Disable ports and their associated transport chains

Transport chains cannot be disabled the same way that HTTP transports can be disabled. Because we cannot have multiple HTTP transports associated with the same port, when you disable an HTTP transport, you effectively disable the associated port and stop all traffic on that port. However, the process is more complicated for a port that has associated transport chains because multiple transport chains might be associated with the same port, and you might not want to disrupt traffic on all of the transport chains at the same time.

Determine whether to disable a particular transport chain or all of the transport chains associated with a specific port.

You might need to disable a transport chain to temporarily stop all incoming traffic on a particular port or on a particular transport chain that is associated with that port.

To disable a specific transport chain:

  1. In the console, click Servers > Server Types > WebSphere application servers > server_name > Ports.

  2. In the list of available ports, locate the port to delete and click View associated transports for that port.

  3. Click the transport chain to disable.

  4. Unselect the Enabled field, and click OK. To temporarily stop all of the incoming traffic on a port, repeat this step for all of the transport chains associated with this port.

  5. Click Save to save the changes.

What to do next

When you want traffic to resume on these disabled transport chains, repeat the preceding steps for all of the transport chains you disabled, and select the Enabled field.