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About This Book

1.  Oracle Solaris Management Tools (Road Map)

What's New in Oracle Solaris Management Tools?

Matrix of Oracle Solaris Management Tools and Supported Releases

Feature Descriptions for Oracle Solaris Management Tools

Feature Descriptions for Solaris 9 Management Tools

Availability of Solaris Management Commands

Solaris 10 System Management Commands

For More Information About Oracle Solaris Management Tools

2.  Working With the Solaris Management Console (Tasks)

3.  Working With the Oracle Java Web Console (Tasks)

4.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Overview)

5.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Tasks)

6.  Managing Client-Server Support (Overview)

7.  Managing Diskless Clients (Tasks)

8.  Introduction to Shutting Down and Booting a System

9.  Shutting Down and Booting a System (Overview)

10.  Shutting Down a System (Tasks)

11.  Modifying Oracle Solaris Boot Behavior (Tasks)

12.  Booting an Oracle Solaris System (Tasks)

13.  Managing the Oracle Solaris Boot Archives (Tasks)

14.  Troubleshooting Booting an Oracle Solaris System (Tasks)

15.  x86: GRUB Based Booting (Reference)

16.  x86: Booting a System That Does Not Implement GRUB (Tasks)

17.  Working With the Oracle Solaris Auto Registration regadm Command (Tasks)

18.  Managing Services (Overview)

19.  Managing Services (Tasks)

20.  Managing Software (Overview)

21.  Managing Software With Oracle Solaris System Administration Tools (Tasks)

22.  Managing Software by Using Oracle Solaris Package Commands (Tasks)

23.  Managing Patches

A.  SMF Services


What's New in Oracle Solaris Management Tools?

These tools are new or changed as of the Oracle Solaris 10 initial 3/05 release:

For a complete listing of new features and a description of Oracle Solaris releases, see Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 What’s New.

The following table provides a brief description of new or changed management tools.

Table 1-1 New or Changed Management Tools in the Oracle Solaris Release

Solaris Management Tool
For More Information
This tool is no longer available.

Alternative tools include the following:

  • Solaris Management Console to manage users, groups, terminals, and modems

  • Oracle Solaris Product Registry to manage software

  • Solaris Print Manager to manage printers

Package and Patch Tools
Starting with Oracle Solaris 10, the package and patch tools have been enhanced. Use the pkgchk command with the -P option instead of grep pattern /var/sadm/install/contents. The -P option enables you to use a partial path.
Solaris Print Manager

Expanded printer support in Solaris Print Manager includes the following features, which were introduced in Oracle Solaris 10:

  • Never Print Banner option
  • Support for raster image processor (RIP)

  • Support for PostScript Printer Description (PPD) files:

    • The -n option of the lpadmin command enables you to specify a PPD file when creating or modifying printers.

    • The Use PPD Files option in Solaris Print Manager enables you to specify a PPD file when creating or modifying printers.

    • The lpstat command output displays the PPD file for a print queue that uses a PPD file.