Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Solaris Administrators (RH290)

Leverage existing Solaris skills to migrate to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

When migrating platforms, it's critical to ensure that in-house professionals have the skills to maximize performance and maintain efficiency across the entire system. Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® for Solaris Administrators (RH290) quickly but completely covers many of the hands-on, practical skills needed when migrating from Sun Solaris to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

The course focuses on the differences between the 2 operating systems, covering Red Hat Enterprise Linux equivalents to Solaris-specific technologies, like applying software patches, automating deployment with Kickstart, and using advanced file-system features. In addition, the course demonstrates how to use RPM, yum, Red Hat Network, and Kickstart to manage your environment.

Course content summary

  • Find documentation and help.
  • Control the boot process, kernel modules, and initialization.
  • Manage the software life cycle with yum and Red Hat Network.
  • Create and modify partitions and logical volume management (LVM) volumes.
  • Manage and secure access to systems and services.
  • Collect and report system information.
  • Perform automated installations using Kickstart.
  • Save kernel crash dumps over the network.
  • Manage iSCSI disks and use multipath.
  • Manage device naming with udev.
  • Analyze systems and services using SystemTap.

Read the entire course outline for more details.


Classroom training

Red Hat offers a robust 6-month schedule of classroom training in more than 40 locations across North America. Classes are taught by Red Hat-certified instructors who actively engage students in task-focused activities, lab-based knowledge checks, and facilitative discussions.

Length:3 Days , 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Training units: 8



  • Solaris administrators who are contemplating a migration to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and want to understand the difference in required skills

  • Experienced Solaris system administrators transitioning to a Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform

  • Solaris administrators seeking a transition course that will help them work towards Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) certification


  • Experience in Solaris at the power user, network operations, or system administrator level

  • 2 years of Solaris experience installing server operating system and software, troubleshooting servers, and configuring and securing servers and services


In addition to classroom training, this course is also offered in the following training methods:

On-site team training

Training teams together is a proven way for IT staffs to maximize performance and savings, and optimize Red Hat Technologies. Available for the entire JBoss and Red Hat curriculum, on-site training solutions offer flexibility and cost-effective training options whether at your offices, at our training venues, or hosted in a virtual environment.

Virtual training

Red Hat virtual training is real-time training conducted by instructors through an online environment. Featuring the same industry-respected content as the corresponding classroom-based courses, virtual training provides an ideal combination of flexibility and knowledge transfer in the convenience of your offices or home.

Remote classroom training

High-definition training experience without the travel. Our Red Hat remote classroom course provides the same instruction, materials, labs, and interaction with a live instructor through a two-way video and virtual lab environment.

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Designed for senior Linux system administrators who want to validate their competencies by earning the RHCE credential.