Perform a cold start on a DE (dSeries) Server.
CA Workload Automation DE - 11.3, 12.0
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:
- On UNIX, open the following file in a text editor:
2. Update the start.type and start.type.level parameters to the following:
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.
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.
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.