JP1 Version 12 JP1/SNMP System Observer Description, Operator's Guide and Reference


This manual explains the functions and operation methods of the following product:

JP1/SNMP System Observer (abbreviated hereafter to SSO)

JP1/SNMP System Observer - Agent for Process (abbreviated hereafter to APM)

This manual is for all supported operating systems. Any differences between operating systems in regard to the operation of this program are mentioned at the appropriate place in the manual.

Organization of this preface

■ Intended readers

This manual is intended for persons using SSO products to manage server system resources on networks. It is assumed that the readers have working knowledge of the SNMP protocol and the management of TCP/IP networks that use SNMP.

■ Organization of the manual

This manual is organized into the following chapters:

1. Overview

Outlines the SSO series programs, and describes the system configuration and program configuration of the SSO series.


Describes the SSO functions.

3. Installation and Setup

Describes the installation and uninstallation of each SSO program. Information about setup required before operation is also included.

4. Windows

Describes how to open the various SSO windows, the window transitions, the items displayed in the windows, and the settings of those items.

5. Commands

Describes the syntax and method of commands provided by each SSO program.

6. Definition Files

Describes the contents of definition files provided by each SSO program and the method of defining each definition file.

7. Operation in a Cluster System

Mainly describes how to configure, maintain, and release a cluster system environment that uses SSO products.

■ Changed product names

In JP1 Version 11, the product name JP1/Cm2/SNMP System Observer was changed to JP1/SNMP System Observer, and the product name JP1/Cm2/SNMP System Observer - Agent for Process was changed to JP1/SNMP System Observer - Agent for Process.

■ Conventions: Fonts and symbols

The following table explains the text formatting conventions used in this manual:

Text formatting



Bold characters indicate text in a window, other than the window title. Such text includes menus, menu options, buttons, radio box options, or explanatory labels. For example:

  • From the File menu, choose Open.

  • Click the Cancel button.

  • In the Enter name entry box, type your name.


Italic characters indicate a placeholder for some actual text to be provided by the user or system. For example:

  • Write the command as follows:

    copy source-file target-file

  • The following message appears:

    A file was not found. (file = file-name)

Italic characters are also used for emphasis. For example:

  • Do not delete the configuration file.


Monospace characters indicate text that the user enters without change, or text (such as messages) output by the system. For example:

  • At the prompt, enter dir.

  • Use the send command to send email.

  • The following message is displayed:

    The password is incorrect.

The following table explains the symbols used in this manual:




In syntax explanations, a vertical bar separates multiple items, and has the meaning of OR. For example:

A|B|C means A, or B, or C.

{ }

In syntax explanations, curly brackets indicate that only one of the enclosed items is to be selected. For example:

{A|B|C} means only one of A, or B, or C.

[ ]

In syntax explanations, square brackets indicate that the enclosed item or items are optional. For example:

[A] means that you can specify A or nothing.

[B|C] means that you can specify B, or C, or nothing.


In coding, an ellipsis (...) indicates that one or more lines of coding have been omitted.

In syntax explanations, an ellipsis indicates that the immediately preceding item can be repeated as many times as necessary. For example:

A, B, B, ... means that, after you specify A, B, you can specify B as many times as necessary.

<< >>

(double angle brackets)

Indicates the default assumed by the system when a value is unspecified.

(( ))

(double parentheses)

Indicates the range of specifiable values.


Multiplication sign


Division sign

■ Conventions: Version numbers

The version numbers of Hitachi program products are usually written as two sets of two digits each, separated by a hyphen. For example:

The version number might be shown on the spine of a manual as Ver. 2.00, but the same version number would be written in the program as 02-00.