server start command
Starts the named Open Liberty server as a background process.
The standard output and error from the server process are redirected to the
myserver server in the background:
server start myserver
myserver server in the background and set the
variable_name variable to the
server start myserver -- --variable_name=variable_value
myserver server without persistent cached data:
server start myserver --clean
Run the command from the
server start serverName [options]
The name of the server to run the command against. If no server is specified, a server called
defaultServeris automatically created to run the command against.
One or more optional parameters.
Cleans all persistent cached information that is related to the specified server instance, which includes OSGi resolver metadata and persistent OSGi bundle data. If you use this option, the server is required to recompute any cached data at the next startup, which might take more time than a restart that reuses cached data.
Defines variables. Include
The following exit codes are available for the
server start command and the equivalent executable JAR file
OK. 0 indicates successful completion of the requested operation.
1 indicates invocation of a redundant operation, such as starting a started server or stopping a stopper server. 1 might also be returned if the JVM options that were used are not valid.
2 indicates that the server does not exist.
Exit codes greater than or equal to 20 indicate that an error occurred while performing the request. Messages are printed and captured in log files with more information about the error.
Server process properties
The following JVM options are added:
-javaagent:wlp/bin/tools/ws-javaagent.jaris required for server capabilities such as trace and monitoring.
-Xshareclassesand related options are on Eclipse Open J9 to enable the shared class cache.
-XX:MaxPermSizeis set on HotSpot Java SE 7 to increase the size of the permanent generation space.
java.awt.HeadlessExceptionon all platforms and focus-stealing problems on Mac OS X.
server command sets the
umask value to deny all permissions to
Other users before the command runs the action.
The current working directory of the server process is set to the server output directory.
The server command creates a process ID (PID) file when you start the server and deletes the PID file when you stop the server.