Date Added: Apr 2010
This white paper explains what a basic Oracle Solaris Service Management Facility (SMF) service manifest is and shows how to develop a service manifest for a given application. The service manifest for the PostgreSQL database included in Oracle Solaris 10 is the example in this paper. After reading this paper, the user will be able to create a simple service manifest to manage an application on an Oracle Solaris 10 system. Another white paper, "Easier System Administration with the Oracle Solaris Service Management Facility," is available at sun.com/software/solaris/howtoguides/servicemgmthowto.jsp for system administrators who wish to learn more about using SMF to manage services on Oracle Solaris 10 systems.