CentOS 7 / systemd startup scripts for Jira & Fisheye

JIRA / Fisheye have handy startup scripts for SysV here: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/FISHKB/How+to+start+FishEye+and+Crucible+at+boot+time+on+Linux

Are there any service scripts like that available for CentOS/RHEL 7, or systemd in general as it seems many distributions are migrating to it?

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try these steps on CentOS 7.x:


1) Install and configure jsou JIRA instance (user under JIRA will run under, JIRA_HOME etc.)

2) Create file with service config

sudo vi /usr/lib/systemd/system/jira.service

3) Your jira.service file should contain something like this:

Description=JIRA Service
After=network.target iptables.service firewalld.service firewalld.service httpd.service

ExecReload=/opt/jira710/bin/stop-jira.sh | sleep 60 | /opt/jira710/bin/start-jira.sh



Please notice that the paths to JIRA scripts and JAVA_HOME need to be changed to right one on your server smile. Also you may need to update the parameter named After - regarding to your server services (e.g. if you do not have JIRA Tomcat behind the reverse proxy (http), remove http.service. If your JIRA needs to wait for a DB start, add the DB service here, e.g. mariadb.service or mysqld.service etc.).

4) Run

sudo systemctl daemon-reload

5) Start JIRA:

sudo systemctl start jira

6) If you want to start JIRA automatically when OS starts:

sudo systemctl enable jira



Thanks Vitek, that is the best answer!

thanks. I think http.service must be started after JIRA service, not before. 

If using mariadb / mysql as the database system, change your jira.service file so that JIRA waits for MariaDB to start up first:

Description=JIRA Service
After=network.target iptables.service firewalld.service firewalld.service httpd.service mariadb.service



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Boris Berenberg Community Champion Feb 09, 2015

I am not certain, but have you tried installing JIRA via the binary installer? It detects and installs the right startup scripts normally. Not entirely sure that is the case for systemd but worth a try. You could do this in a VM, and then pull the scripts out for your prod environment if they work as expected.

I just installed JIRA 6.3.15 from the binary installer, doesn't have systemd scripts, just SysV service scripts. Since RedHat/CentOS/Fedora/openSUSE/Debian/Ubuntu have all migrated to systemd figured someone would have created some scripts to run on boot for it by now

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Boris Berenberg Community Champion Feb 09, 2015

Did you test this on a CentOS system? Try Ubuntu, we may just be pushing the SysV scripts when we should be deploying systemd ones.

yes this was on a fully patched CentOS 7 system, I don't have any Ubuntu servers at the moment

Boris Berenberg Community Champion Feb 10, 2015

I don't think that there are any systemd scripts just as you outlined. I have filed a bug about this issue at: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-42000

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