Solaris 11.2 announcement - a collection of links and hints (Part 3)
In this blog entry i want to write about some small features you wouldn’t read about on page 1, but which are really really helpful. Sean Wilcox wrote a nice article about SMF stencils. Stencils are a nice and build-in way to fill-in configuration information from SMF properties into legacy configuration files.
Another small but very nice feature is an extension of netstat. It now shows the pid, the user and the command of the process owning a socket. Casper Dik wrote about it in User, Pid and Commands in netstat(1m)
With svcs -Lv a really helpful option found it’s way to Solaris 11.2 . It’s shows the logs for an SMF server. So you don’t have to search for the log location anymore.
With tcpstat and ipstat two commands from the *stat family were integrated into 11.2. Useful to find out what’s happening on your network interfaces.