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HP SMH (System Management Homepage)

For December 2014, Web Release (WEB1412)

HP SMH (System Management Homepage) is a web-based interface that consolidates and simplifies single system management for HP servers on HP-UX, Linux, and Windows operating systems.

HP SMH (System Management Homepage) for HP-UX

For servers running HP-UX, HP SMH (System Management Homepage) provides the framework for web-based management applications. HP SMH (System Management Homepage) includes the integration of web-based applications that provide a graphical user interface (GUI) for HP system administration tasks.

The HP System Administration Manager (SAM) application is still the primary system management interface for HP-UX 11i v1 (B.11.11) and HP-UX 11i v2 (B.11.23).

HP SMH (System Management Homepage) replaces SAM as the system management interface for HP-UX 11i v3 (B.11.31).

The following web-based applications are available for HP-UX:

  • Accounts for Users and Groups (ugweb) (HP-UX 11i v2 and HP-UX 11i v3 only):
    This application is used to configure and manage user accounts, group accounts, user templates, and security attributes on a local and Network Information Service (NIS) system.
    The Accounts for Users and Groups tool can be launched from the SAM tool or from the HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
  • Auditing and Security Attributes Configuration (secweb) (HP-UX 11i v2 and HP-UX 11i v3 only):
    This application is used to configure and manage security attributes, and the auditing subsystem without having to convert the system to Trusted mode.
    The Security Attributes Configuration tool can be launched from the SAM tool or from the HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
  • Disks and File Systems (fsweb) (HP-UX 11i v2 and HP-UX 11i v3 only):
    This application is used to configure and manage disks, file systems, and LVM on an HP-UX system.
    The Disks and File Systems tool can be launched from the SAM tool or from the HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
  • Distributed Systems Administration Utilities (DSAU) (HP-UX 11i v2 and HP-UX 11i v3 only):
    This application significantly improves the management of HP Serviceguard clusters and groups of distributed systems.
    One of the features that DSAU offers is the consolidated logging feature that is integrated with the HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
    The DSAU tool can be launched from the HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
  • Error Management Technology (EMT) (HP-UX 11i v3 only):
    This application is a component of the HP System Fault Management (SFM) software.
    EMT includes the Common Error Repository (CER), which is an online, searchable, and updateable error repository.
    The CER contains error meta data such as error description, error number, error type, severity, cause of the error, and corrective actions.
    The EMT tool can be launched from the HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
  • Event Monitoring Service (emsweb) (HP-UX 11i v3 only):
    This application and tool enables the user to manage requests to monitor resources on the system.
    The Event Monitoring Service tool is used to create and view requests that monitor resources.
    The emsweb tool can be launched from the HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
  • Event Subscription Administration and Event Viewer (evweb) (HP-UX 11i v1, HP-UX 11i v2, and HP-UX 11i v3):
    This application suite are components of the SysFaultMgmt (System Fault Management) (SFM) software.
    Event Viewer is used to view information about WBEM indications.
    Event Subscription Administration is used to create and manage event subscriptions and indications for the local HP-UX system hardware.
    The evweb tool can be launched from the HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
  • HP-UX Role-based Access Control (RBAC) (HP-UX 11i v2 only):
    This application allows management of local RBAC roles, authorizations, and commands through HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
  • Kernel Configuration (kcweb) (HP-UX 11i v2 and HP-UX 11i v3 only):
    This application is used to configure and manage the kernel of the HP-UX system.
    The Kernel Configuration tool can be launched from the SAM tool or from the HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
  • Network Interfaces Configuration (ncweb) (HP-UX 11i v3 only):
    This application enables the user to configure network interfaces on HP-UX installed systems.
    The Network Interfaces Configuration tool can be launched from the HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
  • nPartition Management (ParMgr) (HP-UX 11i v1, HP-UX 11i v2, and HP-UX 11i v3):
    This application enables the user to configure and manage hard partitions on HP-UX systems.
    The user can also use ParMgr to detect several types of configuration problems.
    ParMgr can be launched from the HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
  • Peripheral Devices (pdweb) (HP-UX 11i v1, HP-UX 11i v2, and HP-UX 11i v3):
    This application enables system administrators to view all the devices on a host system and configure the PCI/OLRAD slots for that system.
    The Peripheral Devices tool can be launched from the SAM tool or from the HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
  • Printer Management (HP-UX 11i v3 only):
    This tool enables the user to configure and manage printers on HP-UX systems.
    It enables the user to manage local and network printers, save spooler configurations, and monitor print requests.
    The Printer Management tool can be launched from the HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
  • Serviceguard Manager (HP-UX 11i v2 and HP-UX 11i v3 only):
    This application enables administrators to configure and manage HP Serviceguard clusters.
    Its integration with Distributed Systems Administration Utilities (DSAU), which provide command fan out, consolidated log viewing, and cluster synchronization capabilities, simplifies the often-complex task of cluster management.
    The Serviceguard Manager tool can be launched from the HP SMH (System Management Homepage).

Features:

  • Browser access using OS-based SSL-secure authentication
  • Common HTTP and HTTPS services for new HP management applications and utilities for reduced complexity and system resource requirements
  • Automated log collection through smhassist
  • Command Line Interface (CLI) - smhconfig - that provides users with administrator rights access to set values through the command line
  • Facility to disable port 2301
  • Logging of the activities performed on HP SMH (System Management Homepage) into syslog

Benefits:

  • Host-based authentication and tight integration with existing security infrastructure
  • Management tools that consume minimal system resources:
    • Consolidates future web-based system administration to one model consistent across all HP servers
    • Includes "start on demand" capabilities so that system resources are not used when tools not in use 
  • Highly responsive user interface supporting access from anywhere via a browser

Additional Information:

For information regarding the System Management Homepage, see the following sources:

  • HP SMH (System Management Homepage) Release Notes:
    The release notes provide documentation for what's new with the release, features and change notifications, system requirements, and known issues.
    The release notes are available on the HP Technical Documentation website at: http://www.hp.com/go/hpux-core-docs, select HP-UX System Administration for the latest documents and for previous versions of the documents, select either HP-UX 11i v1 or HP-UX 11i v2.
  • HP SMH (System Management Homepage) Help System:
    The help system provides a set of documentation for using, maintaining, and troubleshooting the System Management Homepage.
    In the SMH (System Management Homepage) application, go to the Help menu.
  • HP SMH (System Management Homepage) Installation Guide:
    The installation guide provides information about installing and getting started using HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
    It includes an introduction to basic concepts, definitions, and functionality associated with HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
    The installation guide is available on the HP Technical Documentation website at: http://www.hp.com/go/hpux-core-docs, select HP-UX System Administration for the latest documents and for previous versions of the documents, select either HP-UX 11i v1 or HP-UX 11i v2.
    Also, for Linux and Windows operating system releases, the installation guide is available on the Management CD and HP SMH (System Management Homepage) web page at: http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/agents/documentation.html.
  • hpsmh (1M) manpage (HP-UX 11i v3 only):
    For HP-UX releases, the manpage is available from the command line using the man hpsmh command.
    This information is not available for Linux and Windows operating systems.
  • smhstartconfig (1M) manpage:
    For HP-UX releases, the manpage is available from the command line using the man smhstartconfig command.
    This information is not available for Linux and Windows operating systems.
  • smhassist (1M) manpage:
    For HP-UX 11i v3 (B.11.31) and HP-UX 11i v2 (B.11.23) releases, the manpage is available from the command line using the man smhassist command.
    This information is not available for HP-UX 11i v1 (B.11.11), Linux, and Windows operating systems.
  • smhconfig (1M) manpage:
    For HP-UX 11i v3 (B.11.31) and HP-UX 11i v2 (B.11.23) operating system releases, the manpage is available using the man smhconfig command.
    This information is not available for HP-UX 11i v1 (B.11.11), Linux, and Windows operating systems.
  • SMH (System Management Homepage) User Guide:
    The user guide provides a complete set of documentation for using, maintaining, and troubleshooting HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
    The user guide is available on the HP Technical Documentation website at: http://www.hp.com/go/hpux-core-docs, select HP-UX System Administration for the latest documents and for previous versions of the documents, select either HP-UX 11i v1 or HP-UX 11i v2.
    Also, for Linux and Windows operating system releases, the user guide is available at the HP SMH (System Management Homepage) web page at: http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/agents/documentation.html.
  • Simplifying Single-system Management on HP-UX 11i-HP SMH (System Management Homepage):
    This white paper introduces HP SMH (System Management Homepage) and its various plug-ins.
    The use cases involving HP SMH (System Management Homepage) plug-ins highlight the features provided by HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
    The white paper is available on the HP Technical Documentation website at: http://www.hp.com/go/hpux-core-docs, select HP-UX System Administration for the latest documents and for previous versions of the documents, select either HP-UX 11i v1 or HP-UX 11i v2, and search with the document title "Simplifying single-system management on HP-UX 11i  HP SMH (System Management Homepage)."
  • Safe and Powerful: Security in HP-UX SMH (System Management Homepage):
    This white paper provides an overview of the security aspects in HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
    The white paper describes the various security features that the application provides, and includes security related tips for system administrators.
    The white paper is available on the HP Technical Documentation website at: http://www.hp.com/go/hpux-core-docs, select HP-UX System Administration for the latest documents and for previous versions of the documents, select either HP-UX 11i v1 or HP-UX 11i v2, and search with the document title "Safe and Powerful: Security in HP-UX SMH (System Management Homepage)."
  • SMH (System Management Homepage) website:
    The website provides HP SMH (System Management Homepage) information and product links.
    You can see HP SMH (System Management Homepage) website at: http://hp.com/go/smh

Related Documentation:

For more information about using HP SMH (System Management Homepage) in an HP-UX environment, see the following sources. They are available on the Instant Information DVD and on the HP Technical Documentation website at: http://www.hp.com/go/hpux-core-docs.

  • HP-UX 11i Installation and Update Guides (HP-UX 11i v1, B.11.11; HP-UX 11i v2, B.11.23; and HP-UX 11i v3, B.11.31):
    Provide instructions on how to install or update to HP-UX.
  • HP-UX 11i Release Notes (HP-UX 11i v1, B.11.11; HP-UX 11i v2, B.11.23; and HP-UX 11i v3, B.11.31):
    Describe new features and functionality changes for HP-UX 11i, including information on HP SMH (System Management Homepage).
  • For HP-UX operating system release documentation:
    Check for the latest version on http://www.hp.com/go/hpux-core-docs.

What is new in this release (December 2014, web release):

  • For HP-UX 11i v3:
    This release of HP-UX SMH (System Management Homepage) A.3.2.9 for HP-UX 11i v3 includes defect fixes.
  • For HP-UX 11i v2:
    This release of HP-UX SMH (System Management Homepage) A.3.2.4 for HP-UX 11i v2 includes defect fixes.

Detailed description regarding defect fixes and enhancement in this release (December 2014, web release):

  • For HP-UX 11i v3:
    • Poodle vulnerability fix
    • Fix for version mismatch between, "swlist product version" and "swlist version displayed" in SMH web page
    • Enhancement includes,
      - A new option (-J) has been added to smhconfig command
      - Using this option, MaxRequestsPerChild value in SMH configuration file can be tuned/changed to different value
      - More information can be found using smhconfig --help command
  • For HP-UX 11i v2:
    • Poodle vulnerability fix
    • Fix for version mismatch between, "swlist product version" and "swlist version displayed" in SMH web page
    • Enhancement includes,
      - A new option (-J) has been added to smhconfig command
      - Using this option, MaxRequestsPerChild value in SMH configuration file can be tuned/changed to different value
      - More information can be found using smhconfig --help command

Notes:

Time-line: For the latest Web Release (WEB1412), content was updated in December 2014.

 
Additional product information
Product #: SysMgmtWeb     
Additional info
Version: A.2.2.9.3.1/A.3.2.4/A.3.2.9
Software specification: HP-UX 11i v3(SysMgmtWeb_A.3.2.9_HP-UX_B.11.31_IA_PA.depot)
HP-UX 11i v2(SysMgmtWeb_A.3.2.4_HP-UX_B.11.23_IA_PA.depot)
HP-UX 11i v1(SysMgmtWeb_A.2.2.9.3.1_HP-UX_B.11.11_32_64.depot)
HP SMH - System Management Homepage - Release Notes - December 2014(762799-003.pdf)
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