This guide contains installation and upgrade instructions for the System Management Services (SMS) 1.4.1 software.

Before You Read This Book

This guide is intended for the Sun Fire high-end system administrator, who has a working knowledge of UNIX® systems, particularly those based on the Solaristrademark operating environment. If you do not have such knowledge, read the Solaris User and System Administrator documentation provided with this system, and consider UNIX system administration training.

All members of the next-generation Sun Fire server family can be configured as loosely coupled clusters. However, it is currently outside of the scope of this document to address system management for Sun Fire cluster configurations.

How This Book Is Organized

This guide contains the following information:

Chapter 1 introduces installation for SMS 1.4.1.

Chapter 2 describes SMS 1.4.1 software reinstallation.

Chapter 3 describes SMS 1.4.1 software upgrade.

Chapter 4 describes additional SMS software instructions.

Chapter 5 describes security option instructions.

Chapter 6 describes SMS 1.4.1 software and domains.

Using UNIX Commands

This document might not contain information on basic UNIX® commands and procedures such as shutting down the system, booting the system, and configuring devices. See the following for this information:

Typographic Conventions

Typeface or Symbol




The names of commands, files, and directories; on-screen computer output

Edit your .login file.
Use ls -a to list all files.
% You have mail.


What you type, when contrasted with on-screen computer output

% su


Book titles, new words or terms, words to be emphasized. Replace command-line variables with real names or values.

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.
These are called class options.
To delete a file, type rm filename.

Shell Prompts



C shell

sc_name:sms-user:> or domain_id:sms-user:>

C shell superuser

sc_name:# or domain_id:#

Bourne shell and Korn shell


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser


Related Documentation



Part Number

Release Notes

System Management Services (SMS) 1.4.1 Release Notes



Sun Fire High-End Systems Software Overview Guide


Administrator Guide

System Management Services (SMS) 1.4.1 Administrator Guide


Reference (manpages)

System Management Services (SMS) 1.4.1 Reference Manual



System Management Services (SMS) 1.4 Dynamic Reconfiguration User Guide


Sun Fire High-End Systems Dynamic Reconfiguration User Guide


System Administration Guide: IP Services


OpenBoottrademark 4.x Command Reference Manual


Sun Fire 15K/12K System Site Planning Guide


Sun Fire Linktrademark Fabric Administrator's Guide


Securing the Sun Fire 12K and 15K System Controllers: Updated for SMS 1.4


Securing the Sun Fire 12K and 15K Domains: Updated for SMS 1.4


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