System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

SMF Command-Line Administrative Utilities

SMF provides a set of command-line utilities that interact with SMF and accomplish standard administrative tasks. The following utilities can be used to administer SMF.

Table 16–1 Service Management Facility Utilities

Command Name 



Provides the ability to observe or configure services controlled by inetd


Provides the ability to perform common service management tasks, such as enabling, disabling, or restarting service instances


Provides the ability to display and manipulate the contents of the service configuration repository


Retrieves property values from the service configuration repository with a output format appropriate for use in shell scripts


Gives detailed views of the service state of all service instances in the service configuration repository