Help on learning Sun Solaris 10

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Old 02-08-2008
Help on learning Sun Solaris 10

Hi all, Im new to the forum and was just wondering if anyone can help me. Im working in a Unix environment at the moment and have decided to take up learning Sun Solaris 10 however im struggling to find and good learning books / websites, can anyone point me to any good sites that might help me out, im only just starting and have only been in my Unix role for about 5 months but given the nature of the business only doing level one stuff and nothing really technical.. any help or advise will be MORE than welcome! Thankyou,
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Old 02-08-2008
The best and in my opinion only real way to learn it to get hold of one or more machines that you can reinstall ( break ) modify and do whatever you want with. The only way to learn is hands-on.

As for books, I honeslty don't believe there is any good step-by-step book out there. Personally I would suggest you take the Solaris install and admin docs and go through the various tasks in those.
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Old 02-08-2008
Thanks for that, Il take your advise and get my hands dirty as it were. cheers. Smilie
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Old 02-11-2008

the best way to learn is to do it yourself install, repair, create/destroy raid 0,1,5; restore data; cluster two server; install applications; play with audit/hardening;etc. studying alone is not enough.

it's easy to do that in vmware/intel. you're problem is sparc but there's second hand computer with sparc, you can buy it for cheap $50, try btw, if you have heard this true story, that 3 years ago, someone bought an ibm mainframe computer for half million, but they sold it last january for 40k only.

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Old 02-13-2008
Cheap machines and Solaris 10 Hardware Requirements

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You willl probably want to look at the Ultra 5 or 10 Desktops, as they are small, quiet and have low power consumption, but I've also had people take home some machines from the Workgroup and Enterprise sections for home use/learning experience.

Since you're going to be using this for Solaris 10 experience, make sure you check out Sun's Solaris 10 Hardware Requirements to make sure you get a system with enough RAM, disk, etc. The previous link lists Solaris 10's general hardware requirements, while this page gives a specific list of Sun systems that will run Solaris 10.
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