Rootconf 2014

On devops and cloud infrastructure



Embracing the future of system & service management in Linux - systemd

Submitted Mar 28, 2014

The SysV init way of managing the system boot-up and services has been around for close to two decades, and Linux system administrators have grown very comfortable at using it. But it is now time to leave the past behind and move ahead to using systemd, which is now close to becoming the standard system and service manager for Linux.

The session is intended to cover :
- Overview on SysV init and systemd
- Components of systemd
- Configuring systemd
- Utilizing systemd
- Migrating from SysV init to systemd


SysV init was inherited into Linux from UNIX System V, and has been the de facto standard for managing the Linux system boot-up and services. That has now changed with the arrival of systemd.

The systemd way of managing the Linux system and services has now been accepted by almost all the major distributions of Linux. So SysAdmins/DevOps have to get comfortable with using systemd, and thereby be empowered to take advantage of the numerous features offered by systemd. Moreover SysAdmins/DevOps may need to look at migrating their existing custom SysV init scripts to be managed thorugh systemd. The session intends to shed light on these areas.


Awareness about the traditional SysV init way of managing the system boot-up and services

Speaker bio

Working at Red Hat, Bangalore - Engineering - Quality Engineering
Passionate about Open Source

Red Hat Certified Architect
Red Hat Certified Data Center Specialist
Red Hat Certified Security Specialist



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