How to stop and start services



Commands for services, agents, and applications are outlined on this page. For most of the services the format of the command starts with /etc/init.d/groundwork and includes the <type of action> and the <name of service>

In most cases, stopping, starting, and restarting any of the services is not advised. These services are interdependent upon one another. Restarting gwservices or other GroundWork Monitor services may make UI components unresponsive in the browser. If you must stop and start one of these services have all users log out of the server first.
Stop, Start, Restart, Status Services
  • Apache2
    /etc/init.d/groundwork stop apache
    /etc/init.d/groundwork start apache
    /etc/init.d/groundwork restart apache
    /etc/init.d/groundwork status apache
  • SNMP Trap Translator
    /etc/init.d/groundwork stop snmptt
    /etc/init.d/groundwork start snmptt
    /etc/init.d/groundwork restart snmptt
    /etc/init.d/groundwork status snmptt
  • SNMP Trap Daemon
    /etc/init.d/groundwork stop snmptrapd
    /etc/init.d/groundwork start snmptrapd
    /etc/init.d/groundwork restart snmptrapd
    /etc/init.d/groundwork status snmptrapd
  • Nagios
    /etc/init.d/groundwork stop nagios
    /etc/init.d/groundwork start nagios
    /etc/init.d/groundwork restart nagios
    /etc/init.d/groundwork status nagios
  • Foundation
    /etc/init.d/groundwork stop gwservices
    /etc/init.d/groundwork start gwservices
    /etc/init.d/groundwork restart gwservices
    /etc/init.d/groundwork status gwservices
  • syslog-ng
    /etc/init.d/groundwork stop syslog-ng
    /etc/init.d/groundwork start syslog-ng
    /etc/init.d/groundwork restart syslog-ng
    /etc/init.d/groundwork status syslog-ng
  • syslogd
    /etc/init.d/groundwork stop syslogd
    /etc/init.d/groundwork start syslogd
    /etc/init.d/groundwork restart syslogd
  • PostgreSQL
    /etc/init.d/groundwork stop postgresql
    /etc/init.d/groundwork start postgresql
    /etc/init.d/groundwork restart postgresql
    /etc/init.d/groundwork status postgresql
  • InfluxDB
    /etc/init.d/groundwork stop influxdb
    /etc/init.d/groundwork start influxdb
    /etc/init.d/groundwork restart influxdb
    /etc/init.d/groundwork status influxdb
Stop, Start, Restart, Status Agents
  • AIX
    startsrc -s gdma
    stopsrc -s gdma
    lssrc -s gdma
  • Linux
    service gdma start
    service gdma stop
    service gdma restart
    service gdma status
  • Solaris
    /etc/init.d/gdma start
    /etc/init.d/gdma stop
    /etc/init.d/gdma status (GDMA 2.5.0 and later)
  • Windows
    net start gdma
    net stop gdma
Stop, Start, Restart Applications
  • GroundWork
    /etc/init.d/groundwork stop
    /etc/init.d/groundwork start
    /etc/init.d/groundwork restart
    /etc/init.d/groundwork status
  • GroundWork Grafana
    /etc/init.d/groundwork stop grafana
    /etc/init.d/groundwork start grafana
    /etc/init.d/groundwork restart grafana
    /etc/init.d/groundwork status grafana
  • Notification Manager (NoMa)
    /etc/init.d/groundwork stop noma
    /etc/init.d/groundwork start noma
    /etc/init.d/groundwork restart noma
    /etc/init.d/groundwork status noma
  • Ntop
    /etc/init.d/groundwork stop ntop
    /etc/init.d/groundwork start ntop
    /etc/init.d/groundwork restart ntop
    /etc/init.d/groundwork status ntop


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