Before you begin
You can start a server
instance so that at the end of its startup cycle, the server is in the
STANDBY state. In this
state, the server listens for administrative requests only on the
domain-wide administration port and only accepts life cycle commands
that transition the server instance to either the
SHUTDOWN state. Other
administration requests are not accepted. Starting a server instance in
standby is a method of keeping it available as a "hot" backup, a useful
capability in high-availability environments.
For information on how the server transitions from
STANDBY to the
SHUTDOWN state, see Understanding Server Life
After you finish
When you are ready for this server to receive non-administrative requests, see Resume a server.