Stopping a service

Some maintenance procedures require you to stop a single service while keeping other services on the grid node running. Only stop individual services when directed to do so by a maintenance procedure.

Before you begin

You must have the Passwords.txt file.

About this task

When a service is “administratively stopped” in this way, Server Manager does not automatically restart the service. You must either restart the single service manually or restart Server Manager.


  1. From the service laptop, log in to the grid node:
    1. Enter the following command: ssh admin@grid_node_IP
    2. Enter the password listed in the Passwords.txt file.
    3. Enter the following command to switch to root: su -
    4. Enter the password listed in the Passwords.txt file.
    When you are logged in as root, the prompt changes from $ to #.
  2. Stop an individual service: /etc/init.d/service stop
    For example,
    /etc/init.d/ldr stop
    Note: If the service fails to stop after 15 minutes, perform a manual termination of the service.
  3. Log out of the command shell: exit