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OCA Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-821)

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The only Oracle Press guide to the all-new Oracle Certified Associate Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration exam—the designated entry point for the Oracle Solaris 11 system administration certification track. Offering 100% coverage of the exam 1Z0-821 objectives, OCA Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Exam Guide includes exam tips that highlight key information and potential pitfalls in the exam. Hands-on examples and exercises are also included to reinforce practical learning and the practice questions at the end of every chapter test comprehension and simulate actual exam questions.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. OCA Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-821)
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. About the Author
  6. Contents at a Glance
  7. Contents
  8. Preface
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. Introduction
  11. 1 Planning an Oracle Solaris 11 Installation
    1. Why Plan Your Solaris 11 Installation?
      1. With Users in Mind
    2. Identifying Pre-installation Tasks
      1. Identify System Requirements
      2. Identify Installation Requirements
      3. Identify Networking Options
      4. Check Device Drivers
      5. Review Documentation and Release Notes
    3. Identifying Installation Options and Differences
      1. Installer Images
      2. Storage
      3. Identifying Differences Between the Live Media and Text Installers
    4. Conducting a Test of Installation Requirements
    5. Reviewing the Installation Process
      1. Exercise 1-1 Generating a Device Driver Utility Report
    6. Two-Minute Drill
    7. Q&A Self Test
    8. Self Test Answers
  12. 2 Installing Oracle Solaris 11
    1. Using the LiveCD GUI Installer
    2. Reviewing the LiveCD Desktop
    3. Conducting an Installation
    4. Reviewing the Installation Log
    5. Logging In for the First Time
    6. Reviewing Text Installer Differences
    7. Verifying the Installation
    8. Two-Minute Drill
    9. Q&A Self Test
    10. Self Test Answers
  13. 3 Understanding the Boot Model
    1. Booting on SPARC Systems
    2. Booting on X86 Systems
      1. The Solaris Boot Design and Process
      2. Managing the Boot Archive
      3. Listing Logged-in Users
      4. Shutting Down the System
    3. Managing Boot Environments (BEs)
      1. Using the beadm Utility to Administer Boot Environments
      2. Using Package Manager to Administer Boot Environments
    4. Troubleshooting Boot Problems
    5. Two-Minute Drill
    6. Q&A Self Test
    7. Self Test Answers
  14. 4 Understanding File Systems
    1. Understanding Disk-based File Systems
    2. Understanding Network-based File Systems
    3. Understanding Virtual File Systems
    4. Understanding ZFS
      1. What Is ZFS?
    5. Administering ZFS File Systems
      1. Using the zfs Command
    6. Using ZFS Snapshots and Clones
      1. Listing Snapshots and Clones
      2. Creating and Destroying Snapshots
      3. Creating and Destroying Clones
    7. Two-Minute Drill
    8. Q&A Self Test
    9. Self Test Answers
  15. 5 Securing Systems and Files
    1. Controlling System Access
      1. Understanding the Authentication and Authorization Model
      2. Monitoring and Disabling User Accounts
    2. Controlling File Access
      1. Understanding File Types and Permission Modes
      2. Setting File Permissions and Ownership
    3. Securing the Authentication Process
      1. Understanding Solaris Authentication Services
      2. Understanding the Secure Shell
      3. Configuring and Using Secure Shell
    4. Two-Minute Drill
    5. Q&A Self Test
    6. Self Test Answers
  16. 6 Managing Users and Groups
    1. Understanding Users and Groups
      1. Understanding Account Types
      2. Understanding System Databases
      3. Defining a User
      4. Changing Standard Login Requirements
      5. Using the passwd Utility
    2. Creating and Managing Accounts
      1. Setting Account Defaults
      2. Creating User, Role, and Group Accounts
    3. Configuring Login Initialization
      1. Customizing User Shells
    4. Using Shell Metacharacters
      1. Using Shell Metacharacters
    5. Two-Minute Drill
    6. Q&A Self Test
    7. Self Test Answers
  17. 7 Managing Processes
    1. Understanding Processes
      1. Understanding Process Spawning
      2. Understanding Process States
    2. Observing Processes
      1. Using the pgrep Command
      2. Using the pargs Command
      3. Using the pcred Command
      4. Using the pfiles Command
      5. Using the prstat Command
    3. Managing Process States
      1. Using the pkill Command
      2. Using the prun and pstop Commands
      3. Using the pwait Command
    4. Scheduling System Administration Tasks
      1. Using the at Command
      2. Understanding Scheduling Intervals
      3. Managing Cron Job Tables
      4. Editing Cron Jobs
      5. Permitting Users to Use Cron
    5. Two-Minute Drill
    6. Q&A Self Test
    7. Self Test Answers
  18. 8 Administering the Services Management Facility (SMF)
    1. Understanding the Role of SMF
      1. Understanding Legacy Run Control
      2. Understanding What SMF Adds to Run Control
      3. Understanding the Role of a Service
      4. Identifying a Service and its Instances
      5. Understanding Service States
      6. Comparing Run Levels to Service Milestones
      7. Understanding the Configuration Repository
      8. Understanding the Restarter Daemon
    2. Administering SMF Services
      1. Using the svcs Command
      2. Using the svcadm Command
      3. Adding Notifications to SMF
      4. Using the Namesake Commands
    3. Two-Minute Drill
    4. Q&A Self Test
    5. Self Test Answers
  19. 9 Understanding Projects and Tasks
    1. Understanding Projects
      1. Understanding Default Projects
      2. Understanding Project Integration in Solaris
      3. Understanding the /etc/project File Format
      4. Managing Project Entries
    2. Understanding Tasks
      1. Managing Tasks at Run Time
    3. Managing Project, Task, and Process Resources
      1. Understanding Resource Controls
      2. Defining Resource Controls as Attributes
      3. Managing Resource Controls at Run Time
    4. Two-Minute Drill
    5. Q&A Self Test
    6. Self Test Answers
  20. 10 Applying Resource Thresholds
    1. Logging Resource Thresholds
    2. Capping Memory
    3. Scheduling Processes
    4. Pooling CPUs
    5. Two-Minute Drill
    6. Q&A Self Test
    7. Self Test Answers
  21. 11 Configuring Additional Storage
    1. Understanding Logical Volume Management
      1. Understanding RAID Levels
      2. Understanding the Role of Pools in ZFS Technology
    2. Administering ZFS Pools
      1. Understanding ZFS Pool Requirements
      2. Understanding the zpool Command
      3. Creating and Destroying ZFS Pools
      4. Setting ZFS Pool Mount Points
      5. Understanding ZFS Pool Properties
      6. Reviewing ZFS Pool Command History
      7. Checking ZFS Pool Status and Health
      8. Reporting Storage Pool I/O
    3. Two-Minute Drill
    4. Q&A Self Test
    5. Self Test Answers
  22. 12 Adding and Updating Solaris Software
    1. Understanding the Image Packaging System (IPS)
      1. Understanding IPS Roles
      2. Understanding Repositories and Publishers
      3. Understanding Packages
      4. Understanding the Package FMRI
      5. Understanding the IPS Image
      6. Understanding the Update Manager
    2. Updating the Solaris 11 Image with IPS
      1. Using the Command-Line Interface
      2. Using the Package Manager
    3. Managing Software Packages
      1. Using Package Manager
      2. Listing Packages and Their Contents
      3. Searching For and Verifying Package Installation
      4. Installing and Removing Packages
      5. Using the pkg Command
      6. Listing Packages and Their Contents
      7. Searching For and Verifying Package Installation
      8. Installing and Removing Packages
    4. Two-Minute Drill
    5. Q&A Self Test
    6. Self Test Answers
  23. 13 Monitoring the System with Logging
    1. Understanding System Logging
      1. Sorting Log Messages by Facility
      2. Sorting Log Messages by Severity
      3. Understanding Selectors
      4. Understanding Actions
      5. Understanding Messages
    2. Configuring Logging Services
      1. Reconfiguring Selectors and Actions
      2. Accepting Remote Messages
    3. Managing Log Files
      1. Rotating Log Files
    4. Writing Log Messages
    5. Two-Minute Drill
    6. Q&A Self Test
    7. Self Test Answers
  24. 14 Administering Process and Kernel Crash Data
    1. Understanding Core Files
    2. Generating Core Files
    3. Understanding Crash Dumps
    4. Generating Crash Dumps
    5. Managing Core and Crash Dumps
      1. Using the coreadm Command
      2. Using the dumpadm Command
    6. Two-Minute Drill
    7. Q&A Self Test
    8. Self Test Answers
  25. 15 Managing Network Resources
    1. Understanding TCP/IP Networking
      1. Analyzing the TCP/IP Model
      2. IP Addressing
    2. Working with Data Links
    3. Working with IP Interfaces
    4. Verifying Network Operations
      1. Using Network SMF Services
      2. Testing Another Device on the Network
      3. Testing for DNS Response
      4. Testing Network Activity
    5. Two-Minute Drill
    6. Q&A Self Test
    7. Self Test Answers
  26. 16 Managing Virtual Network Resources
    1. Understanding Virtual Networks
      1. Managing the Physical Layer
      2. Virtualizing the Physical Layer
      3. Virtualizing the Data Link Layer
      4. Understanding IP Layer Objects
      5. Understanding Vanity Naming
      6. Understanding Network Objects and Properties
    2. Managing Virtual Data Links
    3. Managing Virtual IP Interfaces
      1. Managing IP Address Objects
    4. Two-Minute Drill
    5. Q&A Self Test
    6. Self Test Answers
  27. 17 Administering Solaris Zones
    1. Understanding Solaris Zones
      1. Understanding the Global Zone
      2. Understanding Zones and Resource Management
      3. Understanding Zone States
      4. Understanding Branded Zones
      5. Understanding Access to Non-Global Zones
    2. Configuring and Reporting on Solaris Zones
      1. Reporting Zone Utilization
    3. Administering Solaris Zones
      1. Configuring a Zone
      2. Installing a Zone
      3. Booting and Accessing a Zone
      4. Exiting a Zone
      5. Halting and Deleting a Zone
    4. Two-Minute Drill
    5. Q&A Self Test
    6. Self Test Answers
  28. A About the Download
    1. Steps to Download MasterExam
      1. System Requirements
      2. MasterExam
    2. Help
    3. Removing Installation
    4. Technical Support
      1. LearnKey Technical Support
  29. B Practice Exam
  30. Index