> - I have no experience with Solaris OE's at all
99% of Solaris sys-admins I saw don't either. Doesn't bother them...
Quote:> - I don't have Sun servers or HW
Not so long ago there were some really good deals back at Ebay for a
little bit older Sun HW. Check Solaris 9 hardware compatibility before
Also, brand new Blade workstations and 1U rack-mount servers can be
found quite cheap. Sun Fire V100 costs $1000 (US) and is a real (small,
entry level) server that you might encounter on your future job. Note
that it doesn't support graphics (text console only). The other option
is Sun Blade 100 workstation, which also costs $1000 plus $325 for Sun
entry level 17" monitor (plus some extra if you want more than default
Quote:> - Solaris 9 is not available for x86 (so I can't play around with it
> on my present machines)
Get Solaris 8. Most people don't have Solaris 9 on SPARCs yet.
Everything you learn on Solaris 8 can be applied to Solaris 9.
Quote:> You might think that I'm just crazy but my reasoning is as follows :
> - I'm looking to find a job as a sys admin
If you'll need to hire pricy consulting services once you have a job,
remember me :-)
Quote:> - I don't want to be an MCSE (anyone wanna guess why ?)
Don't get hooked up to a single technology. Solaris is a great
operating system, but it isn't the only good thing that's outthere. And
you never know what future brings.
Quote:> - I have experience administering Linux servers
Than you have good starting ground since some (not all) of your
knowledge is transferable to Solaris environment. You will find things
that are exactly the same, things that are similar and things that are
completely different :-)
Quote:> - Solaris OE is used everywhere where I come from and Solaris admins
> are rare here
Kuwait, here I come (just joking) :-))))
I wish I could say that for Canada...
Quote:> I'm thinking of possibly finding some used Sun servers to play with,
> but I don't know if that's even possible in Kuwait.
Try Ebay, but before that triple check your local duty fees and taxes.
You don't want the price of item with shipping, duty fee and tax to be
larger than buying brand new thing :-)
Will work for food!