A systemd unit for ucarp

Thu 21 February 2013 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman

In Fedora 17 there are still a number of services that either have not been ported over to systemd or that do not take full advantage of systemd. I've been investigating some IP failover solutions recently, including ucarp, which includes only a System-V style init script.

I've created a template service for ucarp that will let you start a specific virtual ip like this:

systemctl start ucarp@001

This will start ucarp using settings from /etc/ucarp/vip-001.conf. The unit file is on github and embedded here for your reading pleasure:

[Unit]
Description=UCARP virtual interface %I
After=network.target

[Service]
Type=simple
EnvironmentFile=-/etc/ucarp/vip-common.conf
EnvironmentFile=-/etc/ucarp/vip-%I.conf
ExecStart=/usr/sbin/ucarp -i $BIND_INTERFACE -p $PASSWORD -v %I -a $VIP_ADDRESS -s $SOURCE_ADDRESS $OPTIONS -u $UPSCRIPT -d $DOWNSCRIPT
KillMode=control-group

[Install]
WantedBy=multiuser.target

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