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Starting and Shutting Down


 

Once you have successfully installed Firewall Analyzer, start the Firewall Analyzer server by following the steps below.

 

This topic covers the following procedures:

Starting Firewall Analyzer

Windows:

 

Click on Start > Programs > ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer x > Firewall Analyzer to start the server.

Alternatively, you can navigate to the <Firewall Analyzer Home>\bin folder and invoke the run.bat file.

Windows Service:

Ensure that the Firewall Analyzer application is installed as Windows Service. When you install with single click, by default it will be installed as Windows Services. If you have carried out custom installation, and chose not to install the application as Windows Service, carry out the procedure to convert the application installation as Windows Service. After this, carryout the following procedure to start as Windows Service.

  • Go to the Windows Control Panel, Select Administrative Tools > Services.
  • Right-click ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer x and select Start in the menu.
  • Alternatively, select Properties. The <Service> Properties screen opens up.
  • In the General tab of the screen, check the Service status is "Stopped" and Start button is in enabled state and other buttons besides are grayed.
  • Click Start button to start the server as windows service.

 

 

Linux:

 

Navigate to the <Firewall Analyzer Home>/bin directory and execute the run.sh file.

 

As soon as this is done, a command prompt window opens showing startup information on several modules of Firewall Analyzer. Once all the modules have been successfully created, the following message is displayed:

 

Server started.
Please connect your client at http://localhost:8500

 

where 8500 is replaced by the port you have specified as the web server port during installation.

 

Starting the Firewall Analyzer service in Linux

/etc/init.d/firewallanalyzer start

 

Check the status of Firewall Analyzer service

/etc/init.d/firewallanalyzer status
ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer x is running (15935).

 

 

Shutting Down Firewall Analyzer

Follow the steps below to shut down the Firewall Analyzer server. Please note that once the server is successfully shut down, the PostgreSQL database connection is automatically closed, and all the ports used by Firewall Analyzer are freed.

 

Windows:

  1. Navigate to the Program folder in which Firewall Analyzer has been installed. By default, this is Start > Programs > ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer x .
  2. Select the option Shut Down Firewall Analyzer.
  3. Alternatively, you can navigate to the <Firewall Analyzer Home>\bin folder and invoke the shutdown.bat file.
  4. You will be asked to confirm your choice, after which the Firewall Analyzer server is shut down.

Windows Service:

Ensure that the Firewall Analyzer application is installed as Windows Service. When you install with single click, by default it will be installed as Windows Services. If you have carried out custom installation, and chose not to install the application as Windows Service, carry out the procedure to convert the application installation as Windows Service. After this, carryout the following procedure to start as Windows Service.

  • Go to the Windows Control Panel, Select Administrative Tools > Services.
  • Right-click ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer x, and select Stop in the menu.
  • Alternatively, select Properties. The <Service> Properties screen opens up.
  • In the General tab of the screen, check the Service status is "Started" and Stop button is in enabled state and other buttons besides are grayed.
  • Click Stop button to stop the windows service.

 

Linux:

  1. Navigate to the <Firewall Analyzer Home>/bin directory.
  2. Execute the shutdown.sh file.
  3. You will be asked to confirm your choice, after which the Firewall Analyzer server is shut down.

Stopping Firewall Analyzer service in Linux


/etc/init.d/firewallanalyzer stop
Stopping ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer x...
Stopped ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer x.

 

Check the status of the service again


/etc/init.d/firewallanalyzer status
ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer x is not running.

 

To configure Firewall Analyzer as service in Linux, after installation

Normally, the Firewall Analyzer is installed as a service. If you have installed as an application and not as a service, you can configure it as a service any time later. The procedure to configure as service, start and stop the service is given below.

 

To configure Firewall Analyzer as a service after installation, execute the following command.

sh configureAsService.sh -i

Usage of Firewall Analyzer service command

 

<Firewall Analyzer Home>/bin # /etc/init.d/firewallanalyzer
Usage: /etc/init.d/firewallanalyzer { console | start | stop | restart | status | dump }

 

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