Process execution settings

Use this page to view or change the process execution settings for a server process.

A server process applies to either an application server, a node agent or a deployment manager.

If we are running on IBM i or a distributed operating systems, to view this administrative console page for an application server, click Servers > Server Types > WebSphere application servers > server_name. Then, in the Server Infrastructure section, click Java and process management > Process execution.

If we are running on z/OS , to view this administrative console page for an application server, click Servers > Server Types > WebSphere application servers > server_name. Then, in the Server Infrastructure section, click Java and process management, click either Servant, Control or Adjunct, and then click Process execution.

To view this administrative console page for a node agent, click System Administration > Node agents >nodeagent_name. Then, in the Server Infrastructure section, click Java and process management > Process definition > Process execution.

To view this administrative console page for a node agent, click System Administration > Node agents >nodeagent_name. Then, under Server Infrastructure, click Java and process management > Process definition > Process execution.

To view this administrative console page for a deployment manager, click System Administration > dmgr. Then, in the Server Infrastructure section, click Java and process management > Process definition > Process execution.

To view this administrative console page for a deployment manager, click System Administration > dmgr. Then, in the Server Infrastructure section, click Java and process management, click either Servant, Control or Adjunct, and then click Process execution.


Process Priority

Specifies the operating system priority for the process. The administrative process that launches the server must have root operating system authority in order to honor this setting.

Information Value
Data type Integer
Default 20


UMASK

User mask under which the process runs (the file-mode permission mask).

The deployment manager and application servers must run with

the stated UMASK default value (007 for z/OSz/OS and 022 for UNIX

in order to support system management functions. Therefore, IBM recommends that we do not change the default value of this setting for the deployment manager or the controller.

If the process is running in a servant, we can either specify a different user mask setting in this field or we can define a new environment variable for the servant that changes this setting. The new environment variable is _BPX_BATCH_UMASK. You define this new environment variable using the administrative console. To view the administrative console page, click Environment > WebSphere variables. To define the new variable, select the appropriate scope from the list of available options and then click New to create the name _BPX_BATCH_UMASK and set the desired value.

After defining and setting _BPX_BATCH_UMASK, you will need to restart the server to pick up the new UMASK setting.

Information Value
Data type Integer

Default

022 (for UNIX)

Default

007 (for z/OS)


Run As User

User that the process runs as. This user ID must be defined to the security system.

This field does not apply if you are running on a z/OS operating system. z/OS users must use RACF to associate a user to an address space. A process display shows the RACF associated user as the running user.

Avoid trouble: For the Application Server to transition to the user specified in this option, the user that is launching the process must be a root user

or user defined in Run As User

. This is a restriction of the operating system. After an update and in the event the server does not start, ensure that our ownership of the profile directory is assigned to the non-root user ID, according to the directions specified in the topic, Change ownership for profile maintenance.gotcha

Avoid trouble: When you use the Run As User capability, environment settings are not automatically changed. By default, the application server receives the environment settings, including the $HOME and $USER values, for the user that started the process and not the Run As User value. If any applications that are deployed on the application server require an environment setting set to a specific value for the Run As User, you must either:

If we are using the Run As User capability, it is not recommended that you rely on environment variables, but rather specify the values directly for the application.gotcha

This field is ignored if you are running Microsoft Windows operating systems because Windows user accounts are not managed by the Application Server.

Information Value
Data type String

For the IBM i operating system, additional steps are required to run as a userid other than QEJBSVR. For more information, see the Security section of the WAS for iSeries online documentation. Go to http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/iseries/software/websphere/wsappserver/index.html and navigate to the WAS for iSeries Security information.


Run As Group

Specifies the group that the process is a member of and runs as.

This field does not apply if you are running on a z/OS operating system. z/OS users must use RACF to associate a group to an address space. A process display shows the RACF associated group as the running user.

If the runAsGroup value is specified, then that value is added to the secondary group list. If the runAsGroup value specified is not the runAsUser's primary group, the primary group will only be included in the secondary group list if the user is defined as part of the group list in the group database, typically /etc/group.

This field is ignored.

Information Value
Data type String


Run In Process Group

Specifies a specific process group for the process. A process group is a mechanism that the operating system uses to logically associate multiple processes and operate on them as a single unit. Usually, the operating system uses this mechanism for signal distribution.

This field does not apply if you are running on a z/OS operating system. z/OS users must use RACF to associate a process group to an address space. A process display shows the RACF associated process group as the running user.

Specific operating systems might allow other operations to be performed on a process group. Refer to the operating system documentation for more information on the operations that can be performed on a process group.

This field is ignored.

Information Value
Data type Integer
Default 0, which indicates that the process is not assigned to a specific process group.


Related tasks


Define application server processes


Related information:

WebSphere variables collection Reference topic