System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

ProcedureHow to Add a Tool to a Toolbox

In addition to the default tools that ship with the console, additional tools that can be launched from the console are being developed. As these tools become available, you can add one or more tools to an existing toolbox.

You can also create a new toolbox, for either local management or network management. Then, you can add tools to the new toolbox.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Start the Toolbox Editor, if necessary.

    # /usr/sadm/bin/smc edit &
  3. Select the toolbox.

    If you want to work in a name service, select the toolbox you just created in the Toolbox Editor. For more information, see How to Create a Toolbox for a Specific Environment.

  4. Select Add Tool from the Action menu.

  5. Use the Add Tool wizard to add the new tool.

    1. Server Selection – Add the name service master in the Server window. Click Next.

    2. Tools Selection – Select the tool you want to add from the Tools window. Click Next.

      If this toolbox is a name service toolbox, choose a tool you want to work in a name service environment. For example, choose the Users tool.

    3. Name and Description – Accept the default values. Click Next.

    4. Icons – Accept the default values, unless you have created custom icons. Click Next.

    5. Management Scope – Accept the default value “Inherit from Parent.” Click Next.

    6. Tool Loading – Accept the default “Load tool when selected.” Click Finish.

  6. Select Save from the Toolbox menu to save the updated toolbox.

    The Local Toolbox window is displayed.