Solaris 10 What's New

System Administration Enhancements

The following system administration features and enhancements have been added to the Solaris 10 11/06 release.

Storage Networking Industry Association Multipath Management API Support

This feature provides Sun's implementation of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Multipath Management API(MP API). The support includes the following:

The MP API common library exports the defined set of standard interfaces. The plug-in library for the scsi_vhci driver enables scsi_vhci multipathing devices to be administered through MP API and its associated CLI, mpathadm.

The SNIA MP API defines standard interfaces for multipathing discovery and administration which enables multipathing management applications to use the common set of APIs across vendor-unique multipathing solutions on Solaris. Sun is supplying a plug-in library that enables Solaris native multipathing solution to be managed through the API and associated CLI.

Sun Java Web Console Changes

The Sun JavaTM Web Console provides a common location for users to work with web-based management applications. Users access the console by logging in through an HTTPS port, using one of several supported web browsers. The single entry point that is provided by the console eliminates having to learn URLs for multiple applications. The console provides authentication and authorization services for all applications that are registered with the console.

All console-based applications conform to the same user interface guidelines. The Sun Java Web Console also provides auditing and logging services for all registered applications.

The Solaris ZFS Administration tool is a console application that is provided beginning with the Solaris 10 6/06 release. For more information about using the Solaris ZFS web-based management tool, see Solaris ZFS Administration Guide.

Starting with the Solaris 10 11/06 release, the Sun Java Web Console includes the following changes:

For more information, see “Working With the Sun Java Web Console (Tasks)” in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

File-System Monitoring Tool

This file system enhancement is new in the Solaris 10 11/06 release.

A new file-system monitoring tool, fsstat, is available to report file-system operations. Activity can be reported by mount point or by file-system type.

For more information, see the fsstat(1M) man page.