Starting and Stopping Fleet Manager

In a production environment you will run Fleet Manager as a service or daemon. You can also run Fleet Manager as an executable if required — which can be useful for testing purposes.

Tip: This is very similar to running Iguana (which normally runs as a service/daemon), but can be used as an executable for development and testing.

If you are familiar with running Iguana then Fleet Manager is similar — particularly for Windows.

Windows [top]

Usually you will use the Services app to stop and start services, though you can also use the net stop and net start commands.

  1. Using the Services app:
    1. Run the Services app — search for “services” is a quick way to find it:
      services app windows
    2. Find the iNTERFACEWARE Fleet Manager service and stop it:
      windows services app
    3. Starting the service is very similar:
      windows services app
  2. Using the the net stop command:
    1. Open a Command Prompt (CMD) window as administrator — search for “CMD” is a quick way to find it:
      windows net stop
    2. To stop the Fleet Manager service run net stop in the command window:
      net stop FleetManager

      net stop

    3. To start the service run net start in the command window:
      net start FleetManager

Note: If you cannot shut down Fleet Manager you can kill the monitor.exe process — but this should only be used as a last resort.

The database will not be damaged, but it will probably take a while to recover data (by running a checkpoint) the next time you start Fleet Manager.

Linux [top]

To stop and start Fleet Manager you will use the sudo systemctl stop FleetManager and sudo systemctl start FleetManager commands.

  1. Open a Terminal window.
  2. To stop the Fleet Manager daemon run sudo systemctl stop FleetManager in the terminal window:
    sudo systemctl stop FleetManager

    linux terminal

  3. To start the Fleet Manager daemon run sudo systemctl start FleetManager in the terminal window:
    sudo systemctl stop FleetManager

Note: If you cannot shut down Fleet Manager you can kill the monitor.exe process — but this should only be used as a last resort.

The database will not be damaged, but it will probably take a while to recover data (by running a checkpoint) the next time you start Fleet Manager.

Mac [top]

To stop and start Fleet Manager you will use the sudo launchctl stop FleetManager and sudo launchctl start FleetManager commands.

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. To stop the Fleet Manager daemon run sudo launchctl stop FleetManager in the terminal window:
    sudo launchctl stop FleetManager

    mac terminal

  3. To start the Fleet Manager daemon run sudo launchctl start FleetManager in the terminal window:
    sudo launchctl start FleetManager

Note: If you cannot shut down Fleet Manager you can kill the monitor.exe process — but this should only be used as a last resort.

The database will not be damaged, but it will probably take a while to recover data (by running a checkpoint) the next time you start Fleet Manager.

Run as an executable [top]

You can also run the Fleet Manager executable directly. This can be useful in a development or testing environment, for example it makes it easy to swap between versions.

Note: We strongly recommend using a service/daemon installation for production systems.

Windows:

  1. Run a CMD prompt.
  2. Change directory to install directory, for example:
    cd "C:\Program Files\iNTERFACEWARE\fleet_manager_2_2_22\bin"
  3. Run the the executable:
    bin\monitor --run
  4. Stop the executable: Ctrl+C from the CMD prompt.

Linux or Mac:

  1. Run Terminal.
  2. Change directory to install directory, for example:
    cd /home/parallels/fleet_manager_2_2_22
  3. Run the the executable:
    ./bin/monitor --run
  4. Stop the executable: Ctrl+C from the Terminal.

 

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