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UNIX Administration I
Unix Training Overview

This five-day course focuses on providing students the skills and knowledge to perform system administration tasks.

Unix Training Audience

UNIX users and/or administrators interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the administrative aspects of the UNIX operating system.

Unix Training Prerequisites

Completion of Introduction to UNIX or equivalent experience.

Unix Training Course duration

5 Days

Unix Training Course outline

Administration

  • Brief History of UNIX
  • Three Parts of the OS
  • Default Shells
  • Add-On Shells
  • Terms
  • Man Pages and Other Documentation
  • Additional Resources
  • Hardware Requirements for Solaris
  • Installation Methods
  • Bringing the System Down
  • Starting the Installation
  • Step-by-Step Installation Options
  • Additional Resources
  • Post Installation
  • Configuring the Host Table
  • Post Install Files
  • Displaying Disk Usage by Directory
  • Displaying Disk Usage by Filesystem
  • Displaying Disk Usage by User
  • Introduction to the Solaris Management Console
  • Additional Resources
  • The Open Boot PROM
  • What is the Open Boot PROM?
  • Displaying Basic System Information
  • Getting Help
  • Displaying SCSI or IDE Devices
  • Displaying Device Alias Names
  • Creating Custom Device Alias Names
  • Displaying PROM Variables
  • Setting PROM Variables
  • Resetting PROM Variables to Factory Preset
  • Booting from PROM
  • Recovering from a stop-a
  • Additional Resources
  • Software Administration
  • Displaying Package Information
  • Removing Packages
  • Adding Packages via Scripts or the Command Line
  • Spooling Packages
  • Installing from Spooled Package
  • Removing a Spooled Package
  • The pkgchk Command
  • Review of the /var/sadm Files
  • Using admintool to Administer Packages
  • Additional Resources
  • Patches
  • What are Patches?
  • Where to Get Patches
  • Patch Reports
  • Patch Documentation
  • Preparing Patches
  • Installing Patches
  • The /var/sadm/patch Directory
  • Displaying Installed Patches
  • Removing Patches
  • Additional Resources
  • User Accounts
  • The /etc/passwd File
  • The /etc/shadow File
  • The /etc/group File
  • Using Admintool to Administer Group and User Accounts
  • Using smuser and smgroup to Administer Group and User Accounts
  • Using Solaris Management Console to Administer Group and User Accounts
  • Adding Group Accounts via the Command Line
  • Deleting Group Accounts via the Command Line
  • Adding User Accounts via the Command Line
  • Deleting User Accounts via the Command Line
  • Additional Resources
  • System Security
  • Password Security
  • Recording Failed Login Attempts
  • Shifting to Another Account
  • User Information
  • Changing the User Ownership of a File
  • Changing the Group Ownership of a File
  • Who is Logged in Now?
  • Who has Logged in the Past?
  • Controlling Logging In
  • Controlling su Attempts
  • Preventing stop-a
  • Preventing FTP Access
  • Additional Resources
  • Administering Initialization Files
  • What are Initialization Files?
  • A Review of Common Customizations
  • Bourne Shell Initialization Files
  • Korn Shell Initialization Files
  • C Shell Initialization Files
  • Testing Initialization Files
  • Additional Resources
  • Permissions
  • Basic UNIX Permissions
  • Setting Default Permissions
  • Special Permission: setuid
  • Special Permission: setgid
  • Special Permission: sticky bit
  • Additional Resources
  • Boot Process
  • Run Levels
  • Overview of the Boot Phases
  • The init Phase
  • Modifying a Run Level
  • Changing to Different Run Levels
  • Displaying Boot Messages
  • Additional Resources
  • Directory Hierarchy
  • Physical Device Names
  • Logical Device Names
  • The /etc/path_to_inst File
  • Displaying Devices
  • Virtual Filesystems vs. Physical Filesystems
  • Why Have Partitions?
  • The format Utility
  • Partitioning with SMC
  • Filesystem Types
  • The UNIX Filesystem
  • Creating a New Filesystem
  • Adding New Devices
  • Additional Resources
  • Local Disk Management
  • What is Mounting?
  • The mount Command
  • Mount Rules
  • The umount Command
  • umount Rules
  • Mounting Automatically at Boot
  • The mountall Command
  • The umountall Command
  • Review: The df Command
  • Mountain PCFS and HSFS
  • Mounting from the CD-ROM
  • Additional Resources
  • Configuring Filesystems
  • Why Filesystems Break
  • Fixing Filesystems with fsck
  • Additional Resources
  • Administering Process
  • Listing and Stopping Processes
  • CDE Process Manager (Solaris 8 and Higher Only)
  • The prstat Command (Solaris 8 and Higher Only)
  • The Solaris Management Console (Solaris 9 and Higher Only)
  • The ps and kill Commands
  • The pgrep and pkill Commands (Solaris 8 and Higher Only)
  • The xkill Command
  • Controlling Job Priority
  • Using crontab
  • Using the at Command
  • Additional Resources
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Why Perform Backups?
  • Full and Incremental Backups
  • Logical Tape Device Names
  • The ufsdump Command
  • Backing up the / and /usr Filesystems
  • The ufsrestore Command
  • The restoresymtable File
  • Restoring the / Filesystem
  • The mt Command
  • The tar Command
  • Compressing Large Files: compress
  • Compressing Large Files: gzip
  • Compressing Large Files: zip
  • Encoding Binary Files
  • Emailing Files
  • UFS Snapshots
  • Additional Resources
  • Networking
  • Setting up Remote Access Authentication
  • Remote Login
  • Remote Shell
  • Remote Copy
  • rlogin vs. telnet
  • Restricting telnet
  • Review: /etc/default/login
  • rcp vs. FTP
  • Restricting FTP
  • Disabling rlogin, rsh and rcp
  • Displaying Remote Users
  • Checking the Status of Machines
  • Additional Resources
  • Printing
  • Using admintool to Set Up Network Printers
  • Printing Files
  • Monitoring the Print Queue
  • Canceling Print Jobs
  • Specifying a Default Printer
  • Printer Classes
  • Checking Printer Status
  • Managing the Print Queue
  • Printing with Different Priorities
  • Rejecting Print Jobs
  • Moving Print Jobs
  • Recovering from Common Printer Problems
  • Removing a Printer
  • Additional Resources

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