How to enable/disable the RHDS10 services upon boot time on RHEL7

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What problem/issue/behavior are you having trouble with? What do you expect to see?

  • On RHDS9/RHEL6 we used chkconfig to enable or disable starting of Directory Servers at boot, for example:

    chkconfig dirsrv on
    chkconfig dirsrv off
    chkconfig --list | grep dirsrv
  • On RHDS10/RHEL7 I cannot find how to do this. Init has been replaced by systemd. I found out that 'systemctl disable dirsrv@' works fine to disable an instance, but when I run 'systemctl enable dirsrv@' I get the following somewhat cryptic message:

    # systemctl enable dirsrv@<instance>
    The unit files have no [Install] section. They are not meant to be enabled
    using systemctl.
    Possible reasons for having this kind of units are:
    1) A unit may be statically enabled by being symlinked from another unit's
       .wants/ or .requires/ directory.
    2) A unit's purpose may be to act as a helper for some other unit which has
       a requirement dependency on it.
    3) A unit may be started when needed via activation (socket, path, timer,
       D-Bus, udev, scripted systemctl call, ...).


  • Red Hat Directory Server (RHDS) 10
  • Red Hat Enterprice Linux (RHEL) 7

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