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Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced Administration Cookbook

Alexandre Borges

Over 50 advanced recipes to help you configure and administer Oracle Solaris systems
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849688260
Paperback478 pages

About This Book

  • Understand and execute best practices when administering advanced features of Oracle Solaris 11
  • Master special features of Oracle Solaris 11 such as ZFS objects, networking framework with RNC (Reactive Network Configuration), and get introduced to Performance Monitoring using sophisticated commands
  • Practical and easy-to-learn recipes explaining how to install, configure, update, and manage the Solaris OS and its application

Who This Book Is For

If you are a Solaris administrator who wants to learn more about administering an Oracle Solaris system and want to go a level higher in utilizing the advanced features of Oracle Solaris, then this book is for you. A working knowledge of Solaris Administration is assumed.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: IPS and Boot Environments
Determining the current package publisher
Listing and collecting the information and dependencies of a package
Installing a package, verifying its content, and fixing the package corruption
Managing the IPS history and freezing and uninstalling packages
Discovering the IPS Package Manager interface
Creating, activating, and destroying a boot environment
Listing and renaming a boot environment
Configuring an IPS local repository
Configuring a secondary IPS local repository
Publishing packages into a repository
Adding big applications into a repository
Creating your own package and publishing it
Managing an IPS publisher on Solaris 11
Pinning publishers
Changing the URI and enabling and disabling a publisher
Creating a mirror repository
Removing a repository and changing the search order
Listing and creating a boot environment
Mounting, unmounting, installing, and uninstalling a package in an inactive boot environment
Activating a boot environment
Creating a boot environment from an existing one
Chapter 2: ZFS
Creating ZFS storage pools and filesystems
Playing with ZFS faults and properties
Creating a ZFS snapshot and clone
Performing a backup in a ZFS filesystem
Handling logs and caches
Managing devices in storage pools
Configuring spare disks
Handling ZFS snapshots and clones
Playing with COMSTAR
Mirroring the root pool
ZFS shadowing
Configuring ZFS sharing with the SMB share
Setting and getting other ZFS properties
Playing with the ZFS swap
Chapter 3: Networking
Playing with Reactive Network Configuration
Internet Protocol Multipathing
Setting the link aggregation
Configuring network bridging
Configuring link protection and the DNS Client service
Configuring the DHCP server
Configuring Integrated Load Balancer
Chapter 4: Zones
Creating, administering, and using a virtual network in a zone
Managing a zone using the resource manager
Implementing a flow control
Working with migrations from physical Oracle Solaris 10 hosts to Oracle Solaris 11 Zones
Chapter 5: Playing with Oracle Solaris 11 Services
Reviewing SMF operations
Handling manifests and profiles
Creating SMF services
Administering inetd-controlled network services
Troubleshooting Oracle Solaris 11 services
Chapter 6: Configuring and Using an Automated Installer (AI) Server
Configuring an AI server and installing a system from it
Chapter 7: Configuring and Administering RBAC and Least Privileges
Configuring and using RBAC
Playing with least privileges
Chapter 8: Administering and Monitoring Processes
Monitoring and handling process execution
Managing processes' priority on Solaris 11
Configuring FSS and applying it to projects
Chapter 9: Configuring the Syslog and Monitoring Performance
Configuring the syslog
Monitoring the performance on Oracle Solaris 11

What You Will Learn

  • Configure and administer the IPS framework
  • Master ZFS using snapshots, backup, and shadowing
  • Configure a TCP/IP network using features such as NCP, NCU, IPMP, link aggregation, network bridge, and Integrated Load Balancer (ILB)
  • Configure a DHCP server and a DNS client
  • Handle SMF manifests and profiles
  • Learn to configure and use Automated Installer (AI)
  • Administer, manage, and monitor processes and priorities using Fair Share Scheduling (FSS)
  • Configure, migrate, and administer zones using Resource Manager
  • Implement RBAC and least privileges in the Oracle Solaris environment

In Detail

Oracle Solaris is one of the most widely deployed UNIX-based operating systems in industries today, perfect for critical environments, high-performance professionals, and nonstop infrastructures.

This book gives an in-depth coverage on every important feature in the Oracle Solaris 11 operating system. Starting with how to manage the IPS repository and make a local repository, you will proceed to create your own IPS package. Then you will learn about handling boot environments, configuring and managing ZFS frameworks, and ZFS shadowing. You will cruise ahead to implement zones, create SMF services, review SMF operations, and also configure an Automated Installer, which is part of the new software deployment architecture introduced in Oracle Solaris 11.

You will advance through role-based access control (RBAC) and least privileges. You will then learn how to configure and administer resource manager, and finally you will be introduced to Oracle Solaris performance tuning.


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