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sam(1M)								       sam(1M)

       sam - HP System Administration Manager (HP SAM)

       [ login | ]

       The command launches the HP System Management Homepage (HP SMH) program
       for performing system administration on the HP-UX operating system.  HP
       SMH  is	an enhanced web-based program of HP System Administration Man‐
       ager (HP SAM) in the HP-UX 11i V3 release.  For more  information,  see

       If  the environment variable is set, the Web-based HP SMH is displayed.
       If the environment variable is not set, the terminal user interface  of
       HP SMH is displayed.

Deprecation Notice
       The  command  is deprecated in HP-UX 11i V3 release.  HP recommends you
       use the command.

       recognizes the following options.

	      Execute SAM with the privileges associated with the specified
			login.	When used in conjunction with  the  Restricted
			SMH Builder is invoked and initialized with the privi‐
			leges associated with the specified login.

			You must be a superuser to use this option.  See below
			for more information.

	      Invokes Restricted SMH.
			This  enables  the system administrator to assign lim‐
			ited privileged user access to SMH functionality.  You
			must be a privileged user to use this option.  See the
			section below for more information.

   Restricted SMH
       Generally, SMH requires privileged user rights to execute successfully.
       However,	 through  the  use of Restricted SMH, SMH can be configured to
       allow subsets of its functionality to certain non-privileged  users  or
       groups of users.

       System  administrators  access  Restricted SMH by invoking SMH with the
       option (see above).   In	 Restricted  SMH,  system  administrators  may
       assign subsets of SAM functionality on a per-user or per-group basis.

       When Restricted SMH is used, non-privileged users are promoted to priv‐
       ileged users when necessary to enable them to execute successfully.

       By default, Restricted SMH  executes  all  applications	as  privileged
       user.   However,	 certain  applications, like software distributor have
       their own security mechanism and do not follow the Restricted SMH secu‐
       rity model.  In such cases, the application launched through Restricted
       SMH will be executed with the login ID of the user who invokes it.

       A non-privileged user who has been given Restricted SMH privileges sim‐
       ply  executes  and  sees	 only  those  areas  the user is privileged to

       All the SMH functional areas require the user to be promoted  to	 be  a
       privileged  user in order to execute successfully.  SMH does this auto‐
       matically as needed.

       SMH provides a default set of SMH  functional  areas  that  the	system
       administrator can assign to other users.

       Restricted  SMH	applies	 only to terminal user interfaces.  Restricted
       SMH does not apply to Web-based GUI (HP SMH) since HP SMH has  its  own
       roles.	For more information, refer to the HP SMH documentation avail‐
       able at and the HP SMH product online help system.

   SAM Functional Areas
       SAM has been replaced by SMH.  For  more	 information  on  the  various
       functional areas, see smh(1M).

   SAM Logging
       All  actions  taken  by SAM are logged into the SAM log file at The log
       entries in this file can be viewed using the SAM utility	 command  (see
       samlog_viewer(1)).   can	 filter	 the log file by user name, by time of
       log entry creation, and by level of detail.

Functionality Obsolescence and Changes
       The following functional areas of the previous SAM interface have  been
       removed,	 changed, or are planned to be obsolete in a future release of
       HP-UX.  Alternate procedures are listed as appropriate.

       · Trusted systems  is  planned  for  obsolescence  post	HP-UX  11i  V3

       · Backup	 and  Recovery.	  Use  the  and commands from the HP-UX system
	 prompt.  You can also use backup tools, such as pax(1), from the  HP-
	 UX command prompt.

       · Tape Drives.  Add or remove device entries by editing the file or use
	 and commands from the HP-UX command prompt.

       · Terminals and Modems.	 Use  and  commands  from  the	HP-UX  command

       · Uninterruptable Power Supplies.

       · Performance  Management.   Monitor the performance of HP-UX using the
	 commands and

       · Process Management.  To manage processes for such functions as	 stop‐
	 ping, continuing, changing priority, use and

       · Routine  Tasks.   Tasks such as shutting down the system and removing
	 files that are large, unowned, or core files are handled by and

       · Run SAM on Remote Systems.  Executing or configuring  SAM  on	remote
	 systems  is no longer needed, because all systems are managed through
	 HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM).  For more information on HP SIM,

       · Custom	 applications  cannot be added using SAM.  Any custom applica‐
	 tion that needs to be added in SAM must provide its own  registration
	 files.	  The registration file has a specific format.	You can view a
	 sample registration file from

       cannot be run in the background even if the environment variable is set
       from HP-UX 11i V3 release.

       The  Disks  and	File Systems area of SAM does not display or configure
       all the types of devices when the legacy mode of mass storage stack  is

       was developed by HP.

       samlog_viewer(1),    evweb(1M),	  fsweb(1M),   hpsmh(1M),   kcweb(1M),
       ncweb(1M), parmgr(1M),  pdweb(1M),  secweb(1M),	smh(1M),  smhstartcon‐
       fig(1M), ugweb(1M), intro(7).


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