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To run WSO2 products, you start the product server at the command line. You can then run the Management Console application to configure and manage the product. This page describes how to run the product in the following sections:

The Management Console uses the default HTTP-NIO transport , which is configured in the catalina-server.xml file in the <PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/conf/tomcat directory. This transport must be properly configured in this file for the Management Console to be accessible.

Starting the server

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

To start and stop the server in the background mode of Linux, run wso2server.sh start and wso2server.sh stop commands.

We do not recommend starting WSO2 products as a daemon, because there is a known issue that causes automatic restarts in the wrapper mode. Instead, you can configure the heap memory allocations in the wso2server.sh script and run it using the nohup command. For example:

nohup ./wso2server.sh &

  1. 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 in to the text Linux console.
  2. Execute one of the following commands, where <PRODUCT_HOME> is the directory where you installed the product distribution:
    • On Windows: <PRODUCT_HOME>\bin\wso2server.bat --run
    • On Linux/Solaris: sh <PRODUCT_HOME>/bin/wso2server.sh

      For additional options you can use with these startup commands, type -help after the command, such as: sh <PRODUCT_HOME>/bin/wso2server.sh -help

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

Running the Management Console

Once the server has started, you can 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. For example:

The URL should be in the following format: https://<Server Host>:9443/carbon

You can use this URL to access the Management Console on this computer from any other computer connected to the Internet or LAN. When accessing the Management Console from the same server where it's installed, you can type "localhost" instead of the IP address: https://localhost:9443/carbon

At the sign-in screen, sign in to the Management Console using admin as both the username and password. You can then use the Management Console to manage the product. The tabs and menu items in the navigation pane on the left may vary depending on the features you have installed. For example, following is the Management Console for WSO2 ESB:


 

Following is a summary of the functionality on the tabs:

 

  • Main: Work with your basic configurations, upload applications, and start and stop the ESB server. 
  • Monitor: Monitor and tune the performance of the ESB server by viewing statistics for the system, transports, message mediation, and more. 
  • Configure: Perform server administration such as managing users and roles, installing and uninstalling features and transports, and working with tenants when using multitenancy.
  • Tools:  Provides useful tools such as WSDL2Java, which generates Java code from a WSDL, java2WSDL, which generates a WSDL from Java code, and Try It, which allows you to try out your configurations by sending and receiving messages through the web UI.

To view information about a particular page, click the Help link in the top right corner of that page , or click the Docs link to open this documentation for full information on managing the product.

When the Management Console Sign-in page appears, the web browser will typically display an "insecure connection" message, which requires your confirmation before you can continue.

The Management Console is based on HTTPS protocol, which is a combination of HTTP and SSL protocols. This protocol is generally used to encrypt the traffic from the client to server for security reasons. The certificate it works with is used for encryption only, and does not prove the server identity, so when you try to access the Management Console, a warning of untrusted connection is usually displayed. To continue working with this certificate, some steps should be taken to "accept" the certificate before access to the site is permitted. If you are using the Mozilla Firefox browser, this usually occurs only on the first access to the server, after which the certificate is stored in the browser database and marked as trusted. With other browsers, the insecure connection warning might be displayed every time you access the server.

This scenario is suitable for testing purposes, or for running the program on the company's internal networks. If you want to make the Management Console available to external users, your organization should obtain a certificate signed by a well-known certificate authority, which verifies that the server actually has the name it is accessed by and that this server belongs to the given organization.

If you leave the Management Console unattended, the session will time out. The default timeout value is 15 minutes, but you can change this in the <PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/conf/tomcat/carbon/WEB-INF/web.xml file as follows:

<session-config>
   <session-timeout>15</session-timeout>
</session-config>

 

Stopping the server

To stop the server, press Ctrl+C in the command window, or click the Shutdown/Restart link in the navigation pane in the Management Console.


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