Sun Management Center 4.0 Installation and Configuration Guide

Starting Components Using es-start

The es-start command-line script enables you to start specific Sun Management Center components. The syntax of the es-start command is as follows:

es-start -achlYAS [-y instance-name] [ -- args... ]

Note –

es-start starts the Sun Management Server service through SMF.

The following table describes the es-start command parameters.

Table 8–1 es-start Options


Modifying Options 




Start the agent 



Start the console 


-- -XmxNNm

Start the console with a default heap size of 64 Mbytes


-- -p port-number

Start the console and override the default port with port-number

-c -n


Start the console and use login-file to supply the user name, password, host, and port



List the options for es-start



Start the platform agent 



Start a new instance of the platform agent where instance-name is the name of the platform instance you provide



Start all instances of platform agents 



Start all components except the console 



Start the server and all the server subcomponents 


-- -XmxNNm

Start the server and all server subcomponents, arguments are passed to console or server when started 


The login-file is used with the-c and -n options to specify a text file to retrieve login information. It has the following format:


Note –

The user starting the console must be the same as the user name specified in the login-file.

The following examples show how to use es-start and its parameters.

To start all Sun Management Center processes, type:

# /opt/SUNWsymon/sbin/es-start -A

To start the console automatically, using a file to specify the login information, create a login-file. Then type:

# /opt/SUNWsymon/sbin/es-start -c -n login-file

To start the console, the server, and the agent, type:

# /opt/SUNWsymon/sbin/es-start -Ac

To specify the maximum console heap size when starting the console, use the es-start -c and -X parameters.

# /opt/SUNWsymon/sbin/es-start -c -- -Xmx100m

To specify a specific port when starting the console, use the es-start -c and -p parameters.

# /opt/SUNWsymon/sbin/es-start -c -- -p 2090

To specify the maximum server heap size when starting the server, use the es-start -s and -X parameters.

# es-start -S -- -Xmx100m