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Transition to Solaris 11

Transition to Solaris 11

Overview

Course code: 
SOL003
Duration: 
5
Time Unit: 
Day(s)
Overview: 

This course is intended for Solaris 10 Administrators who wish to quickly get up to speed with the new features of Solaris 11.
It covers all the major new facilities, in a workshop environment, providing extensive hands-on practicals.

Topics

Topics: 

Introduction to the new Solaris 11 operating system changes and enhancements.

Considerations for a transition from Solaris 10 to 11.

Solaris 11 Installations
• Preparations for installation.
• Overview of install methods.
• Installation using the interactive installer (SPARC and Intel).
• Installation with AI media (automated installer) (SPARC and Intel).
• Using Text and AI media for troubleshooting, etc.
• Automated network installs, and how to migrate Solaris 10 Jumpstart rules, sysidcfg and profiles.
• The distribution constructor.
• Unified Archives; creating clone and recovery archives. Create bootable media from archives.
• Deploying unified archives using AI, and in zones.

Software Management.
• Overview of the IPS ( Image Package System).
• Using basic pkg commands to list packages and package information.
• Installing, verifying, fixing and removing packages.
• Package group managemnt.
• Using the packagmanager GUI.
• IPS repository management, including the creation and use of local release and support repositories.

Manage Boot Environments.
• Boot environments in Solaris 11 compared to Live Upgrade in Solaris 10.
• Managing BE's with beadm.
• BE's and IPS - how they interact.

Changes in Zones.
• Overview of new zone features.
• Creating and managing zones.
• Creating a branded Solaris 10 zone, including p2v and v2v conversions.
• NFS server now supported in a non-global zone.
• Immutable (Read-only) zones.
• Virtual Network features in zones.
• Kernel zones in 11.2.

Network Features and Changes.
• Day-to-day network configuration and management changes/enhancements.
• The new ipadm and enhanced dladm command.
• The new network virtualisation features including VNICs and Etherstubs.
• Network Auto-Magic (NWAM).Now called Reactive Networking.
• Implement IPMP (Internet Protocol Multi-Pathing) and Link Aggregations.
• Use network bandwidth control and flows, and network bridges.
• ipadm and IPv6.

Disk Storage Enhancements
• Overview of the new and changed features.
• ZFS deduplication.
• ZFS snapshot changes.
• ZFS zpool split - the ability to split a mirror from a pool, then import it.
• ZFS shadow migration.
• ZFS sharing with NFS and CIFS.
• Describe the COMSTAR (COmmon Multiprotocol Scsi TARget) framework.
• Implement iSCSI including target and initiator systems.

System Security New Features and Changes
• Overview of the new security features.
• Configure data encryption, and create an encrypted file system.
• System integrity using the Basic Audit Reporting Tool (BART), including report customisation.

General Changes and minor enhancements.
• Changes in SMF such as storage of properties, and property layers.
• System Backup and Recovery - how to take a full ZFS root filesystem backup, and how to restore it.
• Role Based Access Control (RBAC) - With the Solaris Management Console (SMC) now abandoned in Solaris 11, how is RBAC managed?

Solaris 11.2 Features
• New features which have appeared in Solaris 11.2, including:
• SMF stencils; SMF synchronous operations; Network monitoring utilities ipstat and tcpstat; ZFS send stream statistics; IPS command enhancements.
• Kernel zones and trusted path logins.Immutable Global zones.
• Unified archives - a new mechanism to capture clone and backup system images.
• Deploying systems using Unified archives, including zones. Creating bootable media from Unified archives.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: 

This course is only suitable for experienced Solaris 10 administrators.