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Developing System Services in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: November 2020
Chapter 2

Using SMF to Control Your Application

This chapter presents the following information that applies to all SMF services:

  • Naming rules and data type definitions

  • Best practices such as storing service files in standard locations

  • Service development troubleshooting information

This chapter also describes how to use the svcbundle tool to get started creating a new service and how to convert a run control script to an SMF service.

Subsequent chapters discuss creating specific types of services for specific purposes.