Becoming an OpenSolaris Power User

Nicholas Solter (OpenSolaris / Sun Microsystems), David Miner (Sun Microsystems)
Administration, Security
Location: Ballroom A8
Average rating: *****
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Perhaps you’ve heard about the ZFS file system, DTrace, or one of the other novel and powerful features in OpenSolaris and are eager to see what all the fuss is about. Or maybe you’re an experienced UNIX or Linux administrator who wants to explore one of the newest open source operating systems on the block. Or perhaps you’re already an experienced OpenSolaris user who would like to move to the next level or learn about a feature that you haven’t had the chance to try yet.
Join the authors of “OpenSolaris Bible” for a tutorial in becoming an OpenSolaris power user. Master OpenSolaris devices and file systems, networking, security, service management, fault management, monitoring, and observability.
What you will get from this session:

  • Learn about OpenSolaris devices and file systems, focusing on ZFS, NFS, and CIFS.
  • Master OpenSolaris security, including role-based access control (RBAC) and secure-by-default.
  • Understand OpenSolaris networking, including NWAM, manual configuration, and network services.
  • Gain experience with FMA and SMF for OpenSolaris fault and service management.
  • Explore OpenSolaris monitoring and observability with DTrace.
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Nicholas Solter

OpenSolaris / Sun Microsystems

Nicholas Solter is the lead author of OpenSolaris Bible (Wiley, 2009), a 1000-page reference and tutorial on OpenSolaris.

Nicholas has worked at Sun Microsystems for more than eight years in the areas of high availability and distributed systems. In his work on the Solaris Cluster product, he has implemented clustering support for core Solaris features such as Zones and SMF. He was the technical lead in open sourcing the Solaris Cluster product and is currently leading the effort to run Solaris Cluster on the OpenSolaris distribution.

In addition to his work at Sun, Nicholas has experience in the computer game industry at Digital Media International and Electronic Arts. He is also the lead author of Professional C++ (Wrox, 2005) and has taught C++ at the college level.

Nicholas studied computer science at Stanford University, where he earned bachelor of science (with distinction) and master of science degrees, with a concentration in systems.

David Miner

Sun Microsystems

David Miner is co-author of “OpenSolaris Bible”, and has been an engineer at Sun Microsystems for nearly two decades. He is presently the lead for the Caiman installer project and co-lead for the OpenSolaris distribution. During
his time at Sun he has worked primarily in the areas of system administration and networking and has been a significant contributor to a variety of projects in both fields, including the Solaris admintool and sysidtool, PC-NFS, the Solaris DHCP server and DHCP Manager management
tool, and the Service Management Facility (SMF). Prior to Sun, Dave worked at Prime Computer on TCP/IP networking.

David graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. (with honors) in computer science.

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