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Solaris 10 System Administration Exam Prep™ by Bill Calkins

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Chapter 3. Perform System Boot and Shutdown Procedures

Objectives

The following objectives for the Solaris System Administrator Exam are covered in this chapter:

Explain boot PROM fundamentals, including OpenBoot Architecture Standard, boot PROM, NVRAM, POST, Abort Sequence, and displaying POST to serial port on SPARC systems.

Explain the BIOS settings for booting, abort sequence, and displaying POST.

Execute basic boot PROM commands for a SPARC system.

Perform system boot and shutdown procedures, including identifying the system’s boot device, creating and removing custom device aliases, viewing and changing NVRAM parameters, and interrupting an unresponsive system.

Explain the Service Management Facility and the phases of the boot ...

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