To start an enterprise server instance

  1. In the table of servers on the Enterprise Server Administration Home page, find the row for the server that you want to start, and click Start in the Current Status column.

    A screen is displayed showing the server details and security configuration information. This screen also gives you the option of specifying operating system and Enterprise Server security credentials to be used.

  2. Click OK.

    The Enterprise Server Administration Home page is displayed, and progress is shown in the in the Status Log column. If you have Show local console checked on the Edit Server page, the enterprise server console daemon window appears indicating the progress.

  3. After a few seconds click Refresh on the Home page.

    When the server starts, the value in Current Status changes to Started.


If the server does not start for a prolonged time the reason might be that it has encountered an unrecoverable error but the server process remains active. In this case click Details to go to the Server > Control page, then click Stop Server to shut down the unsuccessful server process. Alternatively it might have encountered an unrecoverable error during the startup process and shut down without informing the Directory Server. In this case you can restart it using Start Server on the Server > Control page.