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cplxmodify — modify an attribute of a system complex


cplxmodify [-N ComplexName] [ [ -u username [:] -h IPaddress|hostname ] | [ -g -h IPaddress|hostname ] ]


The cplxmodify command modifies attributes of the complex of a partitionable system. The command is the equivalent, at the complex level, of the parmodify command, which modifies attributes of an nPartition.

The complex to be modified defaults to the local complex, the one on which the command is run. A remote complex can be identified by specifying either the -u or -g option in combination with the -h option.

Superuser permission is required to run this command on the local partition. If the -u or -g option is used to access a remote partition or complex, superuser permission is not required on the local system, and the local system need not exist on an nPartition. If the -u option is specified, username on the remote host must have superuser permission or the command will fail.

By the nature of its operation, this command can modify the configuration of its target complex. Operation can be affected by the state of the target complex's nPartition Configuration Privilege. If this privilege is unrestricted (the default), or the complex is accessed using the -g option, all operations are allowed. Otherwise the command fails. The -g option is unaffected by the state of the nPartition Configuration Privilege. Note: This privilege state can only be changed at the service processor's Command menu.

Refer to the nPartition Administrator's Guide for a description of the partition management terms used in this man page.

Options and Arguments

cplxmodify recognizes the following command line options and arguments:


Allows access to the complex specified by the -h option. The accessed complex is then considered the target complex. Access is through the service processor's LAN port.

The -h option is required if this option is used.

If this option is specified, the command prompts for a password.

If an error is reported when you attempt to connect using this option, check to see that IPMI LAN access has not been disabled on the remote service processor. Access to the complex through IPMI over LAN can be enabled or disabled by logging on to the service processor and using the SA command from the Command Menu.

The -u and -g options are mutually exclusive.

-h IPaddress|hostname

This option should only be used in combination with either the -u or -g option. IPaddress|hostname specifies the IP address or hostname of the target partition (-u) or complex (-g).

-N ComplexName

Changes the name of the target complex to ComplexName. This option may also be used to name a complex for the first time.

The characters which can appear in a valid complex name are a-z, A-Z, 0-9, - (dash), _ (underscore), " " (space) and . (period). If the complex name includes a space, then the name should be enclosed in double quotes. The complex name can have a maximum of 20 characters; it should not start with a dash (-).

-u username[:]

Specifies the required authorization to access a partition other than the local system (but can also be used as a loopback access to the local partition). The complex to be modified is the one in which this target partition resides.

The -h option is required if this option is used.

If this option is specified, the command prompts for a password.

username specifies a configured user name on the target partition.

Note: This command is a Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) Client Application. The -u option accesses the target partition using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection. If errors are reported, check that the conditions described in the DEPENDENCIES section are satisfied.


The cplxmodify command exits with one of the following values:


Successful completion.


Error condition occurred.


Change the name of the local complex to "Basingstoke".

cplxmodify -N Basingstoke

Change the name of a remote complex to "Ploverleigh". The command prompts for the password.

cplxmodify -N Ploverleigh -g -h RemoteComplex


This command uses the Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) product and some of its configuration settings. If you encounter connection errors when using the -u option, check that the following two conditions are satisfied:

  • Use the cimconfig command (see cimconfig(1M) in the WBEM product documentation) to verify (and correct if necessary) the setting of the following two variables:

    • enableRemotePrivilegedUserAccess=true

    • enableHttpsConnection=true

  • The target partition's digital certificate has been appended to the local partition's Shared Authentication Store. For the nPartition commands, the Shared Authentication Store is stored in the file: /etc/opt/hp/sslshare/known_hosts.pem. This file is used by all the clients, which use SSL based certificates. If these clients trust a target partition, then the nPartition commands will also trust the target partition.

Refer to the WBEM documents specified in the SEE ALSO section below for further information.


cplxmodify was developed by the Hewlett-Packard Company.


fruled(1), parstatus(1), frupower(1M), parcreate(1M), parmgr(1M), parmodify(1M), parremove(1M), parunlock(1M), partition(5).

nPartition Administrator's Guide on http://docs.hp.com,

HP WBEM Services for HP-UX System Administrator's Guide on http://docs.hp.com,

HP WBEM Services for HP-UX 11i v2.0 on Integrity Servers Version A.01.05 Release Notes on http://docs.hp.com.

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