Starting the Servlet Runner

Before you can run the Administrative WebStation, the Metering Server, or the Terminal ID Manager, you must start the servlet runner. The Tomcat servlet runner is installed by default when you install the product with the automated installer. If you are using a servlet runner other than the one provided, refer to its documentation to start and stop the servlet runner.

Automated installation

If you used the automated installer, the servlet runner is installed as a service and you do not need to start it manually.

On Windows, you can start or stop the service by going to the Windows Services list and selecting Micro Focus MSS Server.

For UNIX and Linux platforms, you can start and stop the service at run level changes using the method that is appropriate to your platform. Use the -start and -stop parameters described below. If you used the automated installer, a link to the services is created in this location:

/etc/init.d

Manual installation

If you installed manually, run MssServer.exe (Windows) or mssserver (UNIX and Linux) to start the servlet runner. It is located in the Management and Security Server install directory.

Windows

  1. MssServer.exe -install. This command installs Administrative Server as a Windows service.

  2. MssServer.exe -start

UNIX/Linux

  1. Use the daemon appropriate to your platform for installing or uninstalling the servlet runner as a service.

  2. MssServer -start

Parameters

The parameters for the Administrative Server (MssServer) and the Security Proxy (an optional add-on) are identical. The available parameters are as follows:

-start

Start the Administrative Server or Security Proxy Server

-stop

Stop the Administrative Server or Security Proxy Server

-status

Display the status of the Administrative Server or Security Proxy Server

-install

Install the Administrative Server or Security Proxy Server as a service (Windows only)

-uninstall

Uninstall the Administrative Server or Security Proxy Server as a service (Windows only)

You can also use JVM options to customize the servlet runner launcher.