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How to start a service which is masked or set as manual mode in VCSA?
By Pranay Jha | Aug 22, 2020 | In Articles | Total Views [ 11302 ]
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It will show all services which are in stopped and started mode.
#service-control --status

cd /etc/systemd/system

To unmask the service
systemctl unmask vmdird.service

To start the service
systemctl start vmdird.service

Perform these steps for all services. Now your services will be in started mode.

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