System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

ProcedureHow to Create a Toolbox for a Specific Environment

Applications for administering the Oracle Solaris operating system are called tools. Those tools are stored in collections referred to as toolboxes. A toolbox can be located on a local server where the console is located or on a remote machine.

Use the Toolbox Editor to do the following:

Note –

You can start the Toolbox Editor as a regular user. However, if you plan to make changes and save them to the default console toolbox, /var/sadm/smc/toolboxes, you must start the Toolbox Editor as root.

  1. Start the Toolbox Editor.

    # /usr/sadm/bin/smc edit &
  2. Select Open from the Toolbox menu.

  3. In the Toolboxes window, select This Computer.

  4. Click Open.

    The This Computer toolbox opens.

  5. In the Navigation pane, select the This Computer icon again.

  6. From the Action menu, select Add Folder.

  7. Use the Folder wizard to add a new toolbox for your name service environment.

    1. Name and Description – Provide a name in the Full Name window, then click Next.

      For example, for the NIS environment, provide “NIS tools”.

    2. Provide a description in the Description window, then click Next.

      For example, “tools for NIS environment” is an appropriate description.

    3. Icons – Use the default value for the Icons, then click Next.

    4. Management Scope – Select Override.

    5. Under the Management Scope pull-down menu, Select your name service u.

    6. Add the name service master name in the Server field, if necessary.

    7. In the Domain field, add the domain that is managed by the server.

    8. Click Finish.

      The new toolbox is displayed in the left Navigation pane.

  8. Select the new toolbox icon, then select Save As from the Toolbox menu.

  9. In the Local Toolbox Filename dialog, enter the toolbox path name.

    Use the .tbx suffix.

  10. Click Save.

    The new toolbox is displayed in the Navigation pane in the console window.

See Also

After you have created a name service toolbox, you can put a name service tool into it. For more information, see How to Add a Tool to a Toolbox.