Commands to start and stop Zend Server for IBM i in a batch program or from the command line

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Issue

Zend Server for IBM i installation provides an autostart job entry in susbsystem QSYSWRK to automatically start Zend Server at system start up, and menu options to allow for manually stopping and starting Zend Server.  The commands in this article can be used to create custom programs to start or stop Zend Server at any desired time.  The most common example would be a backup procedure that runs when the system is not in a restricted state.

Environment

Zend Server for IBM i Version 6 or higher running on any supported version of IBM i

Resolution

These are the commands to start and stop Zend Server. They correspond to options 1 and 2 on the Zend Server Service Management Menu. They will start and stop both the ZENDSVR6 subsystem and the ZENDSVR6 Apache instance in subsystem QHTTPSVR.

These commands must be run with a user profile possessing the *ALLOBJ and *JOBCTL special authorities.

To start Zend Server:

ADDLIBLE ZENDSVR6
CALL ZENDSVR6/ZSTRSBS

To end Zend Server:

ADDLIBLE ZENDSVR6
CALL ZENDSVR6/ZENDSBS

An alternative is to submit the commands:

To start Zend Server:

SBMJOB CMD(CALL PGM(ZENDSVR6/ZSTRSBS)) +
JOB(START_ZSV) JOBD(ZENDSVR6/ZSVR_JOBD) +
JOBQ(QGPL/QBATCH)

To end Zend Server:

SBMJOB CMD(CALL PGM(ZENDSVR6/ZENDSBS)) +
JOB(STOP_ZSV) JOBD(ZENDSVR6/ZSVR_JOBD) +
JOBQ(QGPL/QBATCH)
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