Systemd

Auditing systemd: solving failed units with systemctl

Sometimes systemd units like services and timers may fail. Learn how to troubleshoot such issues and resolve them much easier.

Summary of Auditing systemd: solving failed units with systemctl

Solving failed units with systemctl Systemd is an alternative service manager to the more traditional init system. To ensure the system is healthy, failed units should be investigated on a regular basis. Sooner or later a unit might fail and showing up the systemctl listing. In this article we have a look at how to solve it. Why do services fail? During the start of the system, enabled services are started and queued to be executed.

Read the full article…

Finding boot logs in systemd journals

This article shows how to find boot logs in the systemd journal. Learn the commands to query all relevant information.

Summary of Finding boot logs in systemd journals

Systemd used a binary log to store information about specific events. These events include the boot sequence and the related output. In this article we have a look at finding our boot logs in systemd journals. Binary logging When using systemd, boot data is stored in journals, a binary format. There is big benefit of saving boot data in a binary format: log information of each boot can be stored separately, linked to other pieces of information, and queried easier and quicker.

Read the full article…