You can manage your local machine from the Web-based System Manager Console. You can also manage machines that have been configured for remote management (see Configuring Web-based System Manager in Client-Server Mode). You specify the machines you want to manage by adding them to the Management Environment (see Chapter 4, Management Environment Configuration).
You can also select a different host than your local machine as the managing machine. To do this, use the following command:
/usr/websm/bin/wsm -host [managing machine host]
The host you specify as [managing machine host] displays under the Navigation Area as the first host name under the list of hosts that can be managed. This host is also used to load the Web-based System Manager user preference file ($HOME/WebSM.pref). Using the -host argument displays the console to the machine you are using, but uses the preferences file of the remote host you specify (see Preference Files).
Note: Any target host to be managed by Web-based System Manager must have the Web-based System Manager server installed and configured. See Configuring Web-based System Manager in Client-Server Mode for more information.