Restarting Websphere (WAS) infrastructure services after a reboot

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To restart the Websphere (WAS) infrastructure services after a reboot, the following credentials are necessary for the four stages :




-username wasadmin

-password your_password

Red Hat Linux

-username root

-password your_password

1. Start the deployment manager

Ssh into the server using the Red Hat credentials above and type:

 cd /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/Dmgr01/bin


This will have given you access to the WAS console; you’ll then need to start the nodeagents from the command line before you can talk to the WAS application servers.

2. Start the nodeagent on the first node

cd /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv01/bin/


3. Start the nodeagent on the second node

cd /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv01/bin/


4. Start the application servers from the WAS console

If you do need to start them from the command line, it’s just…

cd /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv01/bin/        (if you're not already in there)
./ server_name_you_want_to_start

Or, on the WAS console, go to Servers, then Application servers and select the checkbox for each server and click on the start button for each application server that needs starting.


*** NB you need to start the Dmgr before the nodeagents and the nodeagents before the application servers…

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