SUMMARY: how do I add a new icon in SNM 2.3?

From: Christopher L. Barnard (
Date: Tue Jan 21 1997 - 09:45:11 CST

I asked:

> I've got an annoying quirk in my Sun Net Manager 2.3 implementation
> (appears in 2.2.3 as well) and I'm hoping someone out there can
> explain what I'm doing wrong. The engineers to whom I have spoken
> at Sun have no idea.
> I have no icon for a SparcStation 4 or an UltraSparc 4000 in my
> current SNM implementation, and I'd like one. The ss4.icon and
> ss4.iconmask files actually already exist in the /opt/SUNWconn/snm/icons
> directory, and I used iconedit to create an ultra4000.icon and
> ultra4000.iconmask file in there as well. Next I edited the
> /opt/SUNWconn/snm/struct/elements.schema file to add these two
> new icons. I used as a template existing entries in the file, so I'm
> comfortable that I got all instances and that there are no typos. I
> exited & restarted SNM, and I still don't have these icons.
> Can anyone provide a hint as to what else I need to check to
> SNM to recognize these icons? TIA.

The answer:

I had a sneaking suspicion that this was an easy/stupid question; it was.
What I'm wondering is how on earth I managed to get an engineer at Sun
who didn't know the answer to this question.

The -i flag to SNM not only loads your database from a flatfile, it also
forces SNM to reload all of its schemas. Saving the existing database
to a flat file and then loading it back in again with the -i flag from
the command line worked like a charm.

Thanks to: (Jim Craven)
Glenn Satchell - Uniq Professional Services <>

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