The console includes a default toolbox with many basic management tools, including tools for managing the following:
cron jobs for mounting and sharing file systems
cron jobs for managing disks and serial ports
For a brief description of each Solaris management tool, see Table 2–1.
You can add tools to the existing toolbox, or you can create new toolboxes.
The Solaris Management Console has three primary components:
The Solaris Management Console client
Called the console, this component is the visible interface and contains the GUI tools used to perform management tasks.
The Solaris Management Console server
This component is located either on the same machine as the console or remotely. This component provides all the back-end functionality that allows management through the console.
The Solaris Management Console toolbox editor
This application, which looks similar to the console, is used to add or modify toolboxes, to add tools to a toolbox, or to extend the scope of a toolbox. For example, you could add a toolbox to manage a name service domain.
The default toolbox is visible when you start the console.