Face it. Not all of us have got it figured out.
If the Service Management Facility in Oracle Solaris 10 happens to be one of those areas that you didn't quite understand as well as you had intended, you may be interested to know that it's not as complicated as, say, the interplay between geopolitics and energy policy.
In fact, SMF only has five commands:
|Get detailed views of the service state of all service instances in the service configuration repository|
|Perform common service management tasks, such as enabling, disabling, or restarting service instances|
|Display and manipulate the contents of the service configuration repository|
|Retrieves property values from the service configuration repository with an output format appropriate for use in shell scripts|
|Observe or control services controlled by |
svcprop commands deal with the service repository (maintains configuration info and run-time data for services). The
inetadm command focuses on
inetd-controlled services. You can get more information about these three commands in the Oracle Solaris 10 Basic System Administration Guide, available from The Solaris 10 System Administration Documentation Collection. Or, if it hasn't moved, use this link.
If you want to learn about the many things that you can do with the first two commands,
svcadm, read this technical white paper:
It describes how you can use the
svcadm commands to:
It's a good way to become familiar with real-world uses of the SMF. And, perhaps, put you in the practice of fully developing your perspective before you are moved to unleash it upon the world.