sam-remote, sam-clientd, sam-serverd - Describes the Sun
SAM-Remote interface and daemons
/opt/SUNWsamfs/sbin/sam-serverd mshmid pshmid equip
/opt/SUNWsamfs/sbin/sam-clientd mshmid pshmid equip
The Sun SAM-Remote client and server software allows
automated libraries to be shared among the Solaris systems
in a SAM-QFS environment. Sun SAM-Remote allows you to
configure multiple storage clients that archive and stage
files from a centralized optical and/or tape library. This
environment also allows you to make multiple archive copies
on various media housed in multiple libraries.
The Sun SAM-Remote daemons, sam-serverd and sam-clientd,
control Sun SAM-Remote. The sam-robotsd daemon starts the
sam-serverd and sam-clientd daemons. The identifiers
associated with these daemons are as follows:
mshmid The identifier of the master shared memory segment
created by sam-amld.
pshmid The identifier of the preview shared memory
segment created by sam-amld.
equip The equipment number of the device.
For more information on the sam-robotsd or sam-amld daemons,
see the sam-robotsd(1M) or sam-amld(1M) man pages.
Configuring the Sun SAM-Remote client and server software
involves adding lines to the mcf file on both the system to
be used as the Sun SAM-Remote client and on the system to be
used as the Sun SAM-Remote server.
In addition, a client configuration file must be created on
the Sun SAM-Remote client, and a server configuration file
must be created on the Sun SAM-Remote server.
Each entry in mcf file can configure up to ten clients per
server. Use more mcf entries to configure more than ten
In the mcf file, the Equipment Type field contains sc to
define a Sun SAM-Remote client or ss to define a Sun SAM-
The server configuration file defines the disk buffer
characteristics and media to be used for each client. For a
client named portland for example:
100 at (000031|000032|000034|000035|000037|000038)
The media definitions must be indented with white space or
tab characters. The regex data must be enclosed by
For a complete description of the Sun SAM-Remote
configuration process, see the SAM-QFS Configuration and
mcf The master configuration file for SAM-
QFS, Sun QFS, the Sun SAM-Remote client,
and the Sun SAM-Remote server.
The Sun SAM-Remote shared object
SAM-QFS Configuration and Administration Guide.