The boot-archive service is controlled by the Service Management Facility (SMF). The boot-archive service instance is svc:/system/boot-archive:default. The svcadm command is used to enable and disable services.
To determine if the boot-archive service is running, use the svcs command.
Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.
# svcadm enable | disable system/boot-archive
% svcs boot-archive
If the service is running, the output displays an online service state.
STATE STIME FMRI online 9:02:38 svc:/system/boot-archive:default
If the service is not running, the output indicates the service is offline.
For information about clearing automatic boot archive update failures, see Automatic Boot Archive Recovery.