Before you begin
You must install a Web service before you can start or stop it. See Install a Web service.
After you install a Web service, you must start it so that client applications are able to invoke it. You can stop the Web service if you want to prevent client applications from invoking it, but you do not want to delete the Web service from your domain.
When you start a Web service, you can specify that it go into Production or Administration mode. In Production mode, the Web service is available to all clients. WebLogic Server transitions the application to Administration mode after it copies deployment files to target Managed Servers and clusters and validates the deployment configuration. Administration mode restricts access to an application to a configured Administration channel. You can distribute an application into a production environment (or distribute a new version of an application) without opening the application to external client connections.
To start or stop a Web service:
Note: Web services are deployed as part of an enterprise application, Web application, or EJB. Therefore, to start or stop a Web service, you start or stop the Java EE module or application in which it is packaged. To understand how Web services are displayed in the Administration Console, see View installed Web services.
When you start an application, you must pick one of the following options:
Servicing all requests: Specifies that WebLogic Server make the application immediately available to all clients.
Servicing only administrative requests: Specifies that WebLogic Server make the application available in Administration Mode only.
When you stop an application, you must pick one of the following options:
When work completes: Specifies that WebLogic Server wait for the application to finish its work and for all currently connected users to disconnect.
Force stop now: Specifies that WebLogic Server stop the application immediately, regardless of the work that is being performed and the users that are connected.
Stop, but continue servicing administrative requests: Specifies that WebLogic Server stop the application once all its work has finished, but to then put the application in Administration Mode so it can be accessed for administrative purposes.