The startup mode specifies
the state in which a server instance should be started. The default is
to start in the RUNNING state.
To specify the startup
If you have not already done so, in the Change Center of the Administration Console, click Lock & Edit (see Use the Change Center).
In the left
pane of the Console, expand Environment and
In the Servers table, click the name of
the Managed Server instance for which you want to specify the startup
Select Configuration > General and at
the bottom of the page, click Advanced.
In the Startup Mode field, select:
Running: In the
RUNNING state, a server offers its services to
clients and can operate as a full member of a cluster.
Administration: In the
ADMIN state, the server is up and running, but
available only for administration operations, allowing you to
perform server and application-level administration tasks without
risk to running applications. For more information, see ADMIN
Standby: In the
STANDBY state, a server can accept administration
commands and participate in cluster communication, but is not
accessible for requests that come from external clients. If you
specify STANDBY, you must also enable the
domain-wide administration port. See Configure the domain-wide
To activate these changes, in the Change Center of the Administration Console, click Activate Changes. Not all changes take effect immediately—some require a restart (see Use the Change Center).