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     svcs - report service status

     svcs [-aHpv?] [-o col[,col]]... [-R FMRI-instance]...
         [-sS col]... [FMRI | pattern]...

     svcs {-d | -D} [-Hpv?] [-o col[,col]]... [-sS col]...
         [FMRI | pattern] ...

     svcs -l [FMRI | pattern]...

     svcs -x [-v] [FMRI]...

     The  svcs  command  displays   information   about   service
     instances  as  recorded in the service configuration reposi-

     The first form of this command prints one-line status  list-
     ings  for service instances specified by the arguments. Each
     instance is listed only once. With no arguments, all enabled
     service  instances, even if temporarily disabled, are listed
     with the columns indicated below.

     The second form prints  one-line  status  listings  for  the
     dependencies  or  dependents of the service instances speci-
     fied by the arguments.

     The third form prints detailed  information  about  specific
     services and instances.

     The fourth form explains the states  of  service  instances.
     For  each  argument,  a  block  of  human-readable  text  is
     displayed which explains what state the service is  in,  and
     why it is in that state. With no arguments, problematic ser-
     vices are described.

     Error messages are printed to the standard error stream.

     The output of this command  can  be  used  appropriately  as
     input to the svcadm(1M) command.

     The following options are supported:

     -?                  Displays  an  extended  usage   message,
                         including column specifiers.

     -a                  Show all services, even  disabled  ones.
                         This  option  has  no effect if services
                         are selected.

     -d                  Lists the services or service  instances
                         upon  which  the given service instances

     -D                  Lists the service instances that  depend
                         on   the   given   services  or  service

     -H                  Omits the column headers.

     -l                  (The letter ell.) Displays all available
                         information  about the selected services
                         and service instances, with one  service
                         attribute   displayed   for  each  line.
                         Information for different instances  are
                         separated by blank lines.

                         The   following   specific    attributes
                         require further explanation:

                         dependency    Information about a depen-
                                       dency.  The  grouping  and
                                       restart_on properties  are
                                       displayed  first  and  are
                                       separated  by  a   forward
                                       slash   (/).   Next,  each
                                       entity and  its  state  is
                                       listed.   See  smf(5)  for
                                       information about  states.
                                       In  addition  to the stan-
                                       dard states, each  service
                                       dependency  can  have  the
                                       following  state  descrip-

                                       absent      No  such  ser-
                                                   vice        is
                                                   defined on the

                                       invalid     The      fault
                                                   resource iden-
                                                   tifier  (FMRI)
                                                   is     invalid
                                                   (see smf(5)).

                                       multiple    The entity  is
                                                   a service with

                                       File dependencies can only
                                       have  one of the following
                                       state descriptions:

                                       absent     No such file on
                                                  the system.

                                       online     The        file

                                                  If the file did
                                                  not  exist  the
                                                  last time  that
                                                  evaluated   the
                                                  it can consider
                                                  the  dependency
                                                  to  be unsatis-
                                                  fied.    svcadm
                                                  refresh  forces
                                                  dependency  re-

                                       unknown    stat(2)  failed
                                                  for   a  reason
                                                  other      than

                                       See smf(5) for  additional
                                       details   about  dependen-
                                       cies,    grouping,     and
                                       restart_on values.

                         enabled       Whether  the  service   is
                                       enabled    or   not,   and
                                       whether it is  enabled  or
                                       disabled       temporarily
                                       (until  the  next   system
                                       reboot).   The  former  is
                                       specified as  either  true
                                       or  false,  and the latter
                                       is designated by the pres-
                                       ence of (temporary).

                                       A service  might  be  tem-
                                       porarily  disabled because
                                       an administrator  has  run
                                       svcadm  disable  -t,  used
                                       svcadm    milestone,    or
                                       booted  the  system  to  a
                                       specific  milestone.   See
                                       svcadm(1M) for details.

     -o col[,col]...     Prints the specified columns.  Each  col
                         should  be  a  column  name. See COLUMNS
                         below for available columns.

     -p                  Lists  processes  associated  with  each
                         service instance. A service instance can
                         have no associated processes.  The  pro-
                         cess  ID,  start  time, and command name
                         (PID, STIME, and CMD fields from  ps(1))
                         are displayed for each process.

     -R FMRI-instance    Selects service instances that have  the
                         given  service instance as their restar-

     -s col              Sorts output by column. col should be  a
                         column   name.  See  COLUMNS  below  for
                         available columns. Multiple  -s  options
                         behave additively.

     -S col              Sorts by col in the  opposite  order  as
                         option -s.

     -v                  Without -x,  displays  verbose  columns:
                         STATE, NSTATE, STIME, CTID, and FMRI.

                         With -x, displays extra information  for
                         each explanation.

     -x                  Displays   explanations   for    service

                         Without   arguments,   the   -x   option
                         explains the states of services which:

                             o    are enabled, but are  not  run-

                             o    are preventing another  enabled
                                  service from running.

     The following operands are supported:

     FMRI             A  fault  management  resource   identifier
                      (FMRI)    that   specifies   one   or  more
                      instances (see smf(5)). FMRIs can be abbre-
                      viated  by specifying the instance name, or
                      the trailing portion of the  service  name.
                      For example, given the FMRI:


                      The following are valid abbreviations:


                      The following are invalid abbreviations:


                      If the FMRI specifies a service,  then  the
                      command  applies  to  all instances of that
                      service,  except  when  used  with  the  -D

                      Abbreviated forms of  FMRIs  are  unstable,
                      and  should not be used in scripts or other
                      permanent tools.

     pattern          A pattern that is matched against the FMRIs
                      of   service  instances  according  to  the
                      "globbing" rules described  by  fnmatch(5).
                      If  the  pattern  does not begin with svc:,
                      then svc:/ is prepended. The following is a
                      typical example of a glob pattern:

                        qexample% svcs \*keyserv\*
                        STATE          STIME     FMRI
                        disabled       Aug_02    svc:/network/rpc/keyserv:default

     FMRI-instance    An FMRI that specifies an instance.

     Column names are case insensitive. The default output format
     is  equivalent to "-o state,stime,fmri". The default sorting
     columns are STATE, STIME, FMRI.

     CTID      The primary contract ID for the service  instance.
               Not all instances have valid primary contract IDs.

     DESC      A brief description of the service, from its  tem-
               plate element. A service might not have a descrip-
               tion available, in which case a hyphen (-) is used
               to denote an empty value.

     FMRI      The FMRI of the service instance.

     INST      The instance name of the service instance.

     NSTA      The  abbreviated  next  state   of   the   service
               instance,  as given in the STA column description.
               A hyphen denotes that the instance is not  transi-
               tioning. Same as STA otherwise.

     NSTATE    The next state of the service. A hyphen is used to
               denote  that  the  instance  is not transitioning.
               Same as STATE otherwise.

     SCOPE     The scope name of the service instance.

     SVC       The service name of the service instance.

     STA       The abbreviated state of the service instance (see

               DGD    degraded

               DIS    disabled

               LRC    legacy rc*.d script-initiated instance

               MNT    maintenance

               OFF    offline

               ON     online

               UN     uninitialized

               Absent or unrecognized states  are  denoted  by  a
               question  mark  (?)  character. An asterisk (*) is
               appended for instances in transition,  unless  the
               NSTA or NSTATE column is also being displayed.

               See smf(5) for an explanation of service states.

     STATE     The state of the service instance. An asterisk  is
               appended  for  instances in transition, unless the
               NSTA or NSTATE column is also being displayed.

               See smf(5) for an explanation of service states.

     STIME     If the service instance entered the current  state
               within  the  last  24 hours, this column indicates
               the time that it did so.  Otherwise,  this  column
               indicates  the  date  on  which it did so, printed
               with underscores (_) in place of blanks.

     Example 1 Displaying the Default Output

     This example displays default output:

       example% svcs
       STATE          STIME    FMRI
       legacy_run     13:25:04 lrc:/etc/rc3_d/S42myscript
       online         13:21:50 svc:/system/svc/restarter:default
       online         13:25:03 svc:/milestone/multi-user:default
       online         13:25:07 svc:/milestone/multi-user-server:default

     Example 2 Listing All Local Instances

     This example lists all local instances of the service1  ser-

       example% svcs -o state,nstate,fmri service1
       STATE        NSTATE        FMRI
       online       -             svc:/service1:instance1
       disabled     -             svc:/service1:instance2

     Example 3 Listing Verbose Information

     This example lists verbose information.

       example% svcs -v network/rpc/rstat:udp
       STATE          NSTATE        STIME    CTID   FMRI
       online         -             Aug_09        - svc:/network/rpc/rstat:udp

     Example 4 Listing Detailed Information

     This example lists detailed information about all  instances
     of  system/service3.  Additional fields can be displayed, as
     appropriate to the managing restarter.

       example% svcs -l network/rpc/rstat:udp

       fmri         svc:/network/rpc/rstat:udp
       enabled      true
       state        online
       next_state   none
       restarter    svc:/network/inetd:default
       dependency   require_all/error svc:/network/rpc/bind (online)

     Example 5 Listing Processes

       example% svcs -p sendmail
       STATE          STIME    FMRI
       online         13:25:13 svc:/network/smtp:sendmail
                     13:25:15   100939 sendmail
       13:25:15   100940 sendmail

     Example 6 Explaining Service States Using svcs -x

     (a) In  this  example,  svcs  -x  has  identified  that  the
     print/server service being disabled is the root cause of two
     services which are enabled but not online.  svcs  -xv  shows
     that   those   services  are  print/rfc1179  and  print/ipp-
     listener. This situation can be rectified by either enabling
     print/server or disabling rfc1179 and ipp-listener.

       example% svcs -x
       svc:/application/print/server:default (LP print server)
       State: disabled since Mon Feb 13 17:56:21 2006
       Reason: Disabled by an administrator.
         See: http://sun.com/msg/SMF-8000-05
         See: lpsched(1M)
       Impact: 2 dependent services are not running. (Use -v for list.)

     (b) In this example, NFS is not working:

       example$ svcs nfs/client
       STATE          STIME    FMRI
       offline        16:03:23 svc:/network/nfs/client:default

     (c)  The  following  example  shows  that  the  problem   is
     nfs/status.  nfs/client  is  waiting  because  it depends on
     nfs/nlockmgr, which depends on nfs/status:

       example$ svcs -xv nfs/client
       svc:/network/nfs/client:default (NFS client)
       State: offline since Mon Feb 27 16:03:23 2006
       Reason: Service svc:/network/nfs/status:default
              is not running because a method failed repeatedly.
         See: http://sun.com/msg/SMF-8000-GE
        Path: svc:/network/nfs/client:default
         See: man -M /usr/share/man -s 1M mount_nfs
         See: /var/svc/log/network-nfs-client:default.log
       Impact: This service is not running.

     The following exit values are returned:

     0    Successful command invocation.

     1    Fatal error.

     2    Invalid command line options were specified.

     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWcsu                     |
    | Interface Stability         | See below.                  |

     Screen output is Uncommitted. The invocation is Committed.

     ps(1), svcprop(1), svcadm(1M),  svccfg(1M),  svc.startd(1M),
     stat(2), libscf(3LIB), attributes(5), fnmatch(5), smf(5)

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