The SOA Infrastructure can be started up and shut down in several ways—through the console, through WLST, or through shell scripts. All approaches are valid and depend on your preference. However, our recommendation is to use a set of scripts, which are available with this chapter, to make this repetitive process less cumbersome.
Regardless of the approach you follow, be aware of a few points. You should ideally start up Node Manager first. Node Manager serves multiple purposes—it can automatically restart a managed server that has crashed, it provides you with the ability to start up managed servers remotely, and it is required for clustered installations. In a clustered installation,
AdminServer is started up on only a single physical server per cluster.