242/243 - SCO OpenServer Release 5 Administration II: System Installation, Configuration, and Maintenance

Optimizing the performance of your SCO OpenServer Release 5 system gives you the competitive edge you need for today's business critical environment. With this course, you acquire the high-level skills needed to gain the maximum benefit from your SCO OpenServer Release 5 system.

You can maximize your investment in SCO business critical servers by learning to effectively plan and implement your SCO OpenServer Release 5 system installation. This intensive, hands-on course teaches experienced system administrators the key principles behind planning and implementing software and hardware installations to achieve the greatest benefit from SCO OpenServer technology. Emphasis is also devoted to the special features of your SCO OpenServer software, including print services, tape drives, kernel configuration, customization of system startup, and new filesystem technologies. You will leave this course with a solid grasp of the key principles behind your SCO OpenServer technology, helping you achieve the best possible performance from your business-critical operating system.

Course Length:

  5 days - Instructor-Led
60 days - eLearning

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the basic hardware configuration of a system
  • Describe files and filesystems
  • Plan for a successful operating system installation
  • Install the SCO OpenServer software and troubleshoot the installation
  • Perform post-installation tasks, such as licensing software and creating emergency boot floppy disks
  • Manage system startup and shutdown
  • Add hard disks and configure filesystems
  • Install and manage serial ports
  • Configure systems for UUCP
  • Install and manage printers and print services
  • Install tape drives and CD-ROM drives
  • Control user and system processes
  • Tune systems for optimum performance
  • Prepare for disaster recovery


Students need to master the content of the following courses before attending this course:

    215 - Introduction to UNIX Systems
    241 - SCO OpenServer Release 5 Administration I: User Services

Course Series

    242/243 - SCO OpenServer Release 5 Administration II: System Installation, Configuration, and Maintenance
    325 - SCO OpenServer Release 5 Network Administration
    610 - Shell Programming for System Administrators

Course Topics:

  • Basic Hardware Configuration
  • Files and Filesystems
  • Installation Planning
  • Operating System Installation
  • Post-Installation Administration
  • Managing System Startup and Shutdown
  • Filesystem Configuration and Disk Management

Registration Information

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