Advanced Solaris System Administration

Instructors: Peter Galvin and Dinah McNutt

Target Audience: This tutorial is designed to meet the needs of the system administrator who has experience at managing systems, but has not had extensive experience with Sun's new Solaris 2.X operating system. Areas of focus include differences between Solaris 2.X and older operating systems, and migrating from those older operating systems to Solaris.
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Dinah McNutt

Dinah McNutt is a System Administration Consultant for Tivoli Systems where she works with customers of Tivoli helping them with system administration problems and customization of Tivoli's system administration software. She has been doing system administration for over 8 years and has written technical articles on the subject for SunExpert Magazine, RS/Magazine, and the X Resource Journal. Ms. McNutt currently writes the Daemons and Dragons column for UNIX Review magazine, and is the originator of the System Administration column for Sun Expert magazine.

As an instructor, Ms. McNutt has brought her expertise to conferences, companies and classrooms all over the world. She is a frequent instructor at Sun User Group conferences and is featured in "UNIX Systems Administration for Sun Systems", a video tutorial created in cooperation with SUG.

Peter Galvin

Peter Galvin is currently the Systems Manager for Brown University's Computer Science Department, where he provides technical management of an installation of nearly 200 Sun SPARCstations and servers. He is also a current member of the Board of Directors of the Sun User Group. He has used, programmed, and managed computer systems for 15 years, including 8 years with Sun equipment.

As a consultant and trainer, he has taught a week-long course in Sun system administration, and given talks at SunWorld, DECUS, and the annual SUG conferences, for which he has also served as Chair of the Program Committee. He is a columnist for the _Superuser_ newsletter, and coauthor of _Operating Systems Concepts_ by Silberschatz and Galvin. Mr. Galvin holds a Master's degree in Computing Science from the University of Texas at Austin