Solaris 9 System Administration

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To describe how to manage Solaris user accounts and processes and how to install and administer Solaris packages

Target Audience
System administrators of Solaris; experienced system administrators of other UNIX or Linux-based operating systems who are moving to Solaris 9

Familiarity with managing a computer system running under any variant of UNIX or Linux; experience in interacting with a Solaris operating environment as an administrator; experience in using the vi text editor

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Lesson Objectives

Solaris 9 System Administration

  • explain how to log in and out of a Solaris system and how to change a login password.
  • explain how to add user accounts to a Solaris system.
  • describe the contents of the /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, and /etc/group files.
  • explain how to manage user and group accounts.
  • add and modify a user group in Solaris.
  • explain the functions of the different initialization files and how to customize the Solaris user environment.
  • perform basic process management in Solaris 9.
  • explain how to report active process statistics in Solaris.
  • kill a process in Solaris.
  • explain how to schedule jobs for automatic execution.
  • schedule jobs using the at and crontab commands.
  • describe how to display, add, and remove software packages in Solaris 9 using commands.
  • describe how to display, add, and delete software packages in Solaris 9 using GUIs.
  • add a software package using the pkgadd command and check its details.
  • discuss how to source software patches and describe their characteristics.
  • explain how to check, install, and remove patches.
  • manage patches in Solaris.
  • explain new features of the Solaris 9 print process and the Solaris tools for managing printers.
  • explain the Solaris print process and how to set up and use a printer.
  • set up a printer using the Solaris Print Manager.
  • explain how to manage printers and print services.
  • administer printers in Solaris 9.
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