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System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

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This book is for anyone who is responsible for administering one or more systems that run the Solaris Operating System. The book covers a broad range of Solaris system administration topics such as managing user accounts, diskless clients, booting a system, using the Service Management Facility (SMF), and managing software and patches. Topics are described for both SPARC and x86 based systems, where appropriate.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Preface
  3. Solaris Management Tools (Road Map)
    1. What's New in Solaris Management Tools?
    2. Matrix of Solaris Management Tools and Supported Releases
    3. Feature Descriptions for Solaris Management Tools
    4. Feature Descriptions for Solaris 9 Management Tools
    5. Availability of Solaris Management Commands
    6. For More Information About Solaris Management Tools
  4. Working With the Solaris Management Console (Tasks)
    1. Solaris Management Console (Overview)
    2. Becoming Superuser (root) or Assuming a Role
    3. Using the Solaris Management Tools With RBAC (Task Map)
    4. Starting the Solaris Management Console
    5. Using the Solaris Management Tools in a Name Service Environment (Task Map)
    6. Adding Tools to the Solaris Management Console
    7. Troubleshooting the Solaris Management Console
  5. Working With the Sun Java Web Console (Tasks)
    1. What's New in Administering the Java Web Console?
    2. Java Web Console (Overview)
    3. Getting Started With the Java Web Console (Task Map)
    4. Getting Started With the Java Web Console
    5. Managing the Console Service
    6. Configuring the Java Web Console
    7. Troubleshooting the Java Web Console Software (Task Map)
    8. Troubleshooting the Java Web Console Software
    9. Java Web Console Reference Information
  6. Managing User Accounts and Groups (Overview)
    1. What's New in Managing Users and Groups?
    2. Tools for User Account and Group Account Management
    3. What Are User Accounts and Groups?
    4. Where User Account and Group Information Is Stored
    5. Tools for Managing User Accounts and Groups
    6. Customizing a User's Work Environment
  7. Managing User Accounts and Groups (Tasks)
    1. Setting Up User Accounts (Task Map)
    2. Maintaining User Accounts (Task Map)
  8. Managing Client-Server Support (Overview)
    1. What's New in Managing Client-Server Support?
    2. Where to Find Client-Server Tasks
    3. What Are Servers, Clients, and Appliances?
    4. What Does Client Support Mean?
    5. Overview of System Types
    6. Diskless Client Management Overview
  9. Managing Diskless Clients (Tasks)
    1. Managing Diskless Clients (Task Map)
    2. Preparing for Managing Diskless Clients
    3. Patching Diskless Client OS Services
    4. Troubleshooting Diskless Client Problems
  10. Introduction to Shutting Down and Booting a System
    1. What's New in Shutting Down and Booting a System
    2. Where to Find Shut Down and Boot Tasks
    3. Shut Down and Boot Terminology
    4. Guidelines for Shutting Down a System
    5. Guidelines for Booting a System
    6. When to Shut Down a System
    7. When to Boot a System
  11. Shutting Down and Booting a System (Overview)
    1. Fundamentals of the Solaris Boot Design
    2. Understanding the New Solaris SPARC Boot Architecture
    3. Implementation of the Boot Archives on Solaris SPARC
    4. x86: Administering the GRUB Bootloader
    5. Booting From a ZFS Root File System
  12. Shutting Down a System (Tasks)
    1. Shutting Down the System (Task Map)
    2. Shutting Down the System
    3. Turning Off Power to All Devices
  13. Modifying Solaris Boot Behavior (Tasks)
    1. Modifying Boot Behavior on SPARC Based Systems (Task Map)
    2. Modifying Solaris Boot Behavior on x86 Based Systems (Task Map)
  14. Booting a Solaris System (Tasks)
    1. Booting a SPARC Based System (Task Map)
    2. Booting a SPARC Based System
    3. Booting From a ZFS Root File System on a SPARC Based System
    4. Booting the Failsafe Archive on a SPARC Based System
    5. Booting a SPARC Based System From the Network
    6. Booting an x86 Based System by Using GRUB (Task Map)
    7. Booting From a ZFS Root File System on an x86 Based System
    8. Booting the Failsafe Archive on an x86 Based System
    9. Booting an x86 Based System from the Network
    10. Troubleshooting Booting a System (Task Map)
  15. Managing the Solaris Boot Archives (Tasks)
    1. Managing the Solaris Boot Archives (Task Map)
    2. Description of the Solaris Boot Archives
    3. Managing the boot-archive Service
    4. Using the bootadm Command to Manage the Boot Archives
  16. x86: GRUB Based Booting (Reference)
    1. x86: Boot Processes
    2. x86: Solaris Support for the GRUB Bootloader
  17. x86: Booting a System That Does Not Implement GRUB (Tasks)
    1. x86: Booting a System (Task Map)
    2. x86: Booting a System That Does Not Implement GRUB
    3. x86: Boot Processes (Reference)
  18. Managing Services (Overview)
    1. Introduction to SMF
    2. Changes in Behavior When Using SMF
    3. SMF Concepts
    4. SMF Administrative and Programming Interfaces
    5. SMF Components
    6. SMF and Booting
    7. SMF Compatibility
    8. Run Levels
    9. /etc/inittab File
  19. Managing Services (Tasks)
    1. Managing Services (Task Map)
    2. Monitoring SMF Services
    3. Managing SMF Services (Task Map)
    4. Managing SMF Services
    5. Configuring SMF Services
    6. Using Run Control Scripts (Task Map)
    7. Using Run Control Scripts
    8. Troubleshooting the Service Management Facility
  20. Managing Software (Overview)
    1. What's New in Software Management in the Solaris Operating System?
    2. Where to Find Software Management Tasks
    3. Overview of Software Packages
    4. Tools for Managing Software Packages
    5. Adding or Removing a Software Package (pkgadd)
    6. Key Points for Adding Software Packages (pkgadd)
    7. Guidelines for Removing Packages (pkgrm)
    8. Restrictions on Adding and Removing Software Packages and Patches for Solaris Releases That are Not Zones Aware
    9. Avoiding User Interaction When Adding Packages (pkgadd)
  21. Managing Software With Solaris System Administration Tools (Tasks)
    1. Solaris Product Registry and Solaris GUI Installation Tools for Managing Software
    2. Adding Software With the Solaris Installation GUI
    3. Managing Software With the Solaris Product Registry GUI (Task Map)
    4. Managing Software With the Solaris Product Registry Command-Line Interface (Task Map)
    5. Managing Software With the Solaris Product Registry Command-Line Interface
  22. Managing Software by Using Package Commands (Tasks)
    1. Adding and Removing Signed Packages by Using the pkgadd Command (Task Map)
    2. Adding and Removing Signed Packages by Using the pkgadd Command
    3. Managing Software Packages by Using Package Commands (Task Map)
    4. Using Package Commands to Manage Software Packages
  23. Managing Solaris Patches by Using the patchadd Command (Tasks)
    1. Types of Patches
    2. Accessing Solaris Patches
    3. Managing Patches in the Solaris Operating System
    4. Solaris Patch Management Terms and Definitions
    5. Managing Solaris Patches by Using the patchadd Command (Task Map)
  24. SMF Services
  25. Index