This document describes the dynamic reconfiguration (DR) software on Sun Firetrademark E25K/E20K/15K/12K systems and Sun Fire E6900/E4900/6800/4810/4800/3800 systems running the Solaristrademark Operating System (Solaris OS).

This document replaces the following user guides:

Before You Read This Document

This book is intended for the Sun Fire high-end and midrange system platform administrator who has a working knowledge of UNIX® systems, particularly those based on the Solaris OS. If you do not have such knowledge, first read the Solaris OS user and system administrator books provided with this system, and consider UNIX system administration training.

Using UNIX Commands

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

Shell Prompts



C shell


C shell superuser


Bourne shell and Korn shell


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser



Table showing examples of the types of shell prompts used in this document.

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.

Related Documentation

View the documents listed online at:



Platform-specific documents

Sun Fire Midrange Systems Platform Administration Manual

Sun Fire High-End Systems Administration Manual

System Management Services (SMS) Administrator Guide

SMS Reference Manual

Platform-specific release notes

Solaris 8 or 9 Release Notes Supplement for Sun Hardware

Solaris 10 Release Notes

System Management Services (SMS) Release Notes

Solaris commands, including cfgadm(1M)

Solaris Command Reference Manual

Sun Management Center

Sun Management Center User's Guide

Capacity on Demand (COD)

System Management Services (SMS) Administrator Guide,

Documentation, Support, and Training

Sun Function




Download PDF and HTML documents, and order printed documents

Support and Training

Obtain technical support, download patches, and learn about Sun courses


Table provides URLs for locating Sun product documentation, and obtaining support and training services.

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