I wrote some gists for running a fleet hub and a drone on SmartOS . Running the hub and drones as a service allows them to start up automatically after a server reboot. Hopefully they are useful
Do you know if service manifests can be used to restart services when they crash?
Absolutely. The manifests I linked to will restart your processes automatically.
I am working on using https://github.com/nisaacson/fleet-atc and another service manifest to automatically respawn fleet processes as well but that still needs some work