This guide describes how to develop an SMF service to provide service support for your application, including the following topics:
Using the service creation tool.
Converting inetd.conf configurations to SMF services.
Converting SMF service properties to configuration files. This mechanism provides a bridge for services that are managed by SMF but interact with applications that still require configuration files.
Creating a service that runs periodically rather than continuously, similar to a cron job.
See Managing System Services in Oracle Solaris 11.4 for the following information:
Information for system administrators such as inspecting and changing service property values, enabling service instances, troubleshooting installed services.
Descriptions of concepts and components such as service states, service models, service restarters, service properties, service bundles, and service configuration repository.
Descriptions of different types of dependencies and their attributes and effects.
How to create a new instance of an existing service or modify an existing service instance.
The following resources provide additional examples of creating and delivering services to perform tasks such as application configuration: