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OCA Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Exam Guide

Unlike the Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration The Complete Reference book I read a few months back, this book definitely covers very well network system configuration in Solaris 11, as it's part of the Solaris 11 System Administrator certification curriculum. Sadly as of this writing, ipf firewall configuration in Solaris 11 is not a requirement for the Oracle Certified Associate Solaris 11 certification, which is the reason it's not covered on this book. On the bright side, this book does an excellent job explaining layer 2 and 3 network system configuration and zone configurations in Solaris. Coming from a Solaris sysadmin standpoint, in my opinion this book has much better content than the official Oracle Press Solaris 11 reference book. Which understandably, makes sense given that it's centric to the certification.

Chapter 1: Planning an Oracle Solaris 11 Installation
Chapter 2: Installing Oracle Solaris 11
Chapter 3: Understanding the Boot Model
Chapter 4: Understanding File Systems
Chapter 5: Securing Systems and Files
Chapter 6: Managing Users and Groups
Chapter 7: Managing Processes
Chapter 8: Administering the Services Management Facility (SMF)
Chapter 9: Understanding Projects and Tasks
Chapter 10: Applying Resource Thresholds
Chapter 11: Configuring Additional Storage
Chapter 12: Adding and Updating Solaris Software
Chapter 13: Monitoring the System with Logging
Chapter 14: Administrating Process and Kernel Crash Data
Chapter 15: Managing Network Resources
Chapter 16: Managing Virtual Network Resources
Chapter 17: Administering Solaris Zones

Sadly, ipfilter firewall configuration is not a certification exam objective, so it's not mentioned in this book. Other than that, this book is a must read for any new Solaris system administrator.

Rating: 4/5
OCA Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-821)


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