The Suspend command
transitions a server instance from the
RUNNING state to
ADMIN state. In the
WebLogic 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. See ADMIN
Moves server instances from the
state to the
ADMIN state, allowing work in
process to be handled gracefully. While in the
SUSPENDING state, Work Managers complete
in-flight processing for pending work in application threads.
For more information, see Suspending State.
Immediately moves server instances from the
RUNNING state to the
state, without handling work in process gracefully. For more
information, see Force
For information on how the server transitions from
RUNNING to the
ADMIN state, see
Understanding Server States.