Using the Service Management Facility
The Service Management Facility (SMF) is the SmartOS way to start and stop servers (web, database, email, and so on) and provides two distinct advantages:
- It monitors services and restarts them automatically if they stop running.
- It understands the dependencies between services. For example, SMF will not attempt to start your webserver if your network is down.
More information on the use of SMF is available in the document Basic SMF commands. Additionally, information on use the Manifold tool to generate SMF manifests can be found in the document Building manifests with Manifold.