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How to troubleshoot SMF services that do not start (Doc ID 1008397.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2023

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 and later
All Platforms
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)


In Solaris 10 and above, the Service Management Facility (SMF) is used to manage system daemons and other applications.  SMF ensures that dependencies are met before starting or stopping daemons and applications, and restarts daemons if necessary.  This document describes some steps commonly used to identify and restore failed SMF services.


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