Starting and Shutting Down Applications Manager


Starting Applications Manager

Once installation is successful, you can start the Applications Manager by following the instructions provided for different operating systems.

To start Applications Manager

In Windows:

  • Click Start → Programs → ManageEngine Applications Manager XX → Applications Manager Start (or)
  • Invoke the batch file startApplicationsManager.bat file located in the <Applications Manager Home> directory.

Once the server is initialized, a tray icon is placed in the Windows system tray . After the server is started completely the icon changes to  and a message "Server Ready for Monitoring!" is displayed over the icon. Right-click on the Applications Manager tray icon to connect to the web client or stop Applications Manager.

Starting Applications Manager as a Windows Service:

In Windows, you can start Applications Manager as a service. With this feature you can start the Applications Manager server automatically when the Windows system starts.

By default, during product installation, you can choose to install it as a service (More on Installation). If you have not enabled it then, use the following option to setup Applications Manager as a service.

  1. Go to <Applications Manager Home>/bin directory, execute the installservice.bat file. On executing this file, 'ManageEngine Applications Manager' service is added in Windows Services and the startup type is set as 'Automatic', by default. (To ensure if it is installed as a service, check for the 'Services' under 'Windows Administrative Tools').
    Note: For installing Applications Manager as service, you need to have administrative privileges in that system.
  2. Now, when you start Windows system, Applications Manager is automatically started. You can swap between Automatic and Manual modes.

To uninstall this service, go to <Applications Manager Home>/bin directory and execute the uninstallservice.bat file.

In Linux:

Execute the startApplicationsManager.sh file in the <Applications Manager Home> directory. See this blog to get tips on starting Applications Manager when Linux boots.

Starting Applications Manager as a Linux service:

You can start Applications Manager as a Linux service. With this feature, you can start the Applications Manager server automatically when the system starts. Follow the steps mentioned below to install AppManager as a service on a Linux box:

  1. Copy the attached AppManageLinuxService file to /etc/init.d directory as the file "AppManager".
  2. Edit the MDIR variable in this file which should point to the Home folder of AppManager Installation directory. Typically, the default installation folder on a Linux box will be /opt/ME/AppManager_Home. Hence the value for MDIR will be: MDIR=/opt/ME/AppManager_Home
  3. Provide executable permissions for this script using: chmod 755 /etc/init.d/AppManager
  4. Use chkconfig command to add "AppManager" as a service: chkconfig --add AppManager or use update-rc.d AppManager defaults

Note:

Tested for Ubuntu 10.04 & above and AppManager Build No: 11 & above.

Try the above steps and revert the changes. If you face any problem, contact appmanager-support@manageengine.com for assistance.

 

Troubleshoot: Having trouble starting Applications Manager? Refer to the online Troubleshooting section.

Shutting Down Applications Manager

To shutdown Applications Manager

In Windows

  • Click Start → Programs → ManageEngine Applications Manager XX → Applications Manager Shutdown (or)
  • In Applications Manager's Admin tab, under Tools, click on Shut Down Applications Manager icon (or)
  • Invoke shutdownApplicationsManager.bat file located in the <Applications Manager Home> directory (or)
  • Right-click on the Applications Manager tray icon and click Stop Applications Manager (or)
  • Go to Start → Run → services.msc → opens up Services console → stop ManageEngine Applications Manager. [If Applications Manager is running as service]

In Linux

Use shutdownApplicationsManager.sh script located in the <Applications Manager Home> directory to shutdown Applications Manager.

You can also use the Shut Down Applications Manager tool under Admin tab in Applications Manager.