We have two t5240 servers on which Solaris 10 update 7 was fresh installed. Apparently some patches were applied by the guys who did the initial installation as well.
My problem is as follows:
1) I try to start SMC from a terminal (either using X11 forwarding or on local X server)
2) SMC splash screen appears
3) SMC shows up (and shows "Configuring the Management Server")
4) At the bottom left "Starting console","loading toolbox...." and "toolbox successfully loaded..." messages are printed (no error messages either on the console or on the SMC screen)
5) Following that phase, SMC hangs up indefinitely, progress bar goes left and right showing signs of activity but nothing happens. No login screen shows up.
Regarding the troubleshooting documents, i have already checked output of /etc/init.d/init.wbem status command.Server just runs fine. But I still feel like I am missing something important. Maybe something related with login services etc.
I would be glad if anybody could suggest a solution
I've already checked that thread out, but I don't believe it's relevant. In our case, even the login screen does not show up and there are no errors thrown on the terminal screen either.
What do you get with ldd /usr/sadm/lib/smc/bin/smcboot? Are all the lib files there? Have you tried to execute smc under truss? Perhaps there is a file or library that it cannot find and that's why it hangs. There is no login screen on smc, it should just open up and you begin - if you want to change or view something that requires root access, a box will open asking for the root password, but there is no login screen per se.
I've double checked with ldd command to see all the .lib files exist. (symbolic links and actual files).
Running SMC under truss did not work either, hangs at the exact same point, without any error messages generated.
You might be right about the login screen, I definitely remember being asked for the root pw, but apparently SMC asks for it, when it requires it, as you already mentioned.
I agree it should be missing something important, however smc -edit rather than emc -open lets me edit the toolboxes etc.. But smc -open just hangs. No luck.
If you could, post the output under truss, I'd like to compare it to my system to see what's different. Perhaps all the library files are there, but if the paths aren't quite right, maybe something is timing out. Are you running the SMC under root, or a regular user su'd to root? Just wondering if there's a permissions problem somewhere. Did you check to see if there is anything in the wbem service log (get log name from svcs -l wbem). The fact that it does start up and load up the toolboxes is good, it must be something simple that's preventing it from going that last step.
At the very end of this truss there is a fork process, with pid 3399. Run it again, find the pid assigned on this last fork, and do a pfiles <pidnumber>. I'd like to see what it has open, whether its referring to the smc policy settings and what ports it has open.