Startup parameter: shutdown

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.




Use this parameter at the operating system command prompt to perform the following actions:

  • Immediately shut down the Service Manager server.
  • Shut down a specific Service Manager process by specifying the hostname of the Service Manager server and system process (PID) that you want to shut down.

Note If the host is not specified, the default is localhost.

Warning: Using the shutdown parameter immediately shuts down the Service Manager server without any warning to connected users and could result in data loss or corruption. We recommend you first quiesce a system before shutting it down.

Valid if set from

Server's operating system command prompt

Requires restart of the Service Manager server?


Default value


Possible values


Example usage

Shut down the local Service Manager server.

Command line: sm -shutdown

Shut down a specific Service Manager process.

Command line: sm -shutdown -PID:1234

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Enter a parameter in the sm.ini file

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