Parameter: groupname

Startup parameters change the behavior of the Service Manager server. You can always set a startup parameter from the server's operating system command prompt.




This parameter creates a virtual group that servlet container processes across multiple systems can join for horizontal scaling purposes. Systems that list the same virtual group name are part of the same group. This parameter requires the use of the groupmcastaddress and groupport parameters to define the resources group members can use to talk to the load balancer process.

It is best practice to place this parameter in the Service Manager initialization file so that all servlet container processes started on the same host share the virtual group name specified by this parameter.

Valid if set from

Server's operating system command prompt

Initialization file (sm.ini)

Requires restart of the Service Manager server?


Default value


Possible values

Any alphanumeric name without spaces

Example usage

Initialization file:


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Enter a parameter in the sm.ini file

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