Demystifying Systemd

Constitution Ballroom B

Half Day Morning
9:00 am12:30 pm
LISA16: Engineering

It's 2016 and at this point why would anyone care about an init system? Well, apparently not only is process management essential to the operating system, all the hype around things like containers and resource management are making this topic sexy. This session will be a hands-on, interactive look at the architecture, capabilities, and administrative how-tos of systemd. Anyone who's new to systemd or looking to dig deeper into some of the advanced features should attend. Please bring a laptop with a virtual machine running a distribution of your choice that uses systemd.

Who should attend: 

Linux system administrators, package maintainers and developers who are transitioning to systemd, or who are considering doing so.

Take back to work: 

Understanding of how systemd works, where to find the configuration files, and how to maintain them.

Topics include: 
  • The basic principles of systemd
  • systemd's major components
  • Anatomy of a systemd unit file
  • Understanding and optimizing the boot sequence
  • Improved system logging with the journal
  • Resource management via systemd's cgroups interface
  • Simple security management with systemd and the kernel's capabilities
  • systemd, containers, and virtualization
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