, software developers, systems administrators, performance analysts, and other members of the technical community, all of whom require in-depth knowledge about the environment in which they work. Since the focus of this book is the internals of the Solaris kernel, the book provides a great deal of information on the architecture of the kernel and the major data structures and algorithms implemented in the operating system. However, rather than approach the subject matter from a purely academic point of view, we wrote the book with an eye on the practical application of the information contained herein. Thus, we have emphasized the methods and tools that can be used on a Solaris system to extract information that otherwise is not easily accessible with the standard bundled commands and utilities. We want to illustrate how you can apply this knowledge in a meaningful way, as your job or interest dictates. To maximize the usefulness of the text, we included specific information on Solaris versions 2.5.1, 2.6, and Solaris 7. We cover the major Solaris subsystems, including memory management, process management, threads, files, and file systems. We do not cover details of low-level I/O, device drivers, STREAMS, and networking. For reference material on these topics, see "Writing Device Drivers" 28, the "STREAMS Programming Guide" 29, and "UNIX Network Programming" 32. The material included in this book is not necessarily presented at an introductory level, although whenever possible we begin discussing a topic with some conceptual background information. We assume that you have some familiarity with operating systems concepts and have used a UNIX-based operating system. Some knowledge of the C programming language is useful but not required. Because of the variety of hardware platforms on which Solaris runs, it is not practical to discuss the low-level details of all the different processors and architectures, so our hardware focus, when detail is required, is admittedly UltraSPARC-centric. This approach makes the most sense since it represents the current technology and addresses the largest installed base. In general, the concepts put forth when detail is required apply to other processors and platforms supported. The differences are in the specific implementation details, such as per-processor hardware registers. Throughout the book we refer to specific kernel functions by name as we describe the flow of various code segments. These routines are internal to the operating system and should not be construed as, or confused with, the public interfaces that ship as part of the Solaris product line-the systems calls and library interfaces. The functions referenced throughout the text, unless explicitly noted, are private to the kernel and not callable or in any way usable by application programs. Intended Audience We hope that this book will serve as a useful reference for a variety of technical staff members working with the Solaris Operating Environment. Application developerscan find information in this book about how Solaris implements functions behind the application programming interfaces. This information helps developers understand performance, scalability, and implementation specifics of each interface when they develop Solaris applications. The system overview section and sections on scheduling, interprocess communication, and file system behavior should be the most useful sections. Device driver and kernel module developersof drivers, STREAMS modules, loadable system calls, etc., can find herein the general architecture and implementation theory of the Solaris Operating Environment. The Solaris kernel framework and facilities portions of the book (especially the locking and synchronization primitives chapters) are particularly relevant. Systems administrators, systems analysts, database administrators, and ERP managersresponsible for performance tuning and capacity planning can learn about the behavioral characteristics of the major Solaris subsystems. The file system caching and memory management chapters provide a great deal of information about how Solaris behaves in real-world environments. The algorithms behind Solaris tunable parameters (which are detailed in Appendix A) are covered in depth throughout the book. Technical support staffresponsible for the diagnosis, debugging, and support of Solaris will find a wealth of information about implementation details of Solaris. Major data structures and data flow diagrams are provided in each chapter to aid debugging and navigation of Solaris Systems. System users who just want to know moreabout how the Solaris kernel works will find high-level overviews at the start of each chapter. In addition to the various technical staff members listed above, we also believe that members of the academic community will find the book of value in studying how a volume, production kernel implements major subsystems and solves the problems inherent in operating systems development. How This Book Is Organized We organizedSolaras Internalsinto several logical parts, each part grouping several chapters containing related information. Our goal was to provide a building block approach to the material, where later sections build on information provided in earlier chapters. However, for readers familiar with particular aspects of operating systems design and implementation, the individual parts and chapters can stand on their own in terms of the subject matter they cover. Part One:Introduction to Solaris Internals Chapter 1— An Introduction to Solaris Chapter 2— Kernel Services Chapter 3— Kernel Synchronization Primitives Chapter 4— Kernel Bootstrap and Initialization Part Two:The Solaris Memory System Chapter 5— Solaris Memory Architecture Chapter 6— Kernel Memory Chapter 7— Memory Monitoring Part Three:Threads, Processes, and IPC Chapter 8— The Solaris Multithreaded Process Architecture Chapter 9— The Solaris Kernel Dispatcher Chapter 10— Interprocess Communication Part Four:Files and File Systems Chapter 11— Solaris Files and File I/O Chapter 12— File System Overview Chapter 13— File System Framework Chapter 14— The UNIX File System Chapter 15— Solaris File System Cache Solaris Source Code In February 2000, Sun announced the availability of Solaris source. This book provides the essential companion to the Solaris source and can be used as a guide to the Solaris kernel framework and architecture. It should also be noted that the source available from Sun is the Solaris 8 source. Although this book covers Solaris versions up to and including Solaris 7, almost all of the material is relevant to Solaris 8. Updates and Related Material To complement this book, we created a Web site where we will place updated material, tools we refer to, and links to related material on the topics covered. The Web site is available at A Note from the Authors We certainly hope that you get as much out of reading Solaris Internals as we did from writing it. We welcome comments, suggestions, and questions from readers.

Solaris 9 For Dummies

Author: David Taylor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780764544255

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 338

Discover new security features and easier installation Light up your system with a new resource manager, volume manager, and directory server In the dark about Solaris 9? Open this book and let the sun shine in! It'll help you chart a course for StarOffice, explore CDE and GNOME desktops, and harness Solaris power to configure Web servers, access Internet services, build great Web sites, manage files and directories, and a galaxy of other tasks. The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun

Solaris and LDAP Naming Services

... for instructions. w w 1. Step 13. Creating Sample Test Entries For. Repeat the
above, substituting the following attributes and objectclasses: 6. The /etc/nsswitch
.conf file is modified to include ldap as. 138 Solaris and LDAP Naming Services.

Author: Tom Bialaski

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 0130306789

Category: Computers

Page: 372

View: 226

A BluePrint guide that details Best Practices for providing comprehensive, enterprise-wide directory services in a Solaris Operating Environment.

The Solaris Effect

Author: Steven Dillon

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292782273

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

View: 793

What do contemporary American movies and directors have to say about the relationship between nature and art? How do science fiction films like Steven Spielberg's A.I. and Darren Aronofsky's π represent the apparent oppositions between nature and culture, wild and tame? Steven Dillon's intriguing new volume surveys American cinema from 1990 to 2002 with substantial descriptions of sixty films, emphasizing small-budget independent American film. Directors studied include Steven Soderbergh, Darren Aronofsky, Todd Haynes, Harmony Korine, and Gus Van Sant, as well as more canonical figures like Martin Scorcese, Robert Altman, David Lynch, and Steven Spielberg. The book takes its title and inspiration from Andrei Tarkovsky's 1972 film Solaris, a science fiction ghost story that relentlessly explores the relationship between the powers of nature and art. The author argues that American film has the best chance of aesthetic success when it acknowledges that a film is actually a film. The best American movies tell an endless ghost story, as they perform the agonizing nearness and distance of the cinematic image. This groundbreaking commentary examines the rarely seen bridge between select American film directors and their typically more adventurous European counterparts. Filmmakers such as Lynch and Soderbergh are cross-cut together with Tarkovsky and the great French director, Jean-Luc Godard, in order to test the limits and possibilities of American film. Both enthusiastically cinephilic and fiercely critical, this book puts a decade of U.S. film in its global place, as part of an ongoing conversation on nature and art.

Solaris 8 Advanced System Administrator s Guide

Author: Janice Winsor

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 0130277037

Category: Computers

Page: 789

View: 150

Covers the tasks most crucial to advanced administration including mail services, NIS+ naming service, Automounter Services, Sevice Access Facility, shell programing, and system security.

Hack Proofing Sun Solaris 8

... accounts such as root. Other criteria include greater overall protections for the
operating environment, further enhanced auditing, and the ability to maintain
label. 36 Chapter 2 • Securing Solaris with the Bundled
Security ...

Author: Syngress

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080478128

Category: Computers

Page: 608

View: 585

The only way to stop a hacker is to think like one! Sun Microsystem's venerable and well-respected operating system Solaris is currently in version 8, and runs on both Intel and Sun Hardware. Solaris is one of the most comprehensive and popular UNIX operating systems available. Hundreds of thousands of business enterprises, both small and large, depend on Sun Solaris to keep their business alive - but have they protected themselves against hackers? Hack Proofing Sun Solaris 8 is the latest addition to the popular Hack Proofing series from Syngress Publishing. Providing hands-on information written by both security professionals and self-proclaimed hackers, this book will give system administrators the edge they need to fortify their Sun Solaris operating system against the never-ending threat of hackers. The fifth title in the popular series that brought us the bestseller Hack Proofing Your Network Teaches strategy and techniques using forensic-based analysis Up to the minute Web-based support with [email protected]

Solaris 8 System Administrators s Reference

Attribute Type Attribute Value Availability SUNWcdrom ( Solaris CD ) See Also
pkginfo ( 1 ) , install ( 1M ) , pkgadd ( 1M ) , attributes ( 5 ) Solaris Advanced
Installation Guide swap Swap Administrative Interface Synopsis / usr / sbin / swap
-a ...

Author: Janice Winsor

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780130277015

Category: Computers

Page: 1279

View: 646

All the information system administators need to perform critical tasks with Solaris 8. Covers over 400 commands with comprehensive descriptions and tested examples.

Solaris Operating Environment Boot Camp

If you have programs other than those provided as part of Solaris with these bits
set , be sure that you trust what they do . Likewise , if you do need to write your
own setuid program , ensure that you consider all the security implications when

Author: David Rhodes

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780130342874

Category: Computers

Page: 566

View: 578

You have the man pages: what you need are answers! Solaris Operating Environment Boot Camp puts the answers right at your fingertips. Drawing on nearly 30 years of sys admin experience, David Rhodes and Dominic Butler cover every facet of Solaris OE system administration, from simple user management on standalone servers to building and managing a fully networked enterprise environment. They explain every task in detail, with sample commands, specific output, lists of affected system files, and in some cases, complete shell scripts. Coverage includes filesystems, kernels, packages, shells, Internet/DNS, email, PPP, NIS, backup/restore, security, and much more.

Solaris 9 Network Administrator

Sun Microsystems , Solaris 9 System Administrator Collection System
Administration Guide : Resource Management and Network Services . Available
in printed form , on the Web at , and from the online
documentation ...

Author: John Philcox

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789728708

Category: Computers

Page: 386

View: 758

Offers test-taking strategies and tips, practice questions, and a cram sheet.

Solaris 8

Author: Rafeeq Ur Rehman

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9781578702619

Category: Computers

Page: 508

View: 784

This book helps certified Solaris System Administrators pass the Network Administrator exam. This exam is rapidly increasing in popularity. This book follows the successful Training Guide format, which delivers superior solutions in the form of lab examples, self-assessment opportunities, summary tables, and several effective learning tools - including ExamGear -- that enhance the learning experience.

Inside Solaris 9

Author: Bill Calkins

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780735711013

Category: Computers

Page: 910

View: 258

Annotation The most complete reference for implementing Solaris 9 solutions. Respected author and expert technical reviewers. Gives the in-depth Inside treatment to Solaris 9. Capitalizes on the increased interest in Solaris with the new release, and gives administrators the information theyll need on a daily basis. Inside Solaris 9 gives administrators the information theyll need to upgrade to Solaris 9 and maximize the new features. Author Bill Calkins begins by laying the foundations of Solaris, then explains how to get set up with Solaris 9 (including any potential pitfalls). Next, system maintenance issues are covered such as setting up user accounts, managing file systems and processes, system security, monitoring and tuning, and backup and recovery. Solaris networking and service management issues round out the book, along with some excellent resources and a glossary. Bill Calkins is owner and president of Pyramid Consulting, a computer training and consulting firm near Grand Rapids, Michigan, specializing in the implementation and administration of Open Systems. He is also the owner of, a web site that provides online UNIX training materials. He has more than 18 years of experience in UNIX system administration, consulting, and training at more than 100 different companies. Bill has authored several UNIX textbooks, which are currently best sellers and used by universities and training organizations worldwide, including Solaris 8 System Administrator Certification Training Guide (1578702496).

Configuring and Tuning Databases on the Solaris Platform

DB2 for Solaris does use the buffer cache for DSS table scans , although buffer
caches do not need to be large since blocks are discarded quickly . The buffer
cache is most effective when data access is skewed . Access is skewed if some
data ...

Author: Allan N. Packer

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780130834171

Category: Computers

Page: 502

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Covers key performance issues related to using leading databases on Sun servers for system administrators and database programmers. This book brings together best-practice guidelines for every aspect of database tuning on Sun servers.

Solaris Internals

Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris Kernel Architecture (paperback) Richard McDougall,
Jim Mauro. Readers interested in specific releases
before Solaris 8 should continue to use the first edition as a reference.

Author: Richard McDougall

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132715740

Category: Computers

Page: 1408

View: 566

"The Solaris™Internals volumes are simply the best and most comprehensive treatment of the Solaris (and OpenSolaris) Operating Environment. Any person using Solaris--in any capacity--would be remiss not to include these two new volumes in their personal library. With advanced observability tools in Solaris (likeDTrace), you will more often find yourself in what was previously unchartable territory. Solaris™ Internals, Second Edition, provides us a fantastic means to be able to quickly understand these systems and further explore the Solaris architecture--especially when coupled with OpenSolaris source availability." --Jarod Jenson, chief systems architect, Aeysis "The Solaris™ Internals volumes by Jim Mauro and Richard McDougall must be on your bookshelf if you are interested in in-depth knowledge of Solaris operating system internals and architecture. As a senior Unix engineer for many years, I found the first edition of Solaris™ Internals the only fully comprehensive source for kernel developers, systems programmers, and systems administrators. The new second edition, with the companion performance and debugging book, is an indispensable reference set, containing many useful and practical explanations of Solaris and its underlying subsystems, including tools and methods for observing and analyzing any system running Solaris 10 or OpenSolaris." --Marc Strahl, senior UNIX engineer Solaris™ Internals, Second Edition, describes the algorithms and data structures of all the major subsystems in the Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris kernels. The text has been extensively revised since the first edition, with more than 600 pages of new material. Integrated Solaris tools and utilities, including DTrace, MDB, kstat, and the process tools, are used throughout to illustrate how the reader can observe the Solaris kernel in action. The companion volume, Solaris™ Performance and Tools, extends the examples contained here, and expands the scope to performance and behavior analysis. Coverage includes: Virtual and physical memory Processes, threads, and scheduling File system framework and UFS implementation Networking: TCP/IP implementation Resource management facilities and zones The Solaris™ Internals volumes make a superb reference for anyone using Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris.