This Guide to Sun Administration is areference manual written by Sun administrators for Sun administrators. The book is not in tended to be a complete guide to UNIX Systems Administration; instead it will concentrate on the special issues that are particular to the Sun environment. It will take you through the basic steps necessary to install and maintain a network of Sun computers. Along the way, helpful ideas will be given concerning NFS, YP, backup and restore procedures, as well as many useful installation tips that can make a system administrator's job less painful. Spe cifically, SunGS 4.0 through 4.0.3 will be studied; however, many ofthe ideas and concepts presented are generic enough to be used on any version of SunGS. This book is not intended to be basic introduction to SunGS. It is assumed thatthe reader will have at least a year ofexperience supporting UNIX. BookOverview The firstchaptergives adescription ofthe system types thatwill be discussed throughout the book. An understanding of all of the system types is needed to comprehend the rest ofthe book. Chapter 2 provides the information necessary to install a workstation. The format utility and the steps involved in the suninstall process are covered in detail. Ideas and concepts about partitioning are included in this chapter. YP is the topic of the third chapter. A specific description of each YPmap and each YPcommand ispresented, along with some tips about ways to best utilize this package in your environment.
Solaris Operating Environment System Administrator's Guide, Fourth Edition by Janice Winsor The definitive, quick-answerresource for every Solaris 9 sysadmin. Fully updated! Covers Solaris 9 new Flash Install and Live Upgrade installation features, Secure Shell network commands, and much more Administering users, devices, systems,networks, and printing Maximizing efficiency, productivity, and system availability Fast solutionsfor every Solaris 9 system administration challenge-directfrom Sun! SolarisOperating Environment System Administrator's Guide, Fourth Edition is the definitive quick-start tutorialfor every new Solaris system administrator-and the ideal fast-accessreference for every Solaris administrator, regardless of experience. Fullyupdated to reflect Solaris 9's newest features and management tools, itcovers day-to-day administration tools and demonstrates how to maximizeefficiency, reliability, and availability in any Solaris environment. Coverageincludes all this, and much more- NEW! Secure Shell network commands NEW! Flash Install and Live Upgrade installation features NEW! Allocate/deallocate/list devices commands; cdrw, rmformat, ssh commands; and more Basic administration: superuser status, boot processes, monitoring, and communicating with users Solaris commands: user and environment information, working with files and disks, redirecting output, reading manual pages, and more Solaris shells: Bourne, C, Korn, Bourne-Again, TC, and Z User administration: User accounts, file systems, and roles-including Role Based Access Control (RBAC) Device/system administration: Service Access Facility, configuring additional swap space, creating local e-mail aliases, and more Network services: remote administration, NIS+, IPv6, and more From startup to backup, security to printing, this book delivers clearly written, accessible information you'll use today-and every day. PRENTICE HALL Professional TechnicalReference Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458 www.phptr.com Sun Microsystems Press ISBN: 0-13-101401-3 UPC: 076092022015.
Teaches how to work smart and avoid the many pitfalls of managing Solaris systems Covers the latest release of Solaris, Solaris 9, as well as earlier versions Written by experts with years of Solaris experience Packed with practical, hands-on solutions to tough problems, showing how to avoid costly mistakes Tackles managing system performance; the Sun Fire line of Solaris enterprise servers; installing, configuring, and patching Solaris; and ensuring security
Welcome Sun users. This guide will be your key to understanding your Sun workstation. Within these pages you will find out how to use all of the basic functions and capabilities in a minimal amount of time. From SunView to Security, from Backups to Permissions, you will find out what you need quickly. This book is not intended to replace the current Sun docu mentation. It is a fast learning tool for you to become a functional Sun user quickly. Each chapter will cover the basic information needed to allow you to use that area efficiently. The chapters on UNIX file systems and permissions are for beginners' reference and will aid in learning the file system. All examples will refer to the machine name 1 tahoe. This is done to make the references to a system prompt consistent and avoid confusion. You should use this book in conjunction with the Sun manual pages included with your system. When referencing system com mands or functions, the manual pages will give you the additional capabilities which will prove invaluable in the future. I hope you enjoy this book and your new Sun workstation.
This book is the first and only book devoted to the issues of system administration for X and X-based networks, written not just for UNIX system administrators but for anyone faced with the job of administering X (including those running X on stand-alone workstations).
For courses covering UNIX or Solaris System Administration. A tutorial/reference for system administrators that covers the Solaris 8 features most commonly used for basic administration tasks. Contains practical references to key commands and processes with real-life examples.
The Technology of Sun M icrosystems Two years ago, Sun Microsystems began publishing a quarterly tech nical journal, Sun Technology: The Journal for Sun Users. Since then, its pages have explored in detail diverse technology and products relating to Sun. The journal's technically sophisticated readers are likely to apply the information published in the journal to their work. Sun Technology has been written by technologists for technologists. In the pages of The Sun Technology Papers, you will find an extensive selection of those articles. No other single volume offers you such a broad view of Sun-related technology and products. Yet this sweeping embrace of subjects does not diminish the level of detail in this collection. Short of Sun's 40 pounds or so of documentation, no other single source provides as deep and broad an understanding of Sun technology as this book does. Because Sun is a key developer in so many areas of computer technology, the book comprises four general sections. The first, "Soft ware," includes chapters on Open Network Computing, Sun's compil ers, SunOS and SPARC, and the Network Software Environment. The "Hardware" section covers SPARC in great detail and includes the most in-depth examination of the popular SPARCstation 1. This sec tion also contains chapters on the Sun386i workstation.
With the SPARC (Scalable Processor ARChitecture) architecture and system software as the underlying foundation, Sun Microsys terns is delivering a new model of computing-easy workgroup computing-to enhance the way people work, automating processes across groups, departments, and teams locally and globally. Sun and a large and growing number of companies in the computer industry have embarked on a new approach to meet the needs of computer users and system developers in the 1990s. Originated by Sun, the approach targets users who need a range of compatible computer systems with a variety of application soft ware and want the option to buy those systems from a choice of vendors. The approach also meets the needs of system developers to be part of a broad, growing market of compatible systems and software-developers who need to design products quickly and cost-effecti vel y. The SPARe approach ensures that computer systems can be easy to use for all classes of users and members of the workgroup, end users, system administrators, and software developers. For the end user, the SPARC technologies facilitate system set-up and the daily use of various applications. For the system administrator supporting the computer installation, setting up and monitoring the network are easier. For the software developer, there are ad vanced development tools and support. Furthermore, the features of the SPARC hardware and software technologies ensure that SPARC systems and applications play an important role in the years to come.