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Solaris Essentials - One Day Class from Oracle University

Scott Dickson
Enterprise Systems Architect

Recently, I put together a one-day, video-on-demand class with the folks in Solaris Engineering and Oracle University that I wanted to let folks know about.

This class, called Oracle Solaris Essentials for Experienced Administrators, is targeted toward folks who have not had a lot of experience with Solaris 11, but who are comfortable administering some other system - Solaris 10, various Linux systems, AIX, etc. 

There are ten video segments that cover a day in the life of an administrator.  The general idea is that your manager has handed you a new Solaris 11 box and asked you to get it ready for use.  This class steps you through the basics:

  • Configuring the hardware and getting the system on the network via the ILOM
  • Initial system identification and sysconfig
  • Managing OS file systems with ZFS
  • Managing Solaris 11 packaging and patching using the new Image Packaging System
  • Working with Solaris Boot Environments for safe and fast system updates
  • Managing networks with Solaris 11 network virtualization
  • Creating virtualized environments with Solaris zones.
  • A few minutes of the wealth of observability tools in Solaris

When you get to the landing page at http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=904&get_params=cloudId:307,seriesId:20551  (I know, it's a long URL.  Just click on the link instead.) there is a short trailer for the class at the top of the page.  There is also a button to add this to your Oracle University training subscription.  Training subscriptions are a great and cost effective way to consume all of the training you want within a year, but it's not what you want right now.

Scroll down the page to the 10 individual videos.  These will all play without any sort of login to Oracle University or subscription.  Each segment will, however, point you toward the Oracle University classes that might provide more information about this topic.

I had a great time making this class and hope you find it beneficial.

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