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ServiceController

This tool is used to start and stop services.

Example: Windows

blackboard_home\tools\admin\ServiceController.bat argument

Example: UNIX

blackboard_home/tools/admin/ServiceController.sh argument

An error may occur when running this tool if a symbolic link in /bin to the correct location of the bash shell does not exist. Run the following command to create this link:

ln –s /bin/bash /usr/local/bin/bash

This assumes that bash resides in /usr/local/bin/bash. If it resides elsewhere, use that path when creating the symbolic link.

Argument and Descriptions
Argument Description
services.start Starts all the services related to Blackboard Learn.
services.stop Stops all the services related to Blackboard Learn.
services.restart Stops and immediately starts the services related to Blackboard Learn.
services.appserver.start Starts the bb-tomcat service.
services.appserver.stop Stops the bb-tomcat service.
services.appserver.restart Stops and immediately starts the bb-tomcat service.
services.appserver.threaddump Outputs a thread dump of the application stack