System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems is part of a set that includes a significant part of the Oracle Solaris system administration information. This guide contains information for both SPARC based and x86 based systems.
This book assumes you have completed the following tasks:
Installed the SunOS 5.10 Operating System
Set up all the networking software that you plan to use
For the Oracle Solaris 10 releases, new features of interest to system administrators are covered in sections called What's New in ... ? in the appropriate chapters.
Note - This Oracle Solaris release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures. The supported systems appear in the Solaris 10 Hardware Compatibility List at http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl. This document cites any implementation differences between the platform types.
In this document these x86 terms mean the following:
“x86” refers to the larger family of 64-bit and 32-bit x86 compatible products.
“x64” relates specifically to 64-bit compatible CPUs.
“32-bit x86” points out specific 32-bit information about x86 based systems.
For supported systems, see the Solaris 10 Hardware Compatibility List.
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This book is intended for anyone responsible for administering one or more systems running the Solaris Oracle Solaris 10 release. To use this book, you should have 1–2 years of UNIX system administration experience. Attending UNIX system administration training courses might be helpful.
Here is a list of the topics that are covered by the System Administration Guides.This table lists the topics that are covered in each guide.
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The following table describes the typographic conventions used in this book.
Table P-1 Typographic Conventions
The following table shows the default system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.
Table P-2 Shell Prompts