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titleBefore you begin
  • The Management Console uses the default HTTP-NIO transport, which is configured in the catalina-server.xml file in the <IS_HOME>/repository/conf/tomcat directory. This transport must be properly configured in this file for the Management Console to be accessible.
  • The config-validation.xml file in the <PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/conf/etc directory contains a list of recommended system parameters, which are validated against your system when the server starts. See Configuring config-validation.xml for details on modifying these parameters before starting the server.

For information on installation prerequisites, click here.

Starting the server

Follow the relevant instructions based on the operating system you use. 

On Windows/Linux/Mac OS

To start the server, you run the script wso2server.bat (on Windows) or (on Linux/SolarisMac OS) from the bin folder. Alternatively, you can install and run the server as a Windows service.


  1. Open a command prompt:
    • On Windows, choose Start -> Run, type cmd at the prompt, and press Enter.
    • On Linux/SolarisMac OS, establish a SSH connection to the server or log in to the text Linux console.
  2. Execute one of the following commands, where <IS_HOME> is the directory where you installed the product distribution:
    • On Windows: <IS_HOME>/bin/wso2server.bat --run
    • On Linux/SolarisMac OSsh <IS_HOME>/bin/


      If you want to provide access to the production environment without allowing any user group (including admin) to log into the management console, execute one of the following commands.

      • On Windows: <PRODUCT_HOME>\bin\wso2server.bat --run -DworkerNode
      • On Linux/SolarisMac OSsh <PRODUCT_HOME>/bin/ -DworkerNode

      For additional options you can use with these startup commands, type -help after the command, such as: sh <PRODUCT_HOME>/bin/ -help

The operation log appears. When the product server is running, the log displays the message "WSO2 Carbon started in 'n' seconds."

On Solaris

To start the server, run <PRODUCT_HOME>/bin/ (on Solaris) from the Command Prompt as described below. 



Following instructions are tested for an Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 x86 environment.

  1. Click Launch -> Run Applications, type dtterm at the Prompt, and then press Enter, to open a Command Prompt.
  2. Execute the following command: <PRODUCT_HOME>/bin/bash
  3. The operation log appears in the command window. When the product server has successfully started, the log displays the message "WSO2 Carbon started in 'n' seconds".

You need to do the following modification to the <PRODUCT_HOME>/bin/ file, to start the product as a service/nohup mode in Solaris.
  1. Open the <PRODUCT_HOME>/bin/ file in a text editor.
  2. Search for the following occurrences: nohup sh "$CARBON_HOME"/bin/ $args > /dev/null 2>&1 &
  3. Replace those occurrences with the following:  nohup bash "$CARBON_HOME"/bin/ $args > /dev/null 2>&1 &


    The only change is replacing sh with bash. This is required only for Solaris.

  4. Start the product by following the above instructions.

Running the management console