1.3. Starting and Stopping Servers

The Directory Server is running when the setup-ds-admin.pl script completes. Avoid stopping and starting the server to prevent interrupting replication, searches, and other server operations.
  • If the Directory Server has SSL enabled, you cannot restart the server from the Console; you must use the command-line. It is possible to restart without being prompted for a password; see Section 12.4.3, “Creating a Password File for the Directory Server” for more information.
  • Rebooting the host system can automatically start the ns-slapd process. The directory provides startup or run command (rc) scripts. On Red Hat Enterprise Linux, use the chkconfig command to enable the Directory Server and Administration Server to start on boot. For HP-UX, check the operating system documentation for details on adding these scripts.

1.3.1. Starting and Stopping Directory Server from the Console

  1. Start the Directory Server Console.
    redhat-idm-console -a http://localhost:9830
  2. In the Tasks tab, click Start the Directory Server, Stop the Directory Server, or Restart the Directory Server.
When the Directory Server is successfully started or stopped from the Directory Server Console, the server displays a message box stating that the server has either started or shut down.

1.3.2. Starting and Stopping Directory Server from the Command Line

There are two ways to start, stop, or restart the Directory Server:
  • There are scripts in the instance directories. For example:
    /usr/lib/dirsrv/slapd-instance/start-slapd
    /usr/lib/dirsrv/slapd-instance/restart-slapd
    /usr/lib/dirsrv/slapd-instance/stop-slapd
    
  • The Directory Server service can also be stopped and started using system tools on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. For example, Linux uses the service tool:
    service dirsrv {start|stop|restart} instance

    NOTE

    The service name for the Directory Server process on Red Hat Enterprise Linux is dirsrv.
The Directory Server instance name can be specific in both the start|stop|restart-slapd and system scripts. If an instance name is not given, the start or stop operation applies to all instances on the machine.

1.3.3. Starting and Stopping Administration Server

There are two ways to start, stop, or restart the Administration Server:
  • There are scripts in the /usr/sbin directory.
    /usr/sbin/start|stop|restart-ds-admin
  • The Administration Server service can also be stopped and started using system tools on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. For example, on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the command is service:
    service dirsrv-admin {start|stop|restart}

    NOTE

    The service name for the Administration Server process on Red Hat Enterprise Linux is dirsrv-admin.