Application Server as a Service in Unix

Running the Application Server as a service or daemon on the machine ensures that service restart automatically when the machine reboots and also provides the capability to start the server with a UNIX shell.

In this post, we will create Weblogic  server as a service making it to start at machine reboot in few steps as follows:

Step 1: Create a file to configure the init script with name weblogic inside directory /etc/default/ with content, as follows:

# /etc/default/weblogic script used to configure the init script

# Weblogic Server installation home directory

# Weblogic Server sample server

# Username password for stopping

Step 2: Create a file with name weblogic inside directory /etc/init.d/ with content, as follows:


. /etc/default/weblogic

start() {
  ${WLSHOME}${SAMPLESERVER}/bin/startWebLogic.sh &

stop() {
  ${WLSHOME}${SAMPLESERVER}/bin/stopWebLogic.sh -username ${USER} -password ${PASSWORD} &

case "$1" in
echo "Usage: $0 {start|stop|restart}"
exit 1

Step 3: Make weblogic file inside directory /etc/init.d/ as executable

$ cd /etc/init.d/
$ chmod +x weblogic

Step 4: Add the service to the automatic startup system.

$ sudo update-rc.d weblogic defaults
Reference: Application Server as a Service in Unix from our SCG partner Arpit Aggarwal at the Arpit Aggarwal blog.

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Arpit Aggarwal

Arpit is a Consultant at Xebia in India. He has been designing and building J2EE applications since more than 4 years. He is fond of Object Oriented and lover of Functional programming and his specialties are Java, J2EE, Scala, SOA, Cloud and Big Data Technologies.
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Raghavan alias Saravanan Muthu

Good tip Arpit.

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