Starting applications using the job manager (deprecated)

In a flexible management environment, you can submit the Start application job to start enterprise applications that are deployed on managed targets of the job manager.

Before you begin

Start the job manager and the targets. If a target is a stand-alone application server, also start the administrative agent.

The application that you want to start must be installed on a managed target and not be running.

About this task

You can use the administrative console of the job manager or the deployment manager to submit a job that starts the running of a deployed application file. From the console, choose the Start application job, specify the file to start, specify job options, review the summary, and submit the job.

Starting the application changes the application status to active, loads the application in the run time, and opens the application to receive client requests.

Instead of using a console, you can run the startApplication job script in the AdministrativeJobs command group. See the Administrative job types topic.


  1. Click Jobs > Submit from the navigation tree of the administrative console.
  2. Choose a job to start applications on managed targets.
    1. Select the Start application job type from the list.
    2. Optionally specify a description of the job.
    3. Click Next.
  3. Choose the job targets on which to start the application.
    1. Select a group of targets from the list, or select Target names.

      Only groups of targets that are valid for the job type that you selected are displayed in the list of target groups.

    2. If you selected Target names, then specify a target name and click Add, or click Find and specify the chosen targets on the Find targets page.
    3. If user authentication is required, specify a user name, password, or any other authentication values as needed.
    4. Click Next.
  4. Specify parameters for the start application job.
    1. For Application name, specify the base file name of the application file.

      Click Find. On the Find target resources page, select the application resource to start.

      See the topic on installing applications using the job manager. To continue with the DynaCacheEsi.ear example in that topic, find the application resource and specify the following application name:
    2. Click Next.
  5. Schedule the job.

    The times and dates that you specify are relative to the job manager.

    1. Optionally specify one or more email addresses where notifications are sent when the job finishes.

      If you specify multiple email addresses, separate them with commas.

    2. Select when the job is available for submission.
    3. Select the job expiration.
    4. Optionally specify a recurring interval for the job, a start date and time for the interval, and an end date and time for the interval.
    5. Click Next.
  6. Review the summary, and click Finish to submit the job.


The targets run the job and attempt to start the application.

What to do next

On the Job status page, click the ID of the start application job and view the job status. Click the status refresh icon Specifies the refresh view icon for job status to refresh the displayed status.

If the job is not successful, view any error messages that result from running the job, correct the error condition, and submit the job again.

If the job is successful, the status on the Target resources page of the application is Started. Click Jobs > Target resources > resource_name to see the resource status.