The STOP method stops the BEA WebLogic Server configured in the resource. By default, the STOP method kills the BEA WebLogic Server by sending a SIGKILL to the BEA WebLogic process. If the smooth_shutdown extension property is set to TRUE, the STOP method tries to bring down the BEA WebLogic instance by running the command
java weblogic.Admin -url hostname:port -username $WLS_USER -password $WLS_PW SHUTDOWN
If this command fails, the BEA WebLogic Server is shut down by using SIGKILL. Even if the command succeeds, the STOP method sends SIGKILL to make sure the BEA WebLogic process is stopped.
If the smooth_shutdown extension property is set to TRUE, make sure the WLS_USER and WLS_PW are set in the BEA WebLogic Server START script. Once the Smooth_shutdown is set to TRUE, the WLS_USER and WLS_PW must not be removed from the START script unless the extension property is set to FALSE again.