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Configuring System Services in SUSE Linux Enterprise

In this hands on lab, we will be looking at configuring system services in SLES and troubleshooting a service that fails to start. We will be enabling and disabling services and working with service masks in systemd.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Dec 20, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Stop and Disable the Apache2 Web Server

    1. Stop the web server:

      sudo -i systemctl stop apache2
    2. Disable it:

      sudo -i systemctl disable apache2
  2. Challenge

    Start and Enable the Nginx Service, and Correct Any Errors so the Service Is Enabled and Running

    1. Start the service:

      sudo -i systemctl start nginx
    2. If the service is unable to start, determine the reason:

      sudo -i systemctl unmask nginx
    3. Now that the service is unmasked, start and enable the service:

      sudo -i systemctl start nginx
      sudo -i systemctl enable nginx
    4. Verify that Nginx is running:

      sudo -i systemctl status nginx

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