Managing System Services in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014
Chapter 4

Configuring Services

SMF stores configuration data in the service configuration repository. Configuring SMF services means modifying the data in the configuration repository and then committing the modifications into the running snapshot. This chapter describes how to modify the data in the configuration repository. For viewing data in the configuration repository, see Inspecting Service Configuration. For committing configuration modifications into the running snapshot, see Rereading Service Configuration.

Each service and service instance stores configuration data in properties, which are organized into property groups. Modifying the data in the configuration repository includes modifying service property values, creating custom property groups and properties, creating new instances of a service, and applying a profile. Modifying configuration also includes deleting customizations and reverting repository snapshots.

This chapter also shows how to modify an inetd service.

SMF configuration changes can be logged by using the Oracle Solaris auditing framework. Refer to “Configuring the Audit Service (Task Map)” in Managing Auditing in Oracle Solaris 11.2 for more information.