Use this task to stop a cluster and any application servers that are members of that cluster.
OverviewYou can stop all application servers that are members of a cluster at the same time by stopping the cluster. That is, one can stop all application servers in a server cluster at the same time.
Note to Windows users: If you start and stop application servers that are part of a cluster using the Windows Services facility, the cluster state does not always update correctly. For example, if a cluster is running and you stop a cluster member through the Services GUI, the cluster state remains as Started even though the server is no longer running.
- Click Servers > Clusters in the console navigation tree to access the Server Cluster page.
- Select those clusters whose members you want stopped.
- Click Stop or Immediate Stop.
- Stop halts each server in a manner that allows the server to finish existing requests and allows failover to another member of the cluster. When the stop operation begins the cluster state changes to partially stopped. After all servers stop, the cluster state becomes stopped.
- Immediate Stop brings down the server quickly without regard to existing requests. The server ignores any current or pending tasks. When the stop operation begins, the cluster state changes to partially stopped. After all servers stop, the cluster state becomes stopped.
What to do nextSee Balancing workloads with clusters for more information about the tasks one can complete with clustering.
Balancing workloads with clusters