255 - UnixWare 7 Administration II: System Installation, Configuration, and Maintenance

Optimizing the performance of your UnixWare 7 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 UnixWare 7 system.

By learning to effectively plan and implement your SCO UnixWare 7 system installation, you can maximize your investment in SCO business critical servers. 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 UnixWare 7 technology. Emphasis is also devoted to the special features of your UnixWare 7 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 UnixWare 7 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:

  • Describe the basic hardware configuration of a system
  • Describe files and filesystems
  • Plan for a successful operating system installation
  • Install the UnixWare 7 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
  • Install modems
  • 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 must have mastered the content of the following courses before attending this course:

  • 215 - Introduction to SCO Unix Systems
  • 245 - UnixWare 7 Administration I: User Services

Course Series:

255 - UnixWare 7 Administration II System Configuration, Maintenance, and Installation
335 - UnixWare 7 Networking 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

Installing and Managing Serial Ports

Installing Modems

Installing and Managing Printers

Installing Tape Drives and CD-ROMS

Controlling User and System Processes

Managing System Security

Performance Tuning

Disaster Recovery

Registration Information

For current promotions, schedules, registration, or more information about SCO training and free seminars, call SCO at (800) SCO-UNIX (726-8649).