Sun N1 System Manager 1.2 Site Preparation Guide


The Sun N1 System Manager 1.2 Installation and Configuration Guide describes the requirements, network and hardware connections and preparation processes, and the procedures for installing and configuring the base operating system and then the Sun N1TM System Manager system.

Who Should Use This Book

This guide is intended for system administrators who are responsible for installing or upgrading the N1 System Manager software and hardware. The system administrators must have extensive knowledge and experience in the following areas:

How This Book Is Organized

Related Documentation

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

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