Oracle Solaris 10 Cluster Administration

Oracle Solaris 10 Cluster Administration Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

The Oracle Solaris Cluster Administration training helps you develop the skills needed to install and administer Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 3/13 hardware and software systems. You'll be introduced to Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 3/13 hardware and software product features, hardware configuration and software installation along with configuration, data service configuration, and system operation

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Intended Audience for this Oracle Solaris 10 Cluster Administration Course

  • » System Administrator
  • » Technical Administrator
  • » Data Center Manager

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Oracle Solaris 10 Cluster Administration Course Objectives

  • » Configure solaris10 branded zone, build zone clusters, migrate scalable application from global zone to zone cluster, convert a scalable application to failover application in zone
  • » Describe the major Oracle Solaris Cluster hardware and software components and functions
  • » Configure access to node consoles and the cluster console software
  • » Install and configure the Oracle Solaris Cluster software
  • » Configure Oracle Solaris Cluster quorum devices and device fencing
  • » Configure and use ZFS in the Oracle Solaris Cluster software environment
  • » Configure Solaris Volume Manager software in the Oracle Solaris Cluster software environment
  • » Create Internet Protocol Multipathing (IPMP) failover groups in the Oracle Solaris Cluster software environment
  • » Describe resources and resource groups, configure a failover data service resource group (Network File System [NFS]), and configure a scalable data service resource group (Apache)

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Oracle Solaris 10 Cluster Administration Course Outline

      1. Planning the Oracle Solaris Cluster Environment
        1. Define Clustering
        2. Describe Oracle Solaris Cluster features
        3. Identify Oracle Solaris Cluster hardware environment
        4. Identify the Oracle Solaris Cluster software environment
        5. Identify the Oracle Solaris Cluster-Supported applications
        6. Identify the Oracle Solaris Cluster High Availability Framework
        7. Identify Global Storage Services
        8. Identify Virtualization support in Oracle Solaris Cluster
      2. Establishing Cluster Node Console Connectivity
        1. Describe the different methods of accessing a console
        2. Configure the Oracle Solaris Cluster console software on the administration workstation
        3. Use the Oracle Solaris Console tools
      3. Preparing for the Oracle Solaris Cluster Installation
        1. Prepare the Oracle Solaris OS environment
        2. Identify Cluster Storage topologies
        3. Describe Quorum Server, Quorum Votes, and Quorum Devices
        4. Describe Persistent Quorum Reservations and Cluster Amnesia
        5. Describe Data Fencing
        6. Configure a Cluster Interconnect
        7. Identify public network adapters
        8. Configure shared physical adapters
      4. Installing and Configuring the Oracle Solaris Cluster Software
        1. List the Oracle Solaris Cluster installation and configuration steps
        2. Install the Oracle Solaris Cluster packages by using the Oracle Solaris Cluster installer
        3. Describe the Oracle Solaris Cluster framework configuration
        4. Configure a cluster installation using all-at-once and typical modes
        5. Configure additional nodes for the one-at-a-time method
        6. Describe the Oracle Solaris OS files and settings that are automatically configured by scinstall
        7. Perform automatic quorum configuration
        8. Describe manual quorum selection
      5. Performing Oracle Solaris Cluster Administration
        1. Identify the cluster daemons
        2. Use cluster commands
        3. Use RBAC with Oracle Solaris Cluster
        4. Administer Cluster Global Properties
        5. Administer Cluster Nodes
        6. Administer Quorum
        7. Administer Disk Path Monitoring
        8. Administer SCSI protocol settings of storage devices
      6. Using ZFS With Oracle Solaris Cluster Software
        1. Build ZFS storage pools and file systems
        2. Use ZFS for Oracle Solaris Cluster failover data
      7. Using Solaris Volume Manager With Oracle Solaris Cluster Software
        1. Provide an overview of Solaris Volume Manager software
        2. Describe shared disk sets
        3. Describe Solaris Volume Manager Multi-Owner Disksets
        4. Describe creating and managing shared disks
        5. Build volumes in shared disk sets with soft partitions of mirrors
        6. Use Solaris Volume Manager status commands
        7. Perform Oracle Solaris Cluster software-level device group management
        8. Mirror the boot disk with Solaris Volume Manager software
      8. Managing the Public Network With IPMP
        1. Define the purpose of IPMP
        2. Define the concepts of an IPMP group
        3. List examples of network adapters in IPMP groups on a single Oracle Solaris OS server
        4. Describe the operation of the in.mpathd daemon
        5. List the options available for use with the ifconfig command that support IPMP and configure IPMP using /etc/ files
        6. Configure IPMP manually with the ifconfig command
        7. Perform a forced failover of an adapter in an IPMP group
        8. Describe the integration of IPMP into the Oracle Solaris Cluster software environment
      9. Managing Data Services, Resource Groups, and HA-NFS
        1. Describe how data service agents enable a data service in a cluster to operate properly
        2. List the components of a data service agent
        3. Describe data service packaging, installation, and registration
        4. Describe the primary purpose of resource groups
        5. Differentiate between failover and scalable data services
        6. Describe how to use special resource types
        7. List the guidelines for using global and highly available local file systems
        8. Differentiate between standard, extension, and resource group properties
      10. Configuring Scalable Services and Advanced Resource Group Relationships
        1. Identify scalable services and shared addresses
        2. Describe the characteristics of scalable services
        3. Describe the SharedAddress resource
        4. Describe the properties of resource groups and scalable groups
        5. Describe how the SharedAddress resource works with scalable services
        6. Add auxiliary nodes for a SharedAddress property
        7. Review command examples for a scalable service
        8. Control scalable resources and resource groups
      11. Using Oracle Solaris Zones in Oracle Solaris Cluster
        1. Describe Oracle Solaris 10 OS zones
        2. Identify HA for Zones
        3. Configure a failover Zone
        4. Identify Zones as virtual nodes
        5. Identify zone cluster
        6. Create a zone cluster
        7. Identify cross-cluster affinities and dependencies
      12. Exploring Oracle Solaris Cluster Use Cases
        1. Configure Oracle Database 11g software as a failover application

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Oracle Solaris 10 Cluster Administration Course Benefits

  • » Investing in this Oracle Solaris Cluster Administration course will help you develop a deeper understanding of how to install, configure and administer an Oracle Solaris Cluster - skills that can be applied to your daily job. Expert Oracle University instructors will help you gain the skills necessary to create a robust environment, which allows for the balancing of workloads and failover of applications

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We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Arthur G.
- Masters Degree in Operations Research & Applied Mathematics from Columbia University along with several IT certifications.
- IT Professional for over 30 years and Software Trainer since 1997.
- Engineer and developer for top Wall Street financial firms such as JP Morgan Chase.


Arthur has been an IT professional for over 30 years. After receiving his Bachelors in Computer Science from NYU, and Masters degree in Operations Research & Applied Mathematics from Columbia University, Arthur was recruited into the private IT sector. Upon starting his IT career path he quickly progressed into leadership roles as an engineer and developer for JP Morgan Chase.

With more than a decade of successful projects behind him, Arthur's love of academia brought him back to training, where he currently specializes in Java certification training and corporate software development. He holds numerous certifications including the Sun Certified Java Programmer, Sun Certified Web Component Developer, and Advanced PHP Programmer. His passion and aptitude for the subject matter is clearly evident both in and out of the classroom and NetCom Learning students rate him 8.6 out of 9.
Finnbarr M.
- Masters Degree in Computer Science from Boston University along with several certifications.
- Over 25 years of experience in the IT field and expert in Unix, GNU/Linux, and Oracle ecosystems.
- More than 10 years working as a Software Engineer in multinational companies such as Hewlett-Packard.


Finnbarr has both breadth and in-depth knowledge of Unix, GNU/Linux, and Oracle with 25+ years of experience in operating system internals development, system administration, application development and project management on a wide variety of hardware and software platforms. As a Software Engineer, he developed and managed numerous projects in multinational companies such as Hewlett-Packard.

Finnbarr is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers as well as a Moderator at He is also a top Instructor and Subject Matter Expert at NetCom Learning and is well recognized by the students for his knowledge and his great teaching technique.
Ramesh P.
Ramesh holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science with specialization in Information Security and is pursuing his Doctoral degree in IT from the University of South Australia (UniSA). He is a one of a kind trainer - he has been working in the IT field since 1995 and is an expert in C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Java/J2EE, PL/SQL, VB, ASP, and XML technologies. Ramesh also has extensive experience developing and implementing BizTalk and SharePoint in large corporations, as well as more than 10 years experience working with Oracle and SQL server/Sybase databases. With more than 19 certifications, Ramesh is an IT guru and trainer with worldwide experience, which includes presentations and trainings across US, Asia, and Middle East. He is a full time instructor at NetCom Learning and we couldn't be happier in having him as one of our Subject Matter Experts.
Amanpreet M.

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Recent Client Testimonials & Reviews

Might be one the best instructors I have had. Not often that you have an instructor that actually understand more that just the presentation. The instructor has great depth of knowledge.

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» Transition to Oracle Solaris 11

Nitin was one of the best instructors I have ever worked with. Impressive knowledge of materials and systems. Presentation skills are incredible.
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» Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration - Accelerated

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