A System Administrator’s Guide to Sun Workstations by George Becker

By George Becker

This advisor to solar management is areference guide written by way of solar directors for solar directors. The publication isn't really in­ tended to be an entire advisor to UNIX platforms management; in its place it's going to be aware of the certain concerns which are specific to the solar surroundings. it's going to take you thru the elemental steps essential to set up and hold a community of solar desktops. alongside the way in which, precious rules may be given pertaining to NFS, YP, backup and repair approaches, in addition to many beneficial install information which could make a procedure administrator's task much less painful. Spe­ cifically, SunGS 4.0 via 4.0.3 might be studied; even though, many ofthe principles and ideas offered are frequent sufficient for use on any model of SunGS. This booklet isn't really meant to be easy advent to SunGS. it truly is assumed thatthe reader may have at the very least a 12 months ofexperience aiding UNIX. BookOverview The firstchaptergives adescription ofthe procedure forms thatwill be mentioned during the booklet. An knowing of the entire process kinds is required to appreciate the remaining ofthe booklet. bankruptcy 2 presents the data essential to set up a computing device. The layout application and the stairs enthusiastic about the suninstall technique are lined intimately. rules and ideas approximately partitioning are integrated during this bankruptcy. YP is the subject of the 3rd bankruptcy. a selected description of every YPmap and every YPcommand ispresented, in addition to a few pointers on how one can most sensible make the most of this package deal on your environment.

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This arrangement cannot be done on single disk server systems because there are not enough configurable partitions. 1 The /export Partition The lexport directory hierarchy contains the root filesystem files, the swap files and system executables for each diskless client that is being served. The default path for the client's root files is Iexport/rootl , while the default path for the client's swap space is lexportlswapl . Every client supported on this server needs a separate root directory and swap file.

The disk label is the first block on the disk. One of the backup labels is placed near the last block on the disk while others are distributed throughout the disk. Another way to save the label information is to create a log book while installing the system and update the log when changes are made . Now that you know what a partition is, and where the partition information is kept, examples of different disk layouts will be discussed. Because the partition arrangement is usually decided by the person that is installing the system, each specific partition can be placed anywhere, but traditionally, partition " a" is the root partition, "b" is swap space, and "g" is the lusr partition.

There are other commands that can be used once the system is running to add more swap space given disk resources are available (see swapon(8)). 3 Partition " e" The " c" partition is always the whole disk starting at block 0 and ending on the last cylinder, last head. The suninstall program uses partition"c" as a reference point while the disk partitioning is done in the "Assign disk information" form. Partition "c" in most cases should never be changed. Partition "c" is also used in disk block error reporting.

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