CentOS 7: Take the Plunge into SystemD

CentOS 7, along with Kernel, Desktop, package and application changes galore, has taken the “Fedora” and “Debian” plunge into the deep end and converted daemon and service management from the older “service or /etc/init.d” paradigm into the “systemd” end of the pool. If you are a modern Linux Desktop user on a daily basis, you may be completely familiar with that method, however, it is a pretty large change for those administrators coming from the longevity associated with Red Hat and CentOS’ use of the ‘service’ method of management. Let’s take a deeper look at the new way of doing things.