The following procedure describes how to start the console and gain access to the Solaris management tools.
For instructions on what to do if you are the first user to log in to the console, see If You Are the First to Log In to the Console.
If you start the console as a user with your own user account, you have limited access to the Solaris management tools. For greater access, you can log in as yourself, and then log in as one of the roles that you are permitted to assume. If you are permitted to assume the role of Primary Administrator, you have access to all of the Solaris management tools. This role is equivalent to superuser.
% /usr/sadm/bin/smc &
It might take a minute or two for the console to come up the first time.
The Solaris Management Console window is displayed.
Note - Open a console in your window environment to display the Solaris Management Console startup messages. Do not attempt to start the Solaris Management Console server manually before starting the Solaris Management Console application. The server starts automatically when you start the Solaris Management Console. For information on troubleshooting console problems, see Troubleshooting the Solaris Management Console.
A list of categories is displayed.
If you want to use a toolbox other than the default toolbox, select that toolbox from the Navigation pane. Or, select Open Toolbox from the console menu and load the toolbox that you want.
For information about using different toolboxes, see How to Create a Toolbox for a Specific Environment.
Use the online help to identify how to perform a specific task.
A pop-up Log-In window is displayed.
A list of roles you can assume is displayed.
For step-by-step instructions on creating the Primary Administrator role, see How to Create the First Role (Primary Administrator).
The main tool menu is displayed.