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Oracle Solaris 11.2 System Administration Handbook by Glynn Foster, Harry Foxwell

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CHAPTER9Configuration Management

Oracle Solaris 11 includes a number of different technologies to allow administrators to configure systems at scale within their data centers. The Service Management Facility (SMF) provides service and configuration management for systems. It is the foundation for applying configuration in an automated way at deployment time, and managing configuration seamlessly across system updates. With more and more system configuration being managed through SMF, a good understanding of how it works is essential.

Administrators can also choose a variety of other mechanisms to complement the configuration management they can ...

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