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Solaris 10 SMC hang every time. Is there anything I can do to make it run fine.

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Installed the OS 3 times, has all the current updates, but SMC tool will hang 9 out of 10 times. The platform is x86. What am i missing?
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what is your server specs? how do you run it?
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Dell x86
3ghz
1GB Ram
72GB hdd
Standalone Server
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how you run smc and where it hangs?
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I'm loading it via command line, like,  "bash#  smc &" and the GUI would come up and at the bottom it says "loaded toolbox successfully"; after a bit that writing would disappear.Right underneath the "console event" at the bottom a bar keeps moving, but the contents never show up and the mouse looks like a watch ...
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it needs wbem tools running on local host like /etc/init.d/init.wbem
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just checked for that, here is the result:

bash-3.00# svcs -l wbem
fmri         svc:/application/management/wbem:default
name         SMC and WBEM Server
enabled      true
state        online
next_state   none
state_time   Sat Jul 11 16:20:23 2009
logfile      /var/svc/log/application-management-wbem:default.log
restarter    svc:/system/svc/restarter:default
contract_id  111
dependency   require_all/error svc:/milestone/sysconfig:default (online)

the above service was running all along, SMC was still hanging. I restarted the service, and now it's hanging every third try ... quite an improvement .!!.. before it was 10 to 1 chance ...
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What about resources on your system like swap, memory, cpu, etc. ?
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3ghz Dell, with 1GB RAM, 2GB Swap, 70GB hdd and nothing running on it ...
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Wait at least 10 minutes to accomodate DNS lookup timeouts.
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The suggestion about init.wbem helped. Now, I just have restart wbem service to get smc started ....still fails once out of 5 tries ... I can live with that for now...
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Check some logs - it should be running fine if enabled.
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