Start Service Manager

To start a Service Manager system, do one of the following:

  • Start Windows service "Micro Focus Service Manager <version> Server" on Windows
  • Execute the smstart script on Unix systems

Single servlets can be started by command line (the executable sm in the RUN directory) for a limited amount of time.

Service Manager is using a JGroups open source component to build a reliable cluster of Service Manager servlets. In case Service Manager must be stopped completely, the JGroups cluster is shutdown as well.

When a servlet is started, it tries to join an already existing JGroups cluster, otherwise it will create a new cluster that others can join. To create a cluster, a valid license must exist for the host and the grouplicenseip parameter must include the IP address of the host.

Related topics

Operation tasks

Startup and shutdown

Troubleshooting: Server will not start

Parameter: grouplicenseip