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OCA Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-821) by Michael Ernest

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Administering SMF Services

The Service Management Facility is a complex framework of files, services, and interacting processes. There’s even more to learn, such as how to write a manifest and observe how property groups are kept in the configuration repository. These are considered advanced skills you don’t need to know for the OCA exam. However, the tools you’ll use to manage individual services and explore the repository are the same ones you’ll use for more advanced operations later on. Thanks to some thoughtful design, there are just a few key tools to learn.

The svcs utility is your primary tool for observation. It has options to investigate the various aspects of a service. Because it is a read-only tool, anyone can use it to observe the ...

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