If you would like to run the Link Agent as a systemd service, you can use the following template and customize it to your environment:
[Unit] Description=mabl Link Agent After=network.target StartLimitIntervalSec=0 [Service] Type=simple Restart=always RestartSec=1 User=mabl ExecStart=/opt/mabl/link-agent/bin/link-agent -a <your-api-key> -n <your-agent-name> [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
This service file needs to be customized before it can be used
At a minimum you will need to update the the
ExecStartparameter with your actual API key, Link Agent name, and the path where you have installed the Link Agent.
We recommend creating a separate user and group called
mabl(or similar) and using
chownto ensure that only this user/group can read/write the directory where the Link Agent is installed. If you would like to use a user other than
mabl, please update the
Userparameter in the service file.
If the path to Java is not picked up automatically, or you need to specify a different version of Java than your system default, insert the following line under the
[Service]section of the service file:
For example, if the version of Java that you would like to use is installed at /usr/lib/jvm/openjdk-bin-17, the line would be:
Once you have finished customizing the above template to your system and environment, save the file as
link-agent.service in the location on your system where service files are defined, such as
/etc/systemd/system, then execute the following commands:
systemctl enable link-agent systemctl start link-agent
To verify that the agent has started up properly, use
journalctl -u link-agent -r
You can also look at the
logs/agent.log file in the directory where the agent is installed.
Updated 2 months ago