This book describes the system controller command line interface for the Sun FireTM midrange systems: E6900/E4900/6800/4810/4800/3800. The system controller is responsible for controlling system functions, environmental monitoring, domain control, and hardware control of the server. Using the command line interface, you can configure the platform and domains, power on and off domains, power supplies, fans, and other components. Access to the Solaris domain console is also possible using the command line interface.

Before You Read This Book

This book is written for system administrators or people who have a working knowledge of the Solaristrademark operating environment. If you do not have such knowledge, you should first read the Solaris User and System Administrator document collections and consider UNIX® system administration training. For the documentation URL, see Accessing Sun Documentation.

How This Book Is Organized

This book contains the following chapters:

Chapter 1 introduces you to the system controller and briefly describes platform administration and domain administration.

Chapter 2 explains system controller command syntax, command names, and command arguments.

Chapter 3 provides a summary in tabular form of all of the system controller commands and describes each command.

Typographic Conventions





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.

You must be superuser to do this.

To delete a file, type rm filename.


Table with descriptions and examples of the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Shell Prompts



C shell


C shell superuser


Bourne shell and Korn shell


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser


Related Documentation

Type of Book


Part Number

Release Notes

Sun Fire Midrange Systems Firmware 5.17.0 Release Notes


System Administration

Sun Fire Midrange Systems Platform Administration Manual


Sun Management Center

Sun Management Center 3.5 Version 3 Supplement for Sun Fire Midrange Systems


Dynamic Reconfiguration

Sun Fire Midrange Systems Dynamic Reconfiguration User Guide



Sun Fire 6800/4810/4800/3800 Systems Overview Manual



Sun Fire E6900/E4900 Systems Overview Manual



Sun Fire 6800/4810/4800/3800 Systems Service Manual



Sun Fire E6900/E4900 Systems Service Manual


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