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 7.4.4, “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. Use the chkconfig command to enable the Directory Server and Admin Server to start on boot.

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

The most common way to start and stop the Directory Server service is using system tools on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. For example, Linux uses the service tool:
service dirsrv {start|stop|restart} instance
Passing the instance name stops or starts only that instance; not giving any name starts or stops all instances.

Note

The service name for the Directory Server service on Red Hat Enterprise Linux is dirsrv.
The start/stop scripts are in the /usr/sbin/ directory and are run similar to the service start/stop command:
/usr/sbin/{start|stop|restart}-dirsrv instance
If the instance name is not given, then the all instances are started or stopped.
Alternatively, each instance has its own start and stop scripts that apply only to that instance.
/etc/dirsrv/slapd-instance_name/{start|stop|restart}-slapd

1.3.3. Starting and Stopping Admin Server

The Admin Server service is stopped and started using system tools on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. For example, on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64-bit), the command is service:
service dirsrv-admin {start|stop|restart}

Note

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