In order to run node apps on SmartOS, I have been creating SMF manifests in order to run them as services, which is much like using Upstart on Linux. With a manifest properly in place, a simple command like
sudo svcadm enable my-node-app is all it takes to run your node app.
- Write your SMF manifest xml.
Install and enable.
$ sudo svccfg install my-node-app-manifest-service.xml $ sudo svcadm enable my-node-app-service
- Look at the logs find out you made a mistake.
Disable your service.
$ sudo svcadm disable my-node-app-service
Remove your service. This step is important.
$ sudo svccfg delete my-node-app-service
- Make changes to you manifest xml.
- Install and enable. See step 2.
For more information about how to create an SMF manifest for your node.js apps, check out the following links: