The following system administration features and enhancements have been added to the Solaris 10 11/06 release.
This feature provides Sun's implementation of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Multipath Management API(MP API). The support includes the following:
MP API common library
Plug-in library for Solaris native multipathing solution - MPxIO/scsi_vhci driver
The MP API common library exports the defined set of standard interfaces. The plug-in library for the scsi_vhci driver enables scsi_vhci multipathing devices to be administered through MP API and its associated CLI, mpathadm.
The SNIA MP API defines standard interfaces for multipathing discovery and administration which enables multipathing management applications to use the common set of APIs across vendor-unique multipathing solutions on Solaris. Sun is supplying a plug-in library that enables Solaris native multipathing solution to be managed through the API and associated CLI.
The Sun JavaTM Web Console provides a common location for users to work with web-based management applications. Users access the console by logging in through an HTTPS port, using one of several supported web browsers. The single entry point that is provided by the console eliminates having to learn URLs for multiple applications. The console provides authentication and authorization services for all applications that are registered with the console.
All console-based applications conform to the same user interface guidelines. The Sun Java Web Console also provides auditing and logging services for all registered applications.
The Solaris ZFS Administration tool is a console application that is provided beginning with the Solaris 10 6/06 release. For more information about using the Solaris ZFS web-based management tool, see Solaris ZFS Administration Guide.
Starting with the Solaris 10 11/06 release, the Sun Java Web Console includes the following changes:
The console now supports applications that are based on the JavaServerTM Faces technology.
The console server is configured to run as a service that is managed by the Service Management Facility (SMF). SMF commands can now be used to manage the console web server by using the Fault Managed Resource Identifier (FMRI) “system/webconsole:console.” The smcwebserver command can also be used to start, stop, enable, and disable the console server, as in previous Solaris 10 releases.
For more information, see the smcwebserver(1M) man page.
A new command, wcadmin, is used to configure console properties. The command is also used to deploy and enable console applications that are written for the new version of the console. The smreg command, which was previously used to perform similar tasks, is now used only to register and unregister the applications that were developed for previous versions of the console.
For more information, see “Working With the Sun Java Web Console (Tasks)” in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.
This file system enhancement is new in the Solaris 10 11/06 release.
A new file-system monitoring tool, fsstat, is available to report file-system operations. Activity can be reported by mount point or by file-system type.
For more information, see the fsstat(1M) man page.