Managing System Services in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014

Configuring Multiple Systems

To implement the same configuration on multiple systems, create an SMF profile that specifies the services you want enabled and the values of properties, and put that profile in the site directory on each system. As stated in Repository Layers, local customizations are preferred over the values that were provided when the system was installed, and customizations in the site-profile layer are second only to customizations made by an administrator or application.

Profiles add and set properties for existing services and instances and specify new service instances. Profiles can specify almost anything that a manifest can specify.

Use one of the following methods to create a site profile:

  • Use the svcbundle command with bundle-type=profile to create a new profile file.

  • Use the svccfg extract command to capture profile information from an existing service.

Customize property values in the profile file, and include comments about the reason for each customization. Copy the file to /etc/svc/profile/site, and restart the manifest-import service.