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Securing Systems and Attached Devices in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: July 2019

Enabling or Disabled Device Allocation

Note -  If Trusted Extensions is installed and enabled on the system, then the svc:/system/device/allocate package has already been installed and enabled.

You must become an administrator who is assigned the Device Security rights profile to perform these actions. For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.4.

To enable the device allocation service and verify that the service is enabled:

# svcadm enable svc:/system/device/allocate
svcadm: Pattern 'svc:/system/device/allocate' doesn't match any instances
# pkg install system/device-allocation
# svcs -x allocate
svc:/system/device/allocate:default (device allocation)
State: online since September 10, 2016 01:10:11 PM PDT
See: allocate(1)
See: deallocate(1)
See: list_devices(1)
See: device_allocate(8)
See: mkdevalloc(8)
See: mkdevmaps(8)
See: dminfo(8)
See: device_maps(5)
See: /var/svc/log/system-device-allocate:default.log
Impact: None.

To disable the device allocation service:

# svcadm disable device/allocate