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Status Needs more information
Workspace UrbanCode
Categories Deploy
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 18, 2023

Add the missing WAS cell stop and start processes needed to complete apply some configuration changes.

Some configuration changes require more part of a WAS cell to be stopped and started to apply some configuration changes.

Everyone would benefit from it.  It is not helpful to have process pallet widgets to change WAS configurations and then not have them go into effect because the WAS cell was not recycled.


Add the following to the processes pallet under “Application Server” -> “Java”


Add the following to the process pallet under “Application Server” -> “Java”

Deployment / WebSphere / Stop Node Agent

Deployment / WebSphere / Start Node Agent

Note: List all nodes in a cell and allow multi select in the dropdown list of node agents.


Deployment / WebSphere / Stop Deployment Manager (a.k.a. ISC)

Deployment / WebSphere / Start Deployment Manager (a.k.a. ISC)


Deployment / WebSphere / Stop whole cell

Deployment / WebSphere / Start whole cell

Note: List all cell parts for informational purposes only, DMgr, Node Agents, Cluster Members.

Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Randy Langehennig
    Apr 15, 2024

    Hi Paul, can we please meet with you to discuss this idea? Our plugin developer would like to meet with you. Please let us know and I am moving the status of this idea to 'needs more information'.

  • Admin
    Randy Langehennig
    Aug 8, 2023

    Hi Paul, can we schedule a call with you to review the requirements with our plugin developer? Could you share with me your contact email and I will work to get a meeting scheduled? My email address is Thank you, -Randy Langehennig

  • Admin
    Randy Langehennig
    Jul 19, 2023

    Thank you very much for submitting this IDEA. We are going to speak internally with our plugin development team to review this and we will get back to you.