Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 8 Study Guide

Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 8 Study Guide

by Peter H. Gregory, Sun Microsystems, Inc. Staff

Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 8 Study Guide is the only Solaris 8 administration exam prep guide endorsed by Sun Educational Services - and the only book with assessment questions approved by the exam's creators. More than a study guide, it's an outstanding reference - covering files, filesystems, disks, backup, installation, initialization,See more details below


Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 8 Study Guide is the only Solaris 8 administration exam prep guide endorsed by Sun Educational Services - and the only book with assessment questions approved by the exam's creators. More than a study guide, it's an outstanding reference - covering files, filesystems, disks, backup, installation, initialization, shutdown, commands, shells, security, processes, GUIs, user administration, troubleshooting, and much more.

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Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary and Test Yourself section.)


1. System Concepts.

Operating System. Programs and Processes. The ps Command. The prstat Command. Signals. Terminating an Active Process. The pkill Command. Daemon Processes. The File System. Getting Help. Man Pages.

2. Installation.

Installation Planning. Memory. Disk Space. Software Clusters. Network Information. Release Media .Software Installation on a New System. Installing from CD-ROM31. Software Installation on an Existing System: Solaris Upgrade. Preparing for an Upgrade. Upgrade Procedure. Installing Software Packages. pkgadd Command. pkginfo Command. pkgrm Command. Noninteractive Package Installation and Removal. pkgchk Command. Installing Patches. Where to Obtain Patches. Patch Installation. Decisions about Patches. Installing a Patch. Listing Which Patches Are Currently Installed. Removing a Patch.

3. The Boot PROM.

Overview of the Boot PROM. Accessing the Boot PROM. Entering Boot PROM with Stop A or BREAK. Entering Boot PROM at Powerup. Boot PROM Commands. Boot PROM Configuration Variables. Accessing Boot PROM Configuration Variables. Accessing Boot PROM Configuration Variables from UNIX. Boot PROM Security Levels.Devices and Device Aliases. The devalias Command. The nvalias and nvunalias Commands. Troubleshooting. System Boots from Wrong Device. System Boots from a Disk Instead of from the Network. System Boots from the Wrong Disk. System Will Not Boot from Disk. Nonresponsive System. Chapter Summary. Test Yourself.

4. Initialization and Shutdown.

System Run Levels. Show System Run Level. Sync File Systems. Change System Run Level. Change Run Level with init. Change Run Level with shutdown. Change Run Level with reboot. Change Run Level with halt. Change Run Level with poweroff. The OpenBoot boot Command. System Initialization. System Shutdown.

5. User Administration.

Account Configuration Files. The Password File. The Shadow File. The Group File. Primary and Secondary Groupids. The Root Account. Admintool. Add User Account. Modify User Account. Lock User Account. Delete User Account. Add Group. Modify Group. Delete Group. User Administration Shell Commands. useradd Command. usermod Command. userdel Command. groupadd Command. groupmod*Command. groupdel *Command. Shells. Bourne Shell. Initialization Files. Environment Variables. Aliases. C-Shell. Initialization Files. Environment Variables. Aliases. Command History. Filename Completion. Korn Shell. Initialization Files. Environment Variables. Aliases. Command-Line Editing. Command History. Restricted Shells. User Account Commands. Finding Files by Username or Group. What Users Are Logged In? who Command. rwho Command. rusers Command. finger Command. Change Password. Password Complexity. Root and Password Changes.

6. Files and Directories.

Paths. Path Metacharacters. Exploring the File System. File System Navigation. Listing the Contents of Directories. Determining File Size, Type, Owner, and Modification Date. The file Command. Working with Files. Creating Files Using the touch Command. Creating Files Using Output Redirection. Creating Files Using Copy. Moving Files. Renaming Files. Removing Files. Displaying the Contents of Text Files. Searching for Text within Files. Working with Directories. Creating Subdirectories. Renaming and Moving Directories. Removing Directories.

7. vi Editor.

Starting the vi Editor. vi Modes. Command Mode. Input Mode. Last Line Mode. Exiting vi. Moving around the File. Advanced Moving around the File. Text Editing. Inserting Text. Commands While Inserting Text. Deleting Text. Changing Text. Copying, Inserting, Searching, and Replacing. Copying Text into Buffers. Inserting Text from Buffers. Search and Replace. Reading and Writing Files. Miscellaneous Commands. Numerals Before vi Commands. Mapping New Commands. vi Configuration Commands. vi Configuration File.

8. Disks.

Adding Disks to a System. Adding a Device Dynamically Using the devfsadm Command. Disk Devices. Raw and Block Device Interfaces. Device Interfaces File Names. Tools and Disk Interfaces Used. Formatting Disks. Partition Submenu. Formatting a Disk. Changing the Partition Table. Creating, Tuning, and Checking File Systems. Creating File Systems with newfs. Tuning File Systems with tunefs. Checking File Systems with fsck. Lost Files in lost+found.

9. File Systems.

File System Types. UFS File System. S5FS File System. HSFS File System. PCFS File System. UDFS File System. NFS File System. CacheFS File System. TMPFS File System. LOFS File System. PROCFS File System. Mnttab File System. XMEMFS File System. Solaris File Systems. File Systems and Their Function. Directories. File Types. Inodes. Creating Hard and Symbolic Links with the ln Command. Mounting Fixed File Systems. The mount and umount Commands220 Automatic File System Mounting at Boot Time. The /etc/vfstab File and the mount Command. The /etc/mnttab File. The mountall and umountall Commands. Working with Removable File Systems. Mounting and Unmounting Removable Media without Volume Management. Creating UFS File Systems on a Diskette. Ejecting Media. Volume Management. Volume Management Daemon. Mounting CD-ROMs with Volume Management. Mounting Diskettes with Volume Management. Volume Management Configuration.

10. Backup and Recovery.

Compressing Files. compress and uncompress. zcat. pack, unpack, and pcat. gzip, gunzip, and gzcat. Creating Archive Files. tar. Cpio. zip and unzip. Jar. Backing Up a System to Tape. Tape Devices. The mt Command. ufsdump and ufsrestore. ufsrestore Interactive Mode. tar and cpio. Recovering a System from a Backup Tape.

11. Security.

File and Directory Permissions. Working with File Permissions. Files with SetUID and SetGID Permissions. Working with Directory Permissions. Directories with Sticky Bit Permissions. Directories with SetUID and SetGID Permissions. Displaying File and Directory Permissions. Changing File and Directory Permissions. The chown Command. The chgrp Command. The chmod Command. The umask Command. umask and Directories. File and Directory Access Control Lists. Setting Access Control Lists. Displaying Access Control Lists. Working with Access Control Lists. Finding Files and Directories with Permission Attributes.

12. Remote Administration.

Remote Sessions. telnet Command. rlogin Command. Remote Commands. Remote File Copy. rcp Command. ftp Command. Remote Login Access Control. /etc/default/login File. /etc/nologin File. Remote Administration Access Control. /etc/hosts.equiv File. .rhosts File. Format of /etc/hosts.equiv and .rhosts. /etc/hosts.equiv and .rhosts Search Order.


Answers. Examination Objectives. Sample Pre-Test Agreement. Sun Certification Program Policy on Candidate Misconduct. Supplemental Information. Additional Resources.


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