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The following functions for starting, stopping, and managing the ICM are available from the administration menu in the ICM monitor (transaction SMICM):

  • Exiting the ICM

    Choose   Administration   ICM   Exit Soft   or Hard Exit to soft-terminate (signal 2) or hard-terminate (signal 9) the ICM. With a soft termination, the ICM tries to send responses to its existing clients, but does not accept any new connections. With a hard termination, the process is simply terminated at operating system level. All existing connections and, of course, all requests are lost.

  • Maintenance Mode

    If the ICM has the status running (visible in the upper area of the ICM Monitor), you can put in into Maintenance Mode. Choose   Administration   ICM   Maintenance Mode   Activate  . You can leave the maintenance mode in the same menu by choosing (Deactivate). The ICM will then have the normal running status again.

  • Reload Configuration.

    While the ICM is running you can get it to reload configuration data that can otherwise only be updated periodically or when the ICM is started. Choose   Administration   ICM   Configuration   Reload  .

    Reloading configuration data means:

    • Invalidates the host name buffer; more information: Host name buffer

    • Invalidates the server cache.

    • Updates information from the message server and application servers (Web dispatcher only).

    • Exits from the Maintenance Mode if this was active.

    • Reloads filter rules; more information: Template, section: Initialization of the Content Filter

      Note Note

      A changed profile cannot be applied when the SAP Web dispatcher is running. It has to be restarted.

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  • Setting Start Options

    Choose   Administration   ICM   Start Options   Set  , to set the trace file and the trace level of the ICM. Standard is dev_icm and 1.

  • Restart

    If the ICM is terminated (due to an error or by the administrator), it is automatically restarted by the dispatcher. You can control this behavior by choosing   Administration   ICM   Restart   Yes   or No . If you deactivate the restart and exit the ICM, it will not be restarted.

  • Administration of the AS Java

    The functions under   Administration   J2EE Instance (local) / J2EE Cluster (global)   are used to manage AS Java (JEE Engine). The functions are described in Administration of the AS Java.