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Service Management Facility 'SMF' Product Page (Doc ID 1381453.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2023

Applies to:

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


This document contains a collection of information about SMF



Service Management Facility (SMF) is a feature of the Solaris operating system that creates a supported, unified model for services and service management on each Solaris system and replaces init.d scripts. SMF introduces:

All these capabilities are made possible by treating Services as "first class objects". That is, they are more than just user executed software to the OS. They can be defined to have special states that allow finer control and permit monitoring and probing for diagnosing software failures, rather than having the administrator or dedicated "restarter" modules kill and restart the service as before.



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In this Document
 Information Gathering
 SMF Troubleshooting links
 check the integrity of the /etc/svc/repository.db
 mdb walker to check svc.startd
 Useful documentation about SMF

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