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IBM IHS Web Server - Start Stop Restart admin server using the systemctl command

This assumes you are able to start, stop, and restart your IBM IHS admin server using the adminctl command.

Use the ps command to ensure your system is using systemd.

ps -ef | head -2
UID         PID   PPID  C STIME TTY          TIME CMD
root          1      0  0 Mar01 ?        00:06:58 /usr/lib/systemd/systemd

 

If your system is using systemd, create a service file. You can give the file any name you would like.

touch /etc/systemd/system/ibm-ihs-admin-server.service

 

Update the file to contain the following.

[Unit]
Description=IBM IHS admin server
After=network.target

[Service]
Type=forking
PIDFile=/path/to/logs/admin.pid
ExecStart=/path/to/bin/adminctl -k start
ExecStop=/path/to/bin/adminctl -k stop

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

 

Reload the daemons.

systemctl daemon-reload

 

The systemctl command should now detect the service and return the following.

systemctl status ibm-ihs-admin-server.service
. . .
 ibm-ihs-admin-server.service - IBM IHS admin server
  Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/ibm-ihs-admin-server.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled)
  Active: inactive (dead)

 

Enable the service so that when the system is reboot, the admin server should be started.

systemctl enable ibm-ihs-admin-server.service
. . .
Created symlink from /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/ibm-ihs-admin-server.service to /etc/systemd/system/ibm-ihs-admin-server.service.

 

The systemctl command should now show that the service is enabled.

Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/ibm-ihs-admin-server.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)

 

You can now use the systemctl command to start, stop, and get the status of the IBM IHS admin server.

systemctl start  ibm-ihs-admin-server.service
systemctl stop   ibm-ihs-admin-server.service
systemctl status ibm-ihs-admin-server.service

 


Multiple admin servers

Let's say you have two (or more) admin.conf files, like this.

/opt/IBM/IHS/conf/admin1.conf
/opt/IBM/IHS/conf/admin2.conf

 

Update the name of the service file to contain the @ character.

/etc/systemd/system/ibm-ihs-admin-server@.service

 

Update the ExecStart and ExecStop lines in your service file to have the following.

ExecStart=/opt/IBM/IHS/bin/httpd -d /opt/IBM/IHS -f conf/admin%i.conf -k start
ExecStop=/opt/IBM/IHS/bin/httpd -d /opt/IBM/IHS -f conf/admin%i.conf -k stop

 

Reload the daemons.

systemctl daemon-reload

 

In this example, the "admin1.conf" server would be used.

systemctl start  ibm-ihs-admin-server@1.service
systemctl stop   ibm-ihs-admin-server@1.service
systemctl status ibm-ihs-admin-server@1.service
systemctl enable ibm-ihs-admin-server@1.service

 

In this example, the "admin2.conf" server would be used.

systemctl start  ibm-ihs-admin-server@2.service
systemctl stop   ibm-ihs-admin-server@2.service
systemctl status ibm-ihs-admin-server@2.service
systemctl enable ibm-ihs-admin-server@2.service


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