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How to start and stop IBM IHS admin server

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The adminctl command can be used to start or stop IBM IHS admin server.

${ihs_install_root}/bin/adminctl -k start
${ihs_install_root}/bin/adminctl -k stop


Once started, the ps command can be used to ensure the admin server is running.

~]# ps -ef | grep httpd
nobody  12345  1234  0  07:04  ?  00:00:00 -f /path/to/admin.conf -k start


You should now be able to use the IHS admin server. There is no web interface for the admin server. If you navigate to, there will be a prompt for your username and password.


When you provide your username and password, the following page will be displayed. This is normal, and not suggestive of a problem.


There are other parts of IBM software that will use the admin server. For example, if you want to be able to start or stop IHS from a WebSphere deployment manager, you will need to provide the admin server port and credentials when adding the web server to the dmgr.

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