stopServer command

The stopServer command reads the configuration file for the specified server process. This command sends a Java Management Extensions (JMX) command to the server telling it to shut down. By default, the stopServer command does not return control to the command line until the server completes the shut down process. There is a -nowait option to return immediately, as well as other options to control the behavior of the stopServer command. For more information about where to run this command, see the Using command tools article.

If you are using the Windows platform and the you have the application server running as a Windows service, the stopServer command will start the associated Windows service and it will be responsible for starting the application server.



The command syntax is as follows

stopServer <server> [options]
where server is the name of the configuration directory of the server you want to stop. This argument is required.



The following options are available for the stopServer command:


Tells the stopServer command not to wait for successful shutdown of the server process.


Suppresses the progress information that the stopServer command prints in normal mode.

-logfile <fileName>

Specifies the location of the log file to which information is written.


Defines the profile of the Application Server process in a multi-profile installation. The -profileName option is not required for running in a single profile environment. The default for this option is the default profile.


Replaces the log file instead of appending to the current log.


Generates trace information into a file for debugging purposes.

-timeout <seconds>

Specifies the time to wait for server shutdown before timing out and returning an error.

-statusport <portNumber>

Supports an administrator in setting the port number for server status callback.

-conntype <type>

Specifies the Java Management Extensions (JMX) connector type to use for connecting to the deployment manager. Valid types are Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), or RMI.

-port <portNumber>

Specifies the server Java Management Extensions (JMX) port to use explicitly, so that one can avoid reading the configuration files to obtain the information.

-username <name>

Specifies the user name for authentication if security is enabled in the server. Acts the same as the -user option.

-user <name>

Specifies the user name for authentication if security is enabled in the server. Acts the same as the -username option.

-password <password>

Specifies the password for authentication if security is enabled in the server.

Note: If you are running in a secure environment but have not provided a user ID and password, you will receive the following error message

ADMN0022E: Access denied for the stop operation on Server MBean due 
to insufficient or empty credentials.
To solve this problem, provide the user ID and password information.


Prints a usage statement.


Prints a usage statement.


Usage scenario

The following examples demonstrate

correct syntax

stopServer server1

stopServer server1 -nowait 

stopServer server1 -trace (produces the stopserver.log file)