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HP-UX Peripheral Devices

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HP-UX Peripheral Devices is a single-system peripheral devices management tool that allows system administrators to view all devices on a host system and configure the slots and cards for that system. The tool provides an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI). The tool also supports text user interface (TUI) and command usage. The GUI and the TUI enable you to preview commands before executing the task.


The Peripheral Devices tool provides the following key features:

  • Viewing detailed information about cards, devices and slots, including all available PCI/OLRAD slots in an easy-to-read format.
  • Adding/replacing cards without shutting down the host system.
  • Deleting cards without shutting down the host system. Only HP-UX 11i v3 supports this feature.
  • Re-installing Device Special Files dynamically.
  • Diagnosing FC (Fibre Channel) Adapters. The tool supports FCD Driver-Based and FC/GigE Combo Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters. Only HP-UX 11i v3 supports this feature.
  • Generating a Critical Resource Analysis report that lists resources lost if a slot is powered down. These resources are grouped by their impact on the system.
  • Bringing cards online without shutting down the host system.
  • Lighting or extinguishing the attention LED of any slots that support on-line (OLRAD) actions.


For additional information about the product, see the following:

  • Peripheral Devices Manager help
  • pdweb(1M) manpage
  • smh(1M) and sam(1M) manpage

What is new in this release

This release of the product includes defect fixes.

For information about the current product changes, see HP System Management Homepage Release Notes (Select HP-UX System Administration) and HP-UX 11i Version 3 September 2012 Release Notes available on the Business Support Center (BSC) website at

Additional product information
Product #: PeriphDev     
Additional info
Version: B.11.31.12
Software specification: HP-UX 11i v3 (PeriphDev_B.11.31.12_HP-UX_B.11.31_IA_PA.depot)