System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

How the Auto Registration Process Works

During a system reboot, the Auto Registration SMF service checks your system's configuration against the information in the Service Tag Registry to determine whether any changes have occurred since the last reboot. If changes are discovered, a service tag for the newly installed product, for example, the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 OS, is sent to the Oracle Product Registration System and registered with your recorded support credentials, or anonymously, if no support credentials were provided. The data is transmitted by using a Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) connection. If no changes are detected during a reboot, no registration is performed.

Although Auto Registration feature is enabled by default, you can optionally disable the feature. For information, see How to Disable the Auto Registration SMF Service.

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The Auto Registration SMF service runs in global zones only.

In addition to the Auto Registration SMF service, the Auto Registration process consists of several other components that work together to affect auto registration of your system's assets. The following figure illustrates these components and their relationship to each other.

Graphic illustrates components that comprise Oracle Solaris
Auto Registration and how the component interact with each other.

Auto Registration consists of the following components: