ISBN 9788131733639,Oracle Solaris 10 System Administration Essentials

Oracle Solaris 10 System Administration Essentials



Pearson India

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788131733639

ISBN-10 8131733637


Number of Pages 508 Pages
Language (English)

Web / Internet databases

Solaris 10 is a multitasking and multi-user Unix operating system. It has been updated with N1 containers, resource management changes, integrated firewall technology, support for smart card authentication, and kernel instrumentation. The book covers the installation and booting of Solaris 10, managing system processes, management of disks, Solaris networking, patching, and fault management. The chapters are divided into smaller units and explore many topics in a simple and easy-to-comprehend manner. The authors have included many illustrations, tables, and examples for better understanding of the concepts. The first chapter focuses on the installation process of the solaris 10 operating system, creating a profile server for networked systems, and upgrading a Solaris system. The following chapter deals with service management, booting, and shutdown. Tools for managing software packages, grub extensions, modifying boot behaviour, service management facility, addition of frequently installed packages to a spool, monitoring file systems, and creating UFS file systems are some of the concepts discussed. What is a package? What is a patch? How to mount and unmount file systems? How can the programmers identify the disks on the system? How to format a disk? The authors have answered many such important queries. Oracle Solaris 10 System Administration Essentials also focuses on many other topics like slice arrangements on multiple disks, disk slices, partition table, manual driver binary installations, adding device drivers to CDs, DVDs, and net installation images. Written by the architects, engineers, and writers of Sun Microsystems, the book incorporates the expansive knowledge and experience of many eminent people including Stephanie Brucker, Raoul Carag, Alta Elstad, Eric Erickson, Narendra Kumar, Vidya Sakar and many other people. Many examples that can be adapted to small learning environments have been included. Important features like ZFS, containers, dynamic tracing, securing a Solaris installation, and personalising configuration systems are also presented.