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The System Administration Manager (SAM) is an HP-UX tool that provides an easy-t

o-use user interface for performing setup and other essential tasks.
SAM helps you with the administration of:
The menu displays the following:
a - Auditing and Security
c - Security Attributes Configuration
d - Peripheral Devices
e - Resource Manager
f - Disks and File Systems
g - Display
k - Kernel Configuration
n - Networking and Communications
p - Printers and Plotters
s - Software Management
u - Accounts for Users and Groups
Applications available in HP SMH TUI
Application Description
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Auditing and Security The Audit application enables the user to audit
events, system calls, and users.
Security Attributes
Configuration The HP-UX Security Attributes Configuration
application enables the user to configure
system-wide and per-user values of security
attributes of local and Network Information
Service (NIS) users.
Peripheral Devices The Peripheral Device application allows
system administrators to view all devices
on a host system and configure the slots and
cards for that system. Further, it helps
system administrators through the entire
process of card addition/replacement
without having to shut down the system.
Resource Manager The Resource Manager application enables
the user to manage (add/view/delete) requests
for resource monitoring.
Disks and File Systems The Disks and File Systems application provides
the user to perform HP-UX system
including management of logical groups and
volume groups, disk management tasks, and
file system tasks.
Display The Display application enables the user to
configure how the Xserver runs on the
displays. The user can setup SLS or
multi-screen, change display resolutions,
and other display and Xserver settings.
Kernel Configuration The Kernel Configuration application enables
the user to perform tuning operations on the

manage print requests. 1 Displays this help window. -------------------- x Exits HP System Management Homepage (HP SMH) text user interface. hosts. Network Services Configuration enables the user to manage network services such as bootable devices. list/remove installed software. Accounts for Users and Groups The Accounts for Users and Groups application enables the user to manage user accounts and groups on a local system and Network Information Service (NIS) system. Software Management The Software Management application enables the user to run programs that perform software management tasks such as install software. Network Interfaces Configuration enables the user to configure network interfaces on HP-UX installed systems. SAM is an earlier version of HP SMH. HP-UX kernel. and save the current spooler configuration and related information about printers. DHCPv6. Printers and Plotters The Printers and Plotters application enables the user to configure printers or plotters. time. v Opens the SAM (System Administration Manager) log viewer and displays SAM (HP SMH) log information. The logfile is used by the HP SMH applications and by applications that continue to be present in SAM. The DISPLAY variable (IP address or machine name) must be set to open the web-based GUI version of the selected HP SMH application. Some of the tasks the user can perform are. Networking and Communications The Networking and Communications application comprises the Network Interfaces Configuration and the Network Services Configuration components. Enter Opens the selected HP SMH application. ------------------------------ . and list/copy/remove depot software. Actions you can perform from the HP SMH TUI main window ======================================================= Key Action / Description --. monitor tunable usage. w Opens the web-based GUI version of the selected HP SMH application. networked file systems. and domain names. load and unload kernel modules dynamically without a reboot. plotters and device classes or restore print spooler configuration. and configure tunable alarms for notifications.

1 . 2.list. 4.Move up one item in the list Down Arrow .Note: Keys are case sensitive. If the print key is used multiple times. The search results are displayed. 5. Toggle Selection TAB . The application enters the search mode. Type 'y' in the 'match case (y/n)' field. Toggle Selection Left Arrow . Press ENTER. a. To search for a different phrase. Toggle Selection Space . Enter the phrase you want to search in the 'search for:' field. Toggle Selection Searching for an item in the displayed list ------------------------------------------- To search for an item from the list that is displayed: 1. You must use CTRL+h to delete the characters.Move down one item in the list Page Up/CTRL+B . Press '/'. If you want the search to be case sensitive. multiple files are created with the being incremented each time. the backspace key cannot be used to delete one or more characters.Move down one item in the list Control-o . b. if available.Help Keys within the Command Preview window -------------------------------------- Right Arrow . where the string ### represents a generated number. 6. repeat steps 1 to 4. Press Control-n to find the next item that matches your search phrase.Redisplay screen if the screen is garbled Control-p . Toggle Selection Enter .Move up one page in the list Page Down/CTRL+F .Display more actions in the footer. . Control-l . ------------------------------ How to use HP SMH TUI (navigation help) ======================================= Keys within the List -------------------- Up Arrow . This file will be in the current directory in the form tui###.Print header and list to a file. Press the Tab key to move the cursor to the 'match case (y/n)' field. 3. Deleting characters while entering data --------------------------------------- When you enter data in the fields in the HP SMH TUI applications.

thus saving valuable time. .======================================================= HP-UX System Administration via SAM Advantages SAM simplifies complex administration tasks SAM minimizes potential for errors SAM provides a built-in help utility Disadvantages SAM is less flexible than manual configuration SAM generally isn t helpful in some troubleshooting situations Using SAM reduces the complexity of most administration tasks. especially when first mastering a task. SAM minimizes or eliminates the need for detailed knowledge of many administrati on commands. SAM is the tool of choice for most administration work. Some tasks described in this manual cannot be done by SAM. Use SAM whenever possible. However. in which case you wil l need to use the HP-UX commands.