Solaris Fault Management Architecture (FMA) introduces a new software architecture and methodology for fault management across Sun's product line.
There are numerous advantages to run multiple database instances on the same physical server.
The /etc/inittab file plays a crucial role in the boot sequence. For versions of Solaris prior to version 10, the /etc/inittab was edited manually.
Without a working SMF repository the system will not be able to boot. This article provides the steps to restore a working copy of the database.
For standard Sparc servers the normal method of setting up a jumpstart is the be st forward, but for X86 clients PXE is the way to boot Solaris.
svcadm issues requests for actions on services executing within the SMF. Actions for a service are carried out by its assigned service agent.
Under Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris the SMF has been upgraded. There are great new tools to handle the sysadmin work on the services.