C H A P T E R  3

Using the RSC Graphical User Interface (GUI)

This chapter explains how to access the RSC GUI (graphical user interface) and use the RSC windows and dialog boxes. If you need to use RSC commands and the GUI is not available, you can use RSC shell commands. After you log in to your RSC account from a terminal window, the RSC shell prompt appears (rsc>), and you can enter commands.

Starting the RSC GUI

If you are using a client running the Solaris operating environment, start the RSC GUI by entering this command:

% /opt/rsc/bin/rsc

If you are using a client running the Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Windows NT operating environment, follow these steps to start the RSC GUI:

1. Click on the Start menu.

2. Select Programs in the Start menu.

3. Click on Remote System Control.

When the login screen appears, it prompts you to enter an RSC device name or IP address, your RSC username, and your password.

Note - Enter the name or IP address of the RSC device, not the name or IP address of the server. If you enter the server name instead of the RSC device name, the interface searches for the name you entered, and if necessary it also searches for the name with -rsc appended; if neither search is successful, RSC returns an error message.

To simultaneously monitor or control more than one server, start a separate GUI session for each server.

Note - If you have created a shortcut to RSC, you can start the RSC GUI by double-clicking the Remote System Control icon.

Accessing RSC Functions

The main screen of the Sun Remote System Control GUI lets you access the following functions:

Online Help is available when you use the GUI. Additional detail about RSC functions is provided in the sections of Chapter 4 that describe the corresponding RSC shell commands.

RSC Permissions Required for Access to GUI Functions

All RSC users can look at RSC information. The table in the RSC User Administration dialog box shows additional permissions assigned to each user. These additional user permissions grant access to specific items in the GUI command tree.

Admin. Permission

Admin. permission allows the user to modify RSC configuration, including the following items in the command tree:

User Permission

User permission allows the user to choose User Administration in the command tree to add, modify, and remove RSC user accounts.

Console Permission

Console permission allows the user to choose Open Console in the command tree and connect to the server console, and to choose Send Break to put the server in debug mode.

Reset Permission

Reset permission allows the user to use the following items in the command tree:

Read-Only Permission

If no user permissions are checked, the user's permission is read-only. A user with read-only permission can use the following options only: