The following system configuration and SMF feature changes have been made:
Oracle Auto Service Request utility – Customers who have a valid My Oracle Support account to automatically log service requests can use this utility. See System Registration and Customer Support Changes.
Periodic tasks – Instead of using the cron command, you can alternatively create a scheduled service to run system configuration tasks periodically. See Chapter 3, Creating a Service to Run Periodically in Developing System Services in Oracle Solaris 11.3.
SMF layers – This feature enables you to record the source of properties, property groups, instances, and services. You can use this information to determine which settings are administrative customizations versus those settings that were provided in an SMF profile or delivered by an SMF manifest. See SMF Administrative Changes and Developing System Services in Oracle Solaris 11.3.
SMF manifest creation tool – You can use the svcbundle command to generate SMF manifests, as well as profiles. See svcbundle(1M).
SMF stencil services – If your application cannot use libscf library interfaces to read properties, you can use a stencil to create a configuration file. A stencil service creates configuration files by using a stencil file and property values that are defined within the stencil service. For more details, see Chapter 6, Using a Stencil to Create a Configuration File in Developing System Services in Oracle Solaris 11.3.
System Configuration Interactive (SCI) utility – Centralizes configuration information through SMF. The sysconfig utility replaces the sys-unconfig and sysidtool utilities that are used in Oracle Solaris 10. See System Configuration Tools Changes.
System registration With Oracle Configuration Manager – Collects configuration information and then anonymously uploads it to the Oracle repository during the first reboot of a system after an installation. See System Registration and Customer Support Changes.