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When a WSO2 product server starts, it starts all features and related artifacts bundled in the product. Multi-profile support allows you to run the product on a selected profile so that only features specific to that profile along with the common features start up with the server. This enables better resource utilization.

To run the product on a preferred profile:
  1. Download the product distribution.
    For more information, see Downloading the Product.
  2. Open a command prompt:
    • On Windows, choose Start > Run, type cmd at the prompt, and press Enter.
    • On Linux/Solaris, establish a SSH connection to the server or log into the Linux console.
  3. Execute one of the following commands to start a product on a preferred profile, where <PRODUCT_HOME> is the directory where you installed the product distribution and . For more information on the preferred profile, see AS profiles.

    On Windows
    <PRODUCT_HOME>\bin\wso2server.bat -Dprofile=<preferred-profile> --run
    On Linux/Solaris

    sh <PRODUCT _HOME>/bin/wso2server.sh -Dprofile=<preferred-profile> 

    For example, in Linux/Solaris to start the Application Server with the support for Axis2 services only, type the following command:

    sh <PRODUCT_HOME>/bin/wso2server.sh -Dprofile=axis2service

  4. Once the server has started, run the Management Console by opening a Web browser and typing in the management console's URL.
    The URL is displayed as the last line in the start script's console and log. The URL should be in the following format: https://<Server Host>:9443/carbon

AS profiles

The following are the list of profiles that corresponds to the respective services/applications:

Service/Application NameProfile Name
web applicationwebapp
Axis2 serviceaxis2service

How multi-profiling works

Starting a product on a preferred profile starts only a subset of features bundled in the product. In order to identify what feature bundles apply to which profile, each product maintains a set of  bundles.info files in the  <PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/components/<profile-name>/configuration/org.eclipse.equinox.simpleconfigurator directories. The bundles.info files contain references to the actual bundles. Note that <profile-name> in the directory path refers to the name of the profile. For example, when there is a product profile named webapp, references to all the feature bundles required for the webapp profile to function are in a bundles.info file saved in <PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/components/webapp/configuration/org.eclipse.equinox.simpleconfigurator directory.

Note that when you start the server without using a preferred profile, the server refers to the  <PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/components/default/configuration/org.eclipse.equinox.simpleconfigurator/ bundles.info file by default. This file contains references to all bundles in the <PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/components/plugins directory, which is where all the components/bundles of a product are saved.

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