Starting and Stopping SAP Control Center in UNIX

You can start SAP Control Center or the SCC agent manually, which is useful for testing and troubleshooting, or you can set up a service to start automatically and to restart in case of failure.

This topic applies to both SAP Control Center (the server, which includes the management UI) and the SAP Control Center agent that runs on each product server managed by SCC.. When you install SCC and the SCC agent in the same directory by selecting both options in the installer, you start and stop them together—by executing a single command or controlling a single service. This topic applies to both singleton installations (which do not use a shared disk) and instances of SCC agents and servers running from a shared disk.

If you start SAP Control Center or the SCC agent manually, you must issue a command every time you start or shut down. If you run as a service (which is recommended), you can configure the service to start and restart automatically. These are the options:
  • Use the script to start SAP Control Center or the SCC agent manually. You can either:
    • Run in the foreground to get access to the SCC console, which you can use to shut down and to display information about services, ports, system properties, and environment variables.
    • Run in the background to suppress the SCC console.
    You can use to run SAP Control Center at a nondefault logging level for troubleshooting. When you start manually with, you cannot take advantage of the automatic start and restart features available to services.
  • Use the sccd script to configure a service that starts SCC or the SCC agent automatically.

Here are the steps for each starting and stopping option: