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 sam(1M)                                                             sam(1M)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      sam - system administration manager

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
      /usr/sbin/sam [-display display] [-f login] [-r]

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      The sam command starts a menu-driven System Administration Manager
      program (SAM) for performing system administration tasks with only
      limited, specialized knowledge of the HP-UX operating system.  SAM
      discovers many aspects of a system's configuration through automated
      inquiries and tests.  Help menus describe how to use SAM and perform
      various management tasks.  Press the F1 function key for help on a
      currently highlighted field and for more information not covered in
      this man page.  Status messages and a log file monitor keep the user
      informed of what SAM is doing.

    Running SAM    [Toc]    [Back]
      SAM has been tuned to run in the Motif environment, but it can be run
      on text terminals as well.  To run SAM in the Motif environment, be
      sure that Motif has been installed on your system, and that the
      DISPLAY environment variable is set to the system name on which the
      SAM screens should be displayed (or use the -display command line

      Generally, SAM requires superuser (user root) privileges to execute
      successfully.  However, SAM can be configured (through the use of
      "Restricted SAM"; see below) to allow subsets of its capabilities to
      be used by non-root users. When Restricted SAM is used, non-root users
      are promoted as root users when necessary to enable them to execute

      By default, Restricted SAM executes all applications as superuser.
      However, certain applications like software distributor have their own
      security mechanism (swacl) and do not follow the Restricted SAM
      security model.  In such cases, the application launched through
      Restricted SAM will be executed with the login id of the user, who
      invokes it.

    Options    [Toc]    [Back]
      SAM recognizes the following options.

           -display display    Set the DISPLAY value for the duration of the
                               SAM session.

           -f login            Execute SAM with the privileges associated
                               with the specified login.  When used in
                               conjunction with -r, the Restricted SAM
                               Builder is invoked and initialized with the
                               privileges associated with the specified
                               login.  You must be a superuser to use this

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                               option.  See "Restricted SAM" below for more

           -r                  Invoke the Restricted SAM Builder.  This
                               enables the system administrator to provide
                               limited non-superuser access to SAM
                               functionality.  You must be a superuser to
                               use this option.  See "Restricted SAM" below
                               for more information.

    SAM Functional Areas    [Toc]    [Back]
      SAM performs these system administration tasks:

      Auditing and Security (Trusted Systems)    [Toc]    [Back]

           +  Set global system security policies - Add, modify and remove
              commands from the list of authenticated commands.

           +  Turn the Auditing system ON or OFF.

           +  Set the parameters for the Audit Logs and Size Monitor.

           +  View all or selected parts of the audit logs.

           +  Modify (or view) which users, events, and/or system calls get

           +  Convert your system to a Trusted System.

           +  Convert your system to a non-Trusted System.

      Backup and Recovery    [Toc]    [Back]

           +  Interactively back up files to a valid backup device
              (cartridge tape, cartridge tape autochanger, magnetic tape,
              DAT, magneto-optical disk, or magneto-optical disk
              autochanger).  The SAM interface is suspended so that you can
              read and/or respond to the interactive messages produced by
              fbackup (see fbackup(1M)).

           +  Recover files online from a valid backup device.  The SAM
              interface is suspended so that you can read/respond to the
              interactive messages produced by frecover (see frecover(1M)).

           +  Add to, delete from, or view the automated backup schedule.

           +  Obtain a list of files from a backup tape.

           +  View various backup and recovery log files.

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 sam(1M)                                                             sam(1M)

      Disk and File Systems Management    [Toc]    [Back]

           +  Add, configure, or unconfigure disk devices,  including hard
              drives, floppy drives, CD-ROMs, magneto-optical devices and
              disk arrays.

           +  Add, modify, or remove local file systems, or convert them to
              long file names.

           +  Configure HFS or VxFS file systems.

           +  Remote (NFS) file systems configuration, including:

                   +  Add, modify, or remove remote (NFS) file systems.

                   +  Allow or disallow access by remote systems to local
                      file systems.

                   +  Modify RPC (Remote Procedure Call) services' security.

           +  Add, remove, or modify device or file system swap.

           +  Change the primary swap device.

           +  Examine, create, extend, or reduce a volume-group pool of

           +  Create, extend or change number of mirrored copies of a
              logical volume and associated file system.

           +  Remove a logical volume or increase its size.

           +  Split or merge mirrored copies of a logical volume.

           +  Share or unshare volume groups (only on MC/ServiceGuard
              clusters running MC/ServiceGuard OPS Edition ).

      Kernel Configuration    [Toc]    [Back]

      You can configure the kernel from the Web-based HP-UX Kernel
      Configuration tool (kcweb) or from the HP-UX kernel Configuration tool
      in Terminal User Interface (TUI) mode.

      These tools help to diagnose problems related to certain kernel
      parameters.  Alarms can also be set to proactively tune the kernel.

           +  Add/remove static drivers and DLKM modules to/from a kernel.

           +  Modify static and dynamic tunable parameter values in the

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           +  Reboot the system to make the static tunable values effective.

      Networking and Communication    [Toc]    [Back]

           +  Configure one or more LAN cards.

           +  Configure ARPA services.

           +  Configure the Network File System (NFS).

           +  Configure X.25 card or cards, and PAD (Packet
              Assembler/Disassembler) services (if X.25 has been purchased).

           +  Configure DHCPv6 Server.

           +  Configure default routes for the system.

           +  Configure system clock and NTP server.

      Peripheral Devices Management    [Toc]    [Back]

      You can configure cards and devices from the Web-based HP-UX
      Peripheral Device tool (pdweb) or from the HP-UX Peripheral Device
      tool in Terminal User Interface (TUI) mode.  The following activities
      can be performed from this functional area:

           +  Administer the LP spooler, associated printers, and plotters
              (see "Printer and Plotter Management" below).

           +  Add, modify, or remove the configuration of disk devices.

           +  Add or remove terminals and modems.

           +  Configure terminal security policies (Trusted Systems only).

           +  Lock and unlock terminals (Trusted Systems only).

           +  Add or remove tape drives.

           +  View disk space information.

           +  Add or replace some PCI cards online.

      Printer and Plotter Management    [Toc]    [Back]

           +  LP Spooler - Manage local, remote, and networked printers and

      Process Management    [Toc]    [Back]

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           +  Kill, stop or continue processes.

           +  Change the nice priority of processes.

           +  View the current status of processes.

           +  Schedule periodic tasks via cron.

           +  View current periodic (cron) tasks.

           +  Run performance monitors.

           +  Display system properties such as machine model and ID; number
              of installed processors, their version and speed; operating
              system release version; swap statistics, real, physical, and
              virtual memory statistics; network connection information.

      Remote Administration    [Toc]    [Back]

           +  Configure remote systems for remote administration.

           +  Execute SAM on systems configured for remote administration.

      Routine Tasks    [Toc]    [Back]

           +  Shut down the system.

           +  View and remove large files.  Specify size and time-sinceaccessed
 of large files to display or remove.

           +  View and remove unowned files.  Specify size and time-sinceaccessed
 of unowned files to display or remove.

           +  View and remove core files.

           +  View and trim ASCII or non-ASCII log files.  Add or remove
              files from the list of files to monitor.  Set recommended size
              for trimming.

      User and Group Account Management    [Toc]    [Back]

           +  Add, remove, view, and modify user accounts. SAM supports
              shadow mode only for password aging.  A standard HP-UX system
              is converted to a shadow mode system by running the pwcon
 man page and SAM's "Users
              and Groups" subarea online help for more information.

              Note: SAM does not support shadow mode on an NIS or NIS+

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           +  Modify a user account's group membership.

           +  Set up password aging for a user account.

           +  Add, remove, view, and modify groups.

           +  Deactivate and reactivate user accounts.

           +  Manage trusted system security policies on a per-user basis.

    Adding New Functionality to SAM    [Toc]    [Back]
      You can easily add stand-alone commands, programs, and scripts to SAM.
      SAM is suspended while the executable program is running.  When it
      finishes, the SAM interface is restored.  You can also write your own
      help screen for each menu item you create.  To add functionality to
      SAM, select the "Add Custom Menu Item" or "Add Custom Menu Group"
      action items from the SAM Areas menu.  (Note that the new item is
      added to the hierarchy that is currently displayed, so you need to
      navigate to the desired hierarchy before adding the item.)

    Restricted SAM    [Toc]    [Back]
      SAM can be configured to provide a subset of its functionality to
      certain users or groups of users.  It can also be used to build a
      template file for assigning SAM access restrictions on multiple
      systems.  This is done through the Restricted SAM Builder.  System
      administrators access the Restricted SAM Builder by invoking SAM with
      the -r option (see "Options" above).  In the Builder, system
      administrators may assign subsets of SAM functionality on a per-user
      or per-group basis.  Once set up, the -f option (see "Options" above)
      can then be used by system administrators to verify that the
      appropriate SAM functional areas, and only those areas, are available
      to the specified user.

      A non-root user who has been given Restricted SAM privileges simply
      executes the /usr/sbin/sam command and sees only those areas the user
      is privileged to access.  For security reasons, the "List" and "Shell
      Escape" choices are not provided.  (Note that some SAM functional
      areas require the user to be promoted to root in order to execute
      successfully.  SAM does this automatically as needed.)

      SAM provides a default set of SAM functional areas that the system
      administrator can assign to other users.  Of course, system
      administrators are able to assign custom lists of SAM functional areas
      to users as necessary.

    SAM Logging    [Toc]    [Back]
      All actions taken by SAM are logged into the SAM log file
      /var/sam/log/samlog.  The log entries in this file can be viewed via
      the SAM utility samlog_viewer (see samlog_viewer(1)).  samlog_viewer
      can filter the log file by user name, by time of log entry creation,
      and by level of detail.

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 sam(1M)                                                             sam(1M)

      The "Options" menu in the SAM Areas menu enables you to start a log
      file viewer and to control certain logging options.  These options
      include whether SAM should automatically invoke the log file viewer
      whenever SAM is executed, whether SAM should trim the log file
      automatically, and what is the maximum log file size that should be
      enforced if automatic log file trimming is selected.

    VT320 Terminal Support    [Toc]    [Back]
      Because the VT320 terminal has predefined local functions for keys
      labeled as F1, F2, F3 and F4, users should use following mapping when
      they desire to use function keys:

           HP or Wyse60        VT320 or HP 700/60 in VT320 mode

           F1                  PF2 (1)
           F2                  PF1 (1)
           F3                  spacebar
           F4                  PF3 (1)
           F5                  F10, [EXIT], F5 (2)
           F6                  none
           F7                  F18, first unlabeled key to right of
                               Pause/Break (2)
           F8                  F19, second unlabeled key to right of
                               Pause/Break (2)

                (1)  See the "Configuration: HP 700/60 in DEC mode, or DEC
                     terminals with PC-AT-type keyboard" subsection below.

                (2)  When using PC-AT keyboard with HP 700/60 in VT320 mode.

      Since DEC terminals do not support the softkey menu, that menu is not
      displayed on those terminals.

      Many applications use TAB for forward navigation (moving from one
      field to another) and shift-TAB for backward navigation.  Users having
      DEC terminals or using terminals in DEC emulation modes such as VT100
      or VT320 may note that these terminals/emulators may produce the same
      character for TAB and shift-TAB.  As such, it is impossible for an
      application to distinguish between the two and both of them are
      treated as if the TAB key was pressed.  This presents an inconvenience
      to users if they want to go backward.  In most cases, they should
      complete rest of the input fields and get back to the desired field

    VT100 Terminal Support    [Toc]    [Back]
      VT100 does not allow the F1-F8 function keys to be configured.
      Therefore, the following keyboard mappings apply to VT100 terminals:

           HP or Wyse60        VT100 or HP 700/60 in VT100 mode

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           F1                  PF2 (1)
           F2                  PF1 (1)
           F3                  spacebar
           F4                  PF3, spacebar or PF3, = (1)
           F5                  Return
           F6                  none
           F7                  none
           F8                  none

                (1)  See the "Configuration: HP 700/60 in DEC mode, or DEC
                     terminals with PC-AT-type keyboard" subsection below.

      See the comments on softkeys and TAB keys in the "VT320 Terminal
      Support" subsection above.

    Configuration: HP 700/60 Terminal in DEC Mode, or DEC Terminal with PC-
      AT-Type Keyboard
      Customers using the following configuration may want to be aware of
      the following keyboard difference.

      It may be possible for a user with the "HP 700/60 terminal in DEC
      mode, or DEC terminal with PC-AT-type keyboard" configuration to be
      told to press function key F1 through F4 to achieve some desired
      result.  For an HP 700/60 terminal in DEC mode or DEC terminals, these
      functions keys may be mapped onto PF1-PF4 keys.  However, the PC-ATtype
 keyboard does not provide PF1-PF4 keys, as does the DEC/ANSI

           Key                 Maps to

           Num Lock            PF1
           /                   PF2
           *                   PF3
           -                   PF4

      These keys are above the number pad on the right side of the keyboard.
      Please note that although this keyboard is called a PC AT-type
      keyboard, it is supplied by HP.  A PC AT-type keyboard can be
      recognized by location of Esc key at the left-top of the keyboard.

    Wyse60 Terminal Support    [Toc]    [Back]
      On Wyse60, use the DEL key (located next to Backspace) to backspace.
      On an HP 700/60 with a PC AT-type keyboard in Wyse60 mode, the DEL key
      is located in the bottom row on the number pad.

      Wyse60 terminals provide a single line to display softkey labels
      unlike HP terminals which provide two lines.  Sometimes this may
      result in truncated softkey labels.  For example, the Help on Context
      label for F1 may appear as Help on C.  Some standard labels for
      screen-oriented applications, such as SAM and swinstall are as

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           The SAM label:           May appear on the Wyse60 as:

           Help On Context          Help On C
           Select/Deselect          Select/D
           Menubar on/off           Menubar

 DEPENDENCIES    [Toc]    [Back]
      SAM runs in an X Window environment as well as on the following kinds
      of terminals or terminal emulators:

           +  HP-compatible terminal with programmable function keys and
              on-screen display of function key labels.

           +  VT-100 and VT-320

           +  WY30 and WY60

      Depending on what other applications are running concurrently with
      SAM, more swap space may be required.  SAM requires the following
      amount of internal memory:

           8 MB      If using terminal based version of SAM.
           16 MB     If using Motif X Window version of SAM.

      For more detailed information about how to use SAM on a terminal, see
      the Managing Systems and Workgroups manual.

 AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]
      sam was developed by HP.

 FILES    [Toc]    [Back]
      /etc/sam/custom          Directory where SAM stores user privileges

      /etc/sam/rmfiles.excl    File containing a list of files and
                               directories that are excluded from removal by

      /etc/sam/rmuser.excl     File containing a list of users that are
                               excluded from removal by SAM

      /usr/sam/bin             Directory containing executable files, which
                               can be used outside of any SAM session

      /usr/sam/help/$LANG      Directory containing SAM language specific
                               online help files

      /usr/sam/lbin            Directory containing SAM executables, which
                               are intended only for use by SAM and are not
                               supported in any other context

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      /usr/sam/lib             Directory for internal configuration files

      /var/sam                 Directory for working space, including lock
                               files (if a SAM session dies, it may leave
                               behind a spurious lock file), preferences,
                               logging, and temporary files

      /var/sam/log/samlog      File containing unformatted SAM logging
                               messages.  This file should not be modified
                               by users Use samlog_viewer to view the
                               contents of this file (see samlog_viewer(1))

      /var/sam/log/samlog.old  Previous SAM log file. This file is created
                               by SAM when /var/sam/log/samlog is larger
                               than the user specified limit. Use
                               samlog_viewer with its -f option to view the
                               contents of this file (see samlog_viewer(1))

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
      samlog_viewer(1), parmgr(1M), kcweb(1M), pdweb(1M).

      These manuals are available on the Web at docs.hp.com:

      +  Managing Systems and Workgroups

      +  Installing and Administering Internet Services

      +  Installing and Administering LAN/9000

      +  Installing and Administering NFS Services

      +  X.25/9000 User's Manual

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