sam-remote, sam-clientd, sam-serverd - Describes the Sun
SAM-Remote interface and daemons
/opt/SUNWsamfs/sbin/sam-serverd mshmid pshmid equip
/opt/SUNWsamfs/sbin/sam-clientd mshmid pshmid equip
The Sun SAM-Remote client and server software allows
automated libraries to be shared among the Solaris systems
in a SAM-QFS environment. Sun SAM-Remote allows you to
configure multiple storage clients that archive and stage
files from a centralized optical and/or tape library. This
environment also allows you to make multiple archive copies
on various media housed in multiple libraries.
The Sun SAM-Remote daemons, sam-serverd and sam-clientd,
control Sun SAM-Remote. The sam-robotsd daemon starts the
sam-serverd and sam-clientd daemons. The identifiers
associated with these daemons are as follows:
mshmid The identifier of the master shared memory segment
created by sam-amld.
pshmid The identifier of the preview shared memory
segment created by sam-amld.
equip The equipment number of the device.
For more information on the sam-robotsd or sam-amld daemons,
see the sam-robotsd(1M) or sam-amld(1M) man pages.
Configuring the Sun SAM-Remote client and server software
involves adding lines to the mcf file on both the system to
be used as the Sun SAM-Remote client and on the system to be
used as the Sun SAM-Remote server.
In addition, a client configuration file must be created on
the Sun SAM-Remote client, and a server configuration file
must be created on the Sun SAM-Remote server.
Each entry in mcf file can configure up to ten clients per
server. Use more mcf entries to configure more than ten
Device and Network Interfaces sam-remote(7)
In the mcf file, the Equipment Type field contains sc to
define a Sun SAM-Remote client or ss to define a Sun SAM-
The server configuration file defines the disk buffer
characteristics and media to be used for each client. For a
client named portland for example:
100 at (000031|000032|000034|000035|000037|000038)
The media definitions must be indented with white space or
tab characters. The regex data must be enclosed by
For a complete description of the Sun SAM-Remote
configuration process, see the SAM-QFS Configuration and
mcf The master configuration file for SAM-
QFS, Sun QFS, the Sun SAM-Remote client,
and the Sun SAM-Remote server.
The Sun SAM-Remote shared object
SAM-QFS Configuration and Administration Guide.