Solaris Package Archive -- SymbEL 3.0
Solaris Package Archive
What is it
SymbEL (known as SE) is an interpreted language that provides an extensive
toolkit for building performance tools and utilities. If you are fed up with the
limitations of vmstat, iostat and sar, then this is the tool for you. We provide
trivial scripts that are improved versions of the basic utilities and build on them
to provide powerful rule-based performance monitors and viewers.
This package has patch 3 already applied.
The extensions package includes a Motif-based GUI library and the rules
package implements and extended Appendix A ruleset of the bestselling
reference book Sun Performance and Tuning: SPARC and Solaris by Adrian
Cockcroft from Sun Microsystems Press/Prentice Hall.
The rules are described in Adrian's online performance columns on
System Performance Monitoring,
Advanced Monitoring and Tuning,
SE2.5 and What the Actions Mean
For further information visit the SE 3.0 home page.
Special Installation Instructions
There is a very slightly modified installation sequence required for this software.
I have combined all three of the SE 3.0 packages into one "tgz" file. This needs to
be unpacked properly and then the three parts of SE need to be installed in the
# cd /var/tmp
# umask 0
# gunzip -c SymbEL.3.0.Solaris.2.5-6.pkg.tgz | /usr/bin/tar -xvf -
# pkgadd -d. RICHPse RICHPsex ANCrules
Once you have intiated the final command above you are executing the install
sequence that Adrian and Rich developed. It asks you a number of questions
and takes actions dependant on your answers. Questions from here on in should
be directed to the email address below
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
As some of you might have surmised, the provided SymbEL 3.0 package is
able to be run on Solaris 2.5 through to Solaris 2.6 on both SPARC and
i86pc architechture machines. Only users of those machines should attempt
to install this version of the software.
Click here to read about the Solaris 7 packages.
The authors, Adrian Cockcroft and Rich Pettit, do not provide source code for
this utility. See the above web links to find the SE 3.0 home page to find
the original SE 3.0 download site.
See the main packages README for installation information.