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.