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Developing System Services in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: November 2020

SMF Documentation

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: