Transition to Solaris 11 (from Solaris 10) — A 4 day course
This course is intended for Solaris 10 Administrators who wish to quickly get up to speed with the new features of Solaris 11. It covers all the major new facilities, in a workshop environment, providing extensive hands-on practicals.
This course is similar to Oracle's Transition to Oracle Solaris 11 (ID: D73488GC10 ) but considerably less expensive. This course provides preparation for the Upgrade to Solaris 11 Systems Administrator (1Z1-820 [beta] and 1Z0-820) exam. If you are upgrading from a previous certification, there is no requirement to attend a compulsory Oracle course.
Our Solaris courses are suitable training for Solaris Certification.
During the course, the student will learn from many practical examples written for this course and supplied in the manual. Each student leaves the course with their own set of training notes for the material covered; around 120 pages per day of training.
This course is suitable for those wishing to prepare for the Upgrade to Solaris 11 Systems Administrator (1Z1-820 [beta] and 1Z0-820) exam.
This course is only suitable for experienced Solaris 10 administrators. Please contact us if in doubt.
This course has been retired and is no longer available.
Introduction to the new Solaris 11 operating system changes and enhancements
Considerations for a transition from Solaris 10 to 11
Solaris 11 Installations
- Preparations for installation
- Overview of install methods
- Installation using the interactive installer (SPARC and Intel)
- Installation with AI media (automated installer) (SPARC and Intel)
- Using AI media for troubleshooting, etc.
- Automated network installs, and how to migrate Solaris 10 Jumpstart rules, sysidcfg and profiles
- The distribution constructor
- Overview of the IPS( Image Package System)
- Using basic pkg commands to list packages and packages information
- Installing, verifying, fixing and removing packages
- Package group management
- Using the packagmanager GUI
- IPS repository management, including the creation and use of local release and support repositories
Manage Boot Environments
- Boot environments in Solaris 11 compared to Live Upgrade in Solaris 10
- Managing BEs with beadm
- BEs and IPS - how they interact
Changes in Zones
- Overview of new zone features
- Creating and managing zones
- Creating a branded Solaris 10 zone, including p2v and v2v conversions
- NFS server now supported in a non-global zone
- Read-only zones
Network Features and Changes
- Day-to-day network configuration and management changes/enhancements
- The new ipadm and enhanced dladm command
- The new network virtualisation features
- Network Auto-Magic (NWAM)
- Implement IPMP (Internet Protocol Multi-Pathing)
- Use network resource controls and network bridges
- ipadm and IPv6
Disk Storage Enhancements
- Overview of the new and changed features
- ZFS deduplication
- ZFS snapshot changes
- ZFS zpool split - the ability to split a mirror from a pool, then import it
- ZFS shadow migration
- Describe the COMSTAR (COmmon Multiprotocol Scsi TARget) framework
- Implement iSCSI including target and initiator systems
System Security New Features and Changes
- Overview of the new security features
- Configure data encryption, and create an encrypted file system
- System integrity using the Basic Audit Reporting Tool (BART), including report customisation