Sun N1 System Manager 1.2 Introduction


The Sun N1 System Manager 1.2 Introduction provides an overview of the N1 System Manager features and components, and a walkthrough describing the sequence of tasks required to implement N1 System Manager on your site.

Who Should Use This Book

This guide is intended for those who will install, upgrade, or use the N1 System Manager software and hardware.

Related Documentation

This guide is part of a six-volume implementation reference set. The set should be read in the following order:

How This Book Is Organized

Documentation, Support, and Training

The Sun web site provides information about the following additional resources:

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P–1 Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output 

machine_name% su



Placeholder: replace with a real name or value 

The command to remove a file is rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX® system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P–2 Shell Prompts



C shell 


C shell for superuser 


Bourne shell and Korn shell 


Bourne shell and Korn shell for superuser