Course 9061

SUSE Linux Enterprise for Solaris Administrators

In this course, you learn the differences between common administration tasks in Solaris and SLES 11. After finishing the course, you should feel comfortable integrating SLES 11 servers into existing environments and performing common SLES 11 administration tasks.

During this course, you learn the following concepts and skills related to SLES 11 and Solaris:

  • How to integrate SLES 11 servers into existing environments
  • How to perform common SLES 11 administration tasks

Audience Summary

This course is designed for intermediate and advanced Solaris Unix system administrators who are transitioning to SUSE Linux Enterprise.

Course Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you must have an intermediate-to-advanced understanding of common Unix-like administration tasks; that is, be capable of installing, configuring, and working with Solaris Linux.

Course Outline

SECTION 1: Introduction and YaST

  • Objective 1: Introduction to SUSE Linux
  • Objective 2: Introduction to YaST
  • Objective 3: Introduction to SuSEconfig

SECTION 2: Installation

  • Objective 1: Installation Process and Defaults
  • Objective 2: Customer Center and Subscriptions
  • Objective 3: Automating Installations

SECTION 3: The Linux File System

  • Objective 1: SUSE Files and Directories

SECTION 4: Shell and User Environment

  • Objective 1: The Shell and User Environment in SUSE

SECTION 5: The GUI Environment

  • Objective 1: Overview of the SLE11 GNOME Desktop

SECTION 6: Software Management

  • Objective 1: Introduction to RPM
  • Objective 2: Introduction to libzypp
  • Objective 3: Software Management Tools
  • Objective 4: Software Patching and Updates

SECTION 7: Users and Security

  • Objective 1: User Management
  • Objective 2: NIS, LDAP, and Kerberos
  • Objective 3: Delegation of Administration
  • Objective 4: YaST Local Security Module
  • Objective 5: POSIX ACL Support
  • Objective 6: AppArmor

SECTION 8: Process Management

  • Objective 1: Differences in cron

SECTION 9: System Initialization

  • Objective 1: Overview of the SUSE System Initialization Process
  • Objective 2: GRUB
  • Objective 3: Kernel and initrd
  • Objective 4: init and runlevels

SECTION 10: Storage Management

  • Objective 1: Block Device Files
  • Objective 2: Partitioning and Volume Management
  • Objective 3: File Systems
  • Objective 4: autofs Automounting
  • Objective 5: Quota Support

SECTION 11: Network Configuration

  • Objective 1: Network Configuration
  • Objective 2: SUSEFirewall2

SECTION 12: Hardware and Drivers

  • Objective 1: Display Hardware Information
  • Objective 2: Driver Loading

SECTION 13: System Monitoring

  • Objective 1: syslog-ng

SECTION 14: Common Services

  • Objective 1: Apache
  • Objective 2: Samba
  • Objective 3: NFS
  • Objective 4: DNS
  • Objective 5: DHCP