Solaris WBEM Developer's Guide

init.wbem Command

The init.wbem command is automatically run during installation, and then each time you reboot a system. The init.wbem command starts the CIM Object Manager and Solaris Management Console server, both of which run combined in a single process. You can also use init.wbem to stop the CIM Object Manager, to stop the Solaris Management Console server, or to retrieve status from a server. You can find additional information about this command in the init.wbem(1M) man page.

Generally, you do not need to stop the CIM Object Manager. However, if you change an existing provider, you must stop and restart the CIM Object Manager before using the updated provider.

You can specify three options with init.wbem:

Solaris Management Console Server

The Solaris Management Console software provides Solaris management applications such as User Manager, Disk Manager, and Log Viewer. The Solaris Management Console server provides tools that the console can download. The server also performs common services for the console and its tools, such as authentication, authorization, logging, messaging, and persistence.

The Solaris Management Console is described in other chapters in this document. For more information see the System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

System Booting

The init.wbem command is located in the /etc/init.d directory. The file /etc/rc2.d/S90wbem runs with the start option when initialization state 2 is entered, normally at boot time. The files /etc/rc0.d/K36wbem, /etc/rc1.d/K36wbem, and /etc/rcS.d/K36wbem are run with the stop option when initialization states 0, 1, and S are entered.