Parameter: restartRandMax

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 initialization file option specifies the maximum number of minutes the server can randomly add to spread out the restart times of processes on a host. The server will randomly pick a number from 0 to the parameter value to add to the restart wait time.

Note The random extension of the restart time only applies when all processes on a host are restarting. The purpose of the random restart time extension is to minimize the chance that two or more processes restart at the same time since each process that restarts briefly reduces system capacity. If you are only restarting one process, there is no need to stagger restart times to preserve capacity and therefore the server ignores any restartRandMax value.

Valid if set from

Initialization file (sm.ini)

Requires restart of the Service Manager server?


Default value

15 minutes

Possible values

Number of minutes

Example usage

Initialization file: restartRandMax:10

Related topics

System parameters
Managing multiple servlet container processes

Related topics

Enter a parameter in sm.cfg or the server’s OS command prompt

Related topics

Parameter: restart
Parameter: restartGraceInterval