Be introduced to the SMC
Get a description of the services that can be performed with the SMC
Cover the steps involved in configuring the SMC
Learn how to add new tasks and hosts to the SMC
In the past, several attempts have been made to develop an extensible, easy-to-use GUI for managing individual Solaris systems and groups of Solaris systems. Until recently, the admintool was the main GUI administration tool supplied with the Solaris distribution. However, since the Solaris 8 Admin Pack release, a new tool has been made available—the Solaris Management Console (SMC). In this chapter, we will examine all of the functionality available through the SMC to manage individual servers and groups of servers.