How to perform a cold start on a DE (dSeries) Server

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Article ID: 16597

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Products

DSERIES- SERVER CA Workload Automation DE - System Agent (dSeries)

Issue/Introduction

Perform a cold start on a DE (dSeries) Server.

 

Environment

CA Workload Automation DE - 11.3, 12.0

Resolution

You can perform a cold start on the Primary and Standby servers in a CA WA High Availability configuration when you want to restart the servers and delete all active workload and processing data.

To perform a cold start on a DE (dSeries) Server, follow these steps:

1. Stop the DE Server.

- go to the home directory where the server is installed (DE Install directory)

- On Windows, open the following file in a text editor:

<DE_Install_dir>\conf\runonce.properties.bak

- On UNIX, open the following file in a text editor:

<DE_Install_dir>/conf/runonce.properties.bak

2. Update the start.type and start.type.level parameters to the following:

start.type=COLD

start.type.level=<value>

Example: start.type.level=1

The <value> is a level

(-2) Specifies that the server starts with a normal cold start, but scheduled Events that were not yet processed at the time of shutdown are rescheduled (a SCHEDULEALLEVENTS request). Events that require a manual trigger are not preserved.

(-1) Specifies that the server starts with a normal cold start and the generation count for all Applications is set to 0 (zero).

(0) Specifies a normal cold start.

(1) Specifies that the server starts with a cold start, but all scheduled Events are preserved.
Events that were not yet processed at the time of shutdown continue to trigger after the server starts.
Events that require a manual trigger are also preserved.

(2) Specifies that the server starts with a cold start, but active workload is preserved.
Workload that was running at the time of shutdown continues to run after the server starts.

Default: 0

3. Save and close the file

4. Remove the .bak extension from the file name (The file is renamed to runonce.properties)

5. Start the DE Server.

The server is cold-started.

Additional Information

You rarely need to perform a cold start. However, if required, you can perform a cold start on the server in a single server (stand-alone) configuration or in a CA WA High Availability configuration.

Important! When you perform a normal cold start, the server deletes all active workload and associated states, and you lose all active processing data.

Cold and Warm Start