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Solaris 9 System Administration Training Guide (Exam CX-310-014 and CX-310-015)

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Solaris 9 System Administration Training Guide (Exam CX-310-014 and CX-310-015)


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  • Copyright 2003
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-2922-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-2922-4

Author Bill Calkins is the leading voice of this industry, and he's once again delivered the perfect study companion for UNIX system professionals preparing for the Solaris 9 System Administrator exams (310-014 and 310-015). Readers preparing for this exam find our Training Guide series to be the most efficient self-study tool in the market. This book is their one-stop shop because of its teaching methodology, the accompanying PrepLogic testing software, and superior Web site support at www.quepublishing.com/certification. Training Guides are subjected to rigorous technical review by a team of industry experts, and are Cramsession Approved Study Material!

The accompanying CD features PrepLogic™ Practice Tests, Preview Edition. This product includes one complete PrepLogic Practice Test with approximately the same number of questions found on the actual vendor exam. Each question contains full, detailed explanations of the correct and incorrect answers. The engine offers two study modes, Practice Test and Flash Review, full exam customization, and a detailed score report.

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Solaris 9 System Startup and Shutdown

Table of Contents


1. Managing File Systems.

Introduction. Device Drivers. Physical Device Name. Device Autoconfiguration. USB Devices. Instance Names. Major and Minor Device Numbers. Logical Device Name. A File System Defined. Defining a Disks Geometry. Solaris File System Types. Disk Slices. Parts of a UFS. The Root (/) File System. Components of the UFS. Creating a UFS. Understanding Custom File System Parameters. File System Operations. Tuning File Systems. Mounting File Systems. Unmounting a File System. Volume Management. Information on File Systems.

2. Installing the Solaris 9 Operating Environment.

Introduction. Installing the Solaris 9 Software. Requirements and Preparation for Installing the Solaris 9 Software. Software Terminology. Disk Storage. Methods of Installing the Solaris 9 Software. Upgrading the operating system. The Solaris Installation Prechecklist. Tools for Managing Software. Adding and Removing Software Packages. Using a Spool Directory. Listing and Verifying Installed Packages. Software Patches. Installing a Patch. Patch Manager (smpatch). Patch Tool. General Guidelines.

3. System Startup and Shutdown.

Introduction. Booting a System. The OpenBoot Environment. The OpenBoot Architecture. The OpenBoot Interface. Getting Help in OpenBoot. PROM Device Tree (Full Device Pathnames). OpenBoot NVRAM. OpenBoot Security. OpenBoot Diagnostics. OpenBoot PROM Versions. Booting a System. The Kernel. System Run States. System Shutdown.

4. User and Security Administration.

Introduction. Administering User Accounts. Setting Up Shell Initialization Files. System Security. The Secure Shell (ssh). ASET. Common-Sense Security Techniques.

5. Managing System Processes.

Introduction. Viewing a Process. Process Types. Using Signals. Scheduling Processes. Scheduling Priorities. Using the Solaris Batch-Processing Facility.

6. Managing the LP Print Service.

The LP Print Service. The Solaris Print Service. Setting Up the Printer Hardware. Setting Up the Printer Software. Administering Printers.

7. Performing System Backups and Restorations.

Introduction. Backup Media. Solaris Backup and Restoration Utilities. The fssnap Utility. zip and unzip. Web Start Flash Archive. The jar Utility.

8. The Solaris Network Environment.

Introduction. Network Fundamentals. Network Interfaces. Network Services. Network Maintenance.

9. Virtual File Systems, Swap Space, and Core Dumps.

Introduction. The Swap File System. Core File Configuration. Crash Dump Configuration. NFS. AutoFS.

10. Managing Storage Volumes.

Introduction. RAID. Solaris SVM. StorEdge Volume Manager.

11. Controlling Access and Configuring System Messaging.

Introduction. Access Control Lists (ACLs). Role-based Access Control (RBAC). syslog.

12. Naming Services.

Introduction. Name Services Overview. /etc Files. NIS. Planning Your NIS Domain. NIS+. DNS. Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Name Service Cache Daemon (nscd). The getent command.

13. Advanced Installation Procedures.

Introduction. JumpStart. Web Start Flash.


Fast Facts.
Practice Exam.


Appendix A. Glossary.
Appendix B. Whats on the CD-ROM.

PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition. Exclusive Electronic Version of Text.

Appendix C. Using PrepLogic, Preview Edition Software.

Exam Simulation. Question Quality. Interface Design. Effective Learning Environment. Software Requirements. Installing PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition. Removing PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition from Your Computer. Using PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition. Starting a Practice Test Mode Session. Starting a Flash Review Mode Session. Standard PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition Options. Time Remaining. Your Examination Score Report. Review Your Exam. Get More Exams. Contacting PrepLogic. Customer Service. Product Suggestions and Comments. License Agreement.



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