System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

ProcedureHow to Restore a Service That Is in the Maintenance State

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Determine if any process that are dependent to the service have not stopped.

    Normally, when a service instance is in a maintenance state, all processes associated with that instance have stopped. However, you should make sure before you proceed. The following command lists all of the processes that are associated with a service instance as well as the PIDs for those processes.

    # svcs -p FMRI
  3. (Optional) Kill any remaining processes.

    Repeat this step for all processes that are displayed by the svcs command.

    # pkill -9 PID
  4. If necessary, repair the service configuration.

    Consult the appropriate service log files in /var/svc/log for a list of errors.

  5. Restore the service.

    # svcadm clear FMRI