System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

Troubleshooting the Solaris Management Console

Before following this troubleshooting procedure, make sure that the following packages are installed:

These packages provide the basic Solaris Management Console launcher. Note that you must install the SUNWCprog cluster to use the Solaris Management Console and all of its tools.

ProcedureHow to Troubleshoot the Solaris Management Console

The client and the server are started automatically when you start the Solaris Management Console.

If the console is visible and you are having trouble running the tools, the server might not be running, or the server might be in a problem state that can be resolved by stopping and restarting it.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

  2. Determine whether the console server is running.

    # /etc/init.d/init.wbem status

    If the console server is running, you should see a message similar the following:

    SMC server version 2.1.0 running on port 898.
  3. If the console server is not running, start it.

    # /etc/init.d/init.wbem start

    After a short time, you should see a message similar to the following:

    SMC server is ready.
  4. If the server is running, and you are still having problems, do the following:

    1. Stop the console server.

      # /etc/init.d/init.wbem stop

      You should see a message similar to the following:

      Shutting down SMC server on port 898.
    2. Start the console server.

      # /etc/init.d/init.wbem start