Linux: Enable Angelfish To Start at Boot

For Linux environments, here are steps for enabling Angelfish to boot at startup using systemd.

These steps are based on instructions from this Red Hat help article

CREATE 'angelfish.service' FILE
  • File needs to be placed in /etc/systemd/system/ with permissions of 664
  • You will need root or sudo privileges to create this file

Example angelfish.service file:

Description = Start Angelfish at boot
After =

User = angelfish
ExecStart = /usr/local/agfs/agfsctl --start
ExecStop = /usr/local/agfs/agfsctl --stop
Type = forking

WantedBy =

  • You can copy and paste the above into the angelfish.service file
  • Be sure to update the following variables to match your environment:
    • User: the service account used to start/stop Angelfish
    • ExecStart: full path to "agfsctl --start"
    • ExecStop: full path to "agfsctl --stop"

REGISTER angelfish.service FILE

Run the following commands as root:

systemctl daemon-reload
systemctl enable angelfish.service

Angelfish will now boot at startup!

You can start / stop Angelfish by calling the agfsctl binary directly, or by running the following:

systemctl start angelfish.service
systemctl stop angelfish.service
Creation date: 4/18/2022 10:43 PM      Updated: 5/26/2022 12:40 PM