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Commands Reference, Volume 6

xdevicem Command


Starts Device Manager, a Visual System Management (VSM) application.




The xdevicem command starts Device Manager, one of the Visual System Management (VSM) applications. Device Manager is a graphical interface that enables you to perform device management tasks through direct manipulation of objects (icons), freeing you from entering complex command syntax or from searching through menus.

Device Manager displays system objects and dialogs based on what is contained in your system's Device Configuration database. This enables you to manage some devices not covered by the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) such as ports, buses, expansion drawers, non-SCSI adapters, standard adapters, and memory cards. However, Device Manager does not include the following SMIT functions: trace, printer subsystem management, keyboards, displays, fonts, speakers, and communication applications and services.

The Device Manager session creates or adds to the smit.log and smit.script files in your home directory. (These are the same files appended when you run a SMIT session.) The commands built and run by Device Manager are added to the end of the smit.log file along with the command output. The time, name of the task, and the command (flags and parameters included) are added to the end of the smit.script file in a format that can easily be used to create executable shell scripts.


To start Device Manager, enter:


To see a list tasks you can perform for an object or area, press the right mouse button to display its pop-up menu. Read the text in the Information Area for help on the objects and areas.


smit.log Specifies detailed information on your session, with time stamps.
smit.script Specifies the task commands run during your session, with time stamps.

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