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Solaris Fault Management Architecture

Solaris Fault Management Architecture (FMA) introduces a new software architecture and methodology for fault management across Sun's product line.

Solaris inittab

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.

Repairing a corrupt SMF Repository

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.

Solaris preboot execution environment (PXE)

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.

Starting and Stopping Solaris services with svcadm

svcadm issues requests for actions on services executing within the SMF. Actions for a service are carried out by its assigned service agent.

Solaris Service Management Facility (SMF)

Under Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris the SMF has been upgraded. There are great new tools to handle the sysadmin work on the services.