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1.  Managing Terminals and Modems (Overview)

What's New in Managing Terminals and Modems?

SPARC: Coherent Console

SPARC: Changes to How $TERM Value for Console Is Set

ttymon Invocations on the System Console Managed by SMF

Terminals, Modems, Ports, and Services

Terminal Description

Modem Description

Ports Description

Services Description

Port Monitors

Tools for Managing Terminals and Modems

Serial Ports Tool

Overview of the Service Access Facility

2.  Setting Up Terminals and Modems (Tasks)

3.  Managing Serial Ports With the Service Access Facility (Tasks)

4.  Managing System Resources (Overview)

5.  Displaying and Changing System Information (Tasks)

6.  Managing Disk Use (Tasks)

7.  Managing UFS Quotas (Tasks)

8.  Scheduling System Tasks (Tasks)

9.  Managing System Accounting (Tasks)

10.  System Accounting (Reference)

11.  Managing System Performance (Overview)

12.  Managing System Processes (Tasks)

13.  Monitoring System Performance (Tasks)

14.  Troubleshooting Software Problems (Overview)

15.  Managing System Messages

16.  Managing Core Files (Tasks)

17.  Managing System Crash Information (Tasks)

18.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Software Problems (Tasks)

19.  Troubleshooting File Access Problems (Tasks)

20.  Resolving UFS File System Inconsistencies (Tasks)

21.  Troubleshooting Software Package Problems (Tasks)


Tools for Managing Terminals and Modems

The following table lists the tools for managing terminals and modems.

Table 1-2 Tools For Managing Terminals and Modems

Managing Terminals and Modems Method
For More Information
The most comprehensive
Service Access Facility (SAF) commands
The quickest setup
Solaris Management Console's Serial Ports tool
Chapter 2, Setting Up Terminals and Modems (Tasks) and Solaris Management Console online help

Serial Ports Tool

The Serial Ports tool sets up the serial port software to work with terminals and modems by calling the pmadm command with the appropriate information.

The tool also provides the following:

Overview of the Service Access Facility

The SAF is the tool used for administering terminals, modems, and other network devices.

In particular, the SAF enables you to set up the following:

The SAF is an open-systems solution that controls access to system and network resources through tty devices and local-area networks (LANs). The SAF is not a program, but a hierarchy of background processes and administrative commands.