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AppServer and Internet Adapter Administration : Configuring and Managing the AppServer : Starting and managing an AppServer instance

Starting and managing an AppServer instance

OpenEdge provides two mechanisms to start and manage AppServers—OpenEdge Management or OpenEdge Explorer, and the command-line management utilities. In general, you can start AppServer instances and the NameServer that controls them in any order. However, to allow clients to connect to any AppServer, you must first start the controlling NameServer for that AppServer.
You can also shut down a NameServer and the AppServer instances that it controls in any order. However, when you shut down the NameServer, any client applications that are not already connected cannot connect to the AppServer instances that this NameServer controls. Connected clients can still continue to operate with any running AppServers. If you restart the NameServer, any running AppServers that it controls automatically register with it and again become available for client connections.
Before you begin to develop or deploy applications in Windows or UNIX, note the requirements for each platform.
* Requirements for starting an AppServer
* Starting and managing an AppServer with OpenEdge Management or OpenEdge Explorer
* Starting and managing an AppServer with the management utilities