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There are the following application server states.

Application Server State



The application server has logged on to the message server. When the server is in this state, it cannot be accessed.


The application server starts the work process and initializes all required services. Requests cannot be processed in this phase.


This is the “normal” state of the application server. It receives and processes requests, and creates and sends requests to other servers.


The purpose of this state is to “logically” remove from the system a server that has to be stopped during productive operation. The server still processes existing requests, but does not get any new ones. It can then be shut down without any relevant requests such as requests or batch jobs having to be canceled.

The state can be changed to the active state.


The application server is in the shutdown phase, that is, it will be terminated. This state is similar to the passive state, but cannot be changed to the active state. This state or phase ends with the termination of the server.

For more information, see Soft Shutdown in SAP Application Server


The application server has terminated the connection to the message server and can no longer be accessed.

More Information

For a description of the functions for manipulating the state of an application server, see Server Functions.