This manual describes how to use the System Controller command-line interface, which controls the system functions and provides environmental monitoring and hardware control. With the System Controller software, you can power on and off boards, power supplies, fans, and other components.

Before You Read This Book

This book is for system administrators, who have a working knowledge of the Solaristrademark Operating System. If you do not have such knowledge, you should first read the Solaris User and System Administrator AnswerBook,s and consider UNIX® system administration training.

How This Book Is Organized

This manual provides a summary of all of the System Controller commands designed for an end user. It also provides complete descriptions of each command in alphabetical order, command syntax, and examples of command output.

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.

Shell Prompts



C shell


C shell superuser


Bourne shell and Korn shell


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser


LOM shell


Related Documentation

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