Solaris 9 File Systems and Storage

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To describe Solaris file systems and their use

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 File Systems and Storage

  • explain the different types of file systems that Solaris uses.
  • explain how to use the Solaris swap file system and how to configure swap space.
  • use the swap command to manage memory in a Solaris system.
  • describe the main features and benefits of the Solaris network file system.
  • explain how to use NFS servers.
  • configure the NFS for file sharing.
  • explain NFS logging and troubleshooting.
  • use NFS client commands and configure NFS logging.
  • explain how the AutoFS utility works in a Solaris system.
  • configure AutoFS in Solaris 9.
  • describe how to set up and use the CacheFS file system in a Solaris system.
  • create, optimize, and delete the CacheFS.
  • describe common storage methods and their benefits in Solaris.
  • compare different RAID solutions for a Solaris system.
  • determine when to use different RAID levels and identify the advantages of different disk configurations.
  • describe the main features of the Solaris Volume Manager.
  • explain how to use the Solaris Volume Manager CLI.
  • to explain how to use the Solaris Volume Manager GUI.
  • use the Solaris Volume Manager.
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