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System Administration Guide: Basic Administration
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Managing Services (Task Map)

The following task map describes the procedures that are needed to use SMF.



For Instructions

Display the status of a service instance.

Displays the status of all running service instances.

How to List the Status of a Service

Display the service dependents.

Display the services that are dependent on the specified service.

How to Show Which Services Are Dependent on a Service Instance

Display the dependencies of a service.

Display the services that a specified service is dependent on. This information can be used to help identify what is preventing a service from starting.

How to Show Which Services a Service Is Dependent On

Disable a service instance.

Turns off a service that is not functioning properly or needs to be off to increase security.

How to Disable a Service Instance

Enable a service instance

Starts a service.

How to Enable a Service Instance

Restart a service instance.

Restart a service, without having to use separate commands to disable and then enable the service.

How to Restart a Service

Modify a service instance.

Modifies the configuration parameters of a specified service instance.

How to Modify a Service

Changes a configuration property of a service controlled by inetd.

How to Change a Property for an inetd Controlled Service

Changes the startup options of a service controlled by inetd.

How to Modify a Command-Line Argument for an inetd Controlled Service

Convert inetd.conf entries.

Converts inetd services into legacy-run services that can be monitored using SMF.

How to Convert inetd.conf Entries

Repair a corrupt service configuration repository.

Replaces a corrupt repository with a default version.

How to Repair a Corrupt Repository

Boot a system without starting any services.

Boots a system without starting any services so that configuration problems that prevent booting can be fixed.

How to Boot Without Starting Any Services

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