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Updated: June 16, 2017

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Some of the OS platforms come with a cimom already installed, running, and bound to the default ports of 5988 and 5989. This section is used to describe those providers and possible ways to work around them.


Q: What is the default cimom service on Solaris?

A: For Solaris 9 and 10, /etc/init.d/init.wbem launches the scm (Solaris Management Console), which is a bootloader for the embedded cimom smcboot (/usr/sadm/lib/smc/bin/smcboot)

Q: How do I start/stop the smcboot cimom service?

A: Solaris changed the default way services can be started/stopped in Solaris 10 (via service management facility: smf). SMF avail in Solaris 9, but became default way to handle services in Solaris 10. Below are couple methods to start/stop service using smf and not using smf.

To start:

  1. /etc/init.d/init.wbem start
  2. svcadm enable svc:/application/management/wbem

To stop:

  1. /etc/init.d/init.wbem stop
  2. svcadm disable svc:/application/management/wbem

Other useful smf commands: (

  • List all services
    • svcs –a
  • Check status of service
    • svcs -l <service name>
    • example: svcs –l svc:/application/management/wbem
  • List properties of service
    • svccfg -s <service>
    • then at the <service name> prompt: listprop
    • example:
    • svcfg –s svc:/application/management/wbem
    • svc:/application/management/wbem> listprop

Q: I see port 5988/5989 is bound to, but smcboot is not running, how do I determine the process that is bound to those ports?

A: Copy/paste the following script to new file on the system. Script from unknown source#!/bin/ksh

  • line='---------------------------------------------'
    pids=$(/usr/bin/ps -ef | sed 1d | awk '{print $2}')

    if [ $# -eq 0 ]; then
    read ans?"Enter port you would like to know pid for: "

    for f in $pids
    /usr/proc/bin/pfiles $f 2>/dev/null | /usr/xpg4/bin/grep -q "port: $ans"
    if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
    echo $line
    echo "Port: $ans is being used by PID:\c"
    /usr/bin/ps -ef -o pid -o args | egrep -v "grep|pfiles" | grep $f
    exit 0


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