Sun Management Center 3.6.1 User's Guide

Standard Table Features

Sun Management Center property tables use a standard format to display information. The format includes the following elements:

Editable and Noneditable Cells

Sun Management Center tables contain two types of cells: editable and noneditable.

Cell Editors

Editable cells have one of the following types of cell editors:

Modules That Enable You to Manipulate Rows

For selected modules, the software enables you to add, delete, enable, or disable rows for the data property tables. When these modules are initially loaded, the data property tables are empty, except the Directory Size Monitoring and Print Spooler modules. For the File Monitoring, File Scanning, and Directory Size Monitoring modules, you must add a row to monitor the data property. The following table lists the modules that allow you to add rows.

Table 8–1 Sun Management Center Modules to Which You Can Add Rows

Module Name 


Directory Size Monitoring 

Enables you to define another directory for monitoring

File Monitoring 

Defines the file to be monitored

File Scanning 

Defines the pattern that must be matched within the monitored file

Print Spooler 

Enables you to define another printer for spooler monitoring

Process Monitoring 

Defines the pattern that must be matched from all the processes that are running on the agent object

For more information about the directory size monitoring, file monitoring, file scanning, print spooler, and process monitoring modules, see Appendix C, Sun Management Center Software Modules.

Row Context Menu

The row context menu provides access to various row-related functions, such as enabling you to add rows to a table that allows this behavior. To activate a row context menu, press mouse button 3 in the appropriate row.

Table Sorting

Information in tables can be sorted by column. If a column header has a triangle that points up or down, you can change the order of the table display based on that column. Depending on the data in the column, the sort uses one of the following keys:

To change between an ascending and descending sort, double-click the header of the sorted column.

Working With Large Data Property Tables

In large data property tables, you can see only one page of rows at a time. To navigate through additional pages of the table, use the icons that are displayed above the table.

The icons enable you to navigate as follows:

In addition, a pull-down menu to the right of these icons enables you to go to a specific page.

Probing Properties

On selected module properties, the software enables you to use predetermined UNIX commands including list files, the vmstat command, and so on. The Probe button is available only for selected properties. Otherwise, the button is unavailable and is dimmed.

Note –

The available Probe commands can sometimes be difficult to distinguish. As an example, consider the Filesystem Usage properties in the Kernel Reader module. The Find All Recent Files probe commands find only files that were created or modified less than 24 hours ago. The Find All Files probe commands find all files regardless of the date and time that the files were created or modified. For more information about the Filesystem Usage properties, see File System Usage Table.