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Status Not under consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 29, 2024

stop and start applications dynamically in the ACEcc Dashboard UI

We have some scenarios where we would like to stop applications to do some background tasks and then start them as we needed and for that having an option of starting and stopping an ACE application directly from ACE dashbaord in CP4I just like in ACE would be great value.

Idea priority Low
  • Admin
    Ben Thompson
    May 7, 2024

    Idea Review. Thank you for taking the time to raise this enhancement request. Unfortunately on this occasion we do not intend to take this idea further forward. When moving ACE to containers we deliberately chose an abstraction model where we don't show differences or provide separate configuration between the integration server replicas that are running within the platform. It is for this reason that we deliberately do not offer operations which would need to be separately and statefully applied to each of the replicas. The standard model we would like our users to follow here is for the container to be stopped and then started again. There is a manual workaround whereby a user could directly send specific K8S administration requests in to one of the currently running replicas but this is not something we would wish to encourage by offering an option to do this directly in the dashboard UI.

  • Guest
    Feb 15, 2024

    Hi Chetan,

    Thanks for coming back on this - we're going to move it to the App Connect Ideas so that they can review appropriately. You'll notice I've changed the status from 'under review' to 'submitted' - that's so it will show up in the correct place in their reviews.

  • Guest
    Feb 9, 2024


    Thanks for the reply and editing replicas to 0 in dashboard is a reasonable option as an alternate to stop/start application directly as we do in ACE GUI but the downside is it would stop all the apps in that IR where in we wanted a specific app to be in stopped state.

    Its not a major issue of course we can keep such apps in separate IR's and handle but again we should consider about license usage and all to have individual app in IR's.

    We have use cases like we want a specific app to be stopped for specific amount of time because of many reasons like we don't want to read the MQ messages at that time or we should wait for some other process to be completed first before we process new messages etc...

    This is a nice to have feature if it takes lot of effort to fix that's fine we can look at the alternative.


  • Guest
    Feb 8, 2024

    Thanks for raising this - we don't currently have the ability to stop a flow, but we do have the capability of dropping the server/runtime replica count to 0 so that the ACE flows stop processsing. You can do this from the dashboard with the 'edit' button to edit the ACE CR for that server/runtime.

    Have you looked a this option - are there use cases you have that this would not work for? Please let us know.

    (Tile on one of our servers showing zero replicas below)