stm, xstm, mstm, cstm - Support Tools Manager
/usr/bin/stm [-x|-m|-c] [-f command_file]
/usr/sbin/xstm [-f command_file]
/usr/sbin/mstm [-f command_file]
/usr/sbin/cstm [-f command_file]
The Support Tools Manager (STM) provides three interfaces that allow a
user access to an underlying toolset, consisting of information mod‐
ules, firmware update tools, verifiers, diagnostics, exercisers, expert
tools, and utilities:
XSTM - the graphical interface (for X11-based graphics terminals)
MSTM - the menu-based interface (for non-X11-based, non-graphics ter‐
CSTM - the command line interface (for running scripts)
Which interface you choose will depend upon your needs, preferences,
and resources as a user.
If STM is run and [-x|-m|-c] is not specified, then:
If the "DISPLAY" environment variable is set, XSTM is run.
If the "DISPLAY" environment variable is not set, MSTM is run.
This tool will be deprecated on new server models. Please use System
Management Homepage (see hpsmh(1M)).
The XSTM program is the X-Windows interface for the Support Tools Man‐
ager (STM). It allows you to access and run various support tools
(information modules, firmware update tools, verifiers, diagnostics,
exercisers, and utilities, depending upon your level of licensing priv‐
ilege) on one or more PA-RISC machines.
You can run XSTM on one machine, and use it to run support tools on one
or more remote machines (Units Under Test, or UUTs). Alternatively,
you can run XSTM on one machine, and use it to run support tools on the
same machine (i.e., the machine running XSTM and the UUT are one and
The basic principle of XSTM usage is that you see a display of the
legacy devices configured on the UUT (the legacy system map, or legacy
device map) when you first run the interface. Alternatively, display
of the agile devices configured on the UUT (the agile system map, or
agile device map) can be seen by selecting the "View Agile Map" option
in the "System" menu. For information about legacy devices and agile
devices see intro(7) manpage. By clicking on one or more icons repre‐
senting the device(s) you want to test, or whose logs you want to view,
and using the appropriate pulldown and popup menus, you can test your
system to see if it is functioning properly. Any problems with your
system will be reflected by color changes to the icons in the device
map (e.g., red for "Failure"), in its legacy view or agile view or both
the views (if a device is represented in both the views, the color
change will be reflected in both of them). By viewing the correspond‐
ing log (e.g. the Failure Log), you can then determine the appropriate
corrective action to take. Use the Help pulldown menu to access the
online help system.
The MSTM program is the menu interface for the Support Tools Manager
(STM). It provides the same functionality as XSTM described above.
The device map is a list of devices on the Unit Under Test (UUT). You
select devices by moving the cursor with the up and down arrow keys to
the line entry for the desired device(s). You issue commands by means
of function keys. Any problems with your system will be reflected by
changes in the "Last Op Status" column of the device map. By viewing
the corresponding log (e.g. the Failure Log), you can then determine
the appropriate corrective action to take. Press the help function key
to access the online help system.
The CSTM program is the command line interface for the Support Tools
Manager (STM). It provides the same functionality as XSTM described
above. Entering the command "map" displays a list of legacy devices
(the legacy device map) on the Unit Under Test (UUT). Entering the
command "amap" displays a list of agile devices (the aglie device map)
on the Unit Under Test (UUT). You select devices by entering the hard‐
ware path or device number for the desired device(s); use the command
"select path" or "select device". Any problems with your system will
be reflected by error, warning, or caution messages displayed by the
system. By viewing the corresponding log (e.g. the Failure Log), you
can then determine the appropriate corrective action to take. Entering
the command "help" displays a summary of the cstm commands; the command
"help all" gives you full access to the online help system.
The "-f" option allows the user to specify a CSTM command file to run
prior to bringing up the selected User Interface. Multiple "-f com‐
mand_file" options can be provided and the command files will be pro‐
cessed from left to right.
Topics available are:
On Item has context-sensitive information on specific help topics (XSTM
On Tasks has cookbook procedures for performing common system tasks
On Application has general information about the Support Tool Manager.
On Help has information about the HPHelp product.
On Version displays a banner with copyright, version, and legal infor‐
mation about STM.
/usr/sbin/stm/ui/config/.stmrc - stm startup script.
/usr/sbin/stm/ui/config/saveconfig.cmd - stm config save command file.
DISPLAY If you are using X Windows, you must be set to the desired X
Windows display ID (e.g., local:0.0).
(c) Copyright 1995-6, Hewlett-Packard Company
STM was developed by Hewlett-Packard Company.
SEE ALSOintro(7), diagmond(1M)STM(1M)