How to start or stop WebSphere deployment manager

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You must install the network deployment manager (dmgr) and create a deployment manager profile before you can start or stop the deployment manager. Starting or stopping the deployment manager will not stop or start the applications, application servers, or node agents.

Web console

Stop the deployment manager. Once you stop the deployment manager, you will no longer be to use the web console. The deployment manager will need to be started from the command line to be able to use the web console again.

  1. In the left panel of the WebSphere web console, expand System Administration.
  2. Select Deployment manager.
  3. Select Stop.


Command Line

Start a deployment manager.

~]# /opt/IBM/WebSphere/your_dmgr_server/bin/
. . .
ADMU3000I: Server your_dmgr_server open for e-business; process id is 12345


Stop a deployment manager.

~]# /opt/IBM/WebSphere/your_dmgr_server/bin/
. . .
ADMU4000i: Server your_dmgr_server stop completed.


A crontab job can be created to ensure the deployment manager is started when the system is rebooted.

@reboot bash /opt/IBM/WebSphere/your_dmgr_server/bin/


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