2.3. Running in production environment

In normal operation, MonAMI will detach itself and run independently as a background task. Typically, one would want to run MonAMI automatically when a computer starts up. The de facto method of achieving this is with init scripts. MonAMI includes a suitable script, which is stored in the /home/paul/MonAMI-test-install/etc/init.d directory.

When installing MonAMI (either with the RPM package or manually with "make install") a suitable "init script" will be installed in the /home/paul/MonAMI-test-install/etc/init.d directory. Once this is done, a further two steps are needed: to register the new init script with the system and "switch on" MonAMI. On RedHat-like machines, this is achieved with the following two commands:

chkconfig monami on

To manually start or stop MonAMI, one can use the init scripts, with either the start or stop option. You can either execute the script directly:

/etc/init.d/monami start

or using the "service" command.

service monami start

The complete list of arguments the init script accepts is:


Unconditionally attempt to start monamid. If monamid is already running, this attempt will fail.


Unconditionally stops monamid. If the application is not already running, then this will (obviously) fail.


Signals MonAMI to reload its configuration. This will only happen if monamid is running: if the application is not running, this will fail. The reload is achieved without stopping and starting monamid.


Unconditionally stop and start MonAMI. If monamid was not running, an error is reported and the application is started.


If MonAMI is running, then stop monamid and restart it. If the application is not running, then no action is taken.