Starting a remote ArcSDE service on Linux or UNIX
Before an ArcSDE service on a Linux or UNIX system can be started from a remote computer, you must complete four configuration steps. When configuration is done, you can execute sdemon –o start from the remote computer.
The dbinit.sde file must contain the database connection and the library path to the ArcSDE and DBMS dynamic libraries. The dbinit.sde file can be found in $SDEHOME/etc.
As the root user, duplicate the service name in the /etc/services file as a User Datagram Protocol (UDP) entry that uses the same port number on both the local and remote servers.
# \etc\services esri_sde 5151/tcp esri_sde 5151/udp
As the root user, update the /etc/inetd.conf file. Add this line to the bottom of the file.
<ArcSDE instance> dgram udp wait <owner of ArcSDE home> <$SDEHOME>/bin/sderemote iomgr_inetd <$SDEHOME><ArcSDE instance>
- As the root user, identify the relevant process using the UNIX command ps - piped through grep. Reinitialize the inetd daemon by sending it a signal hang-up (SIGHUP).
As the ArcSDE administrator, make sure the ArcSDE service is not started.
sdemon –o status ArcSDE Instance esri_sde Status on bula ____________________________________ ArcSDE instance esri_sde is not available on bula.
After you have completed the configuration steps, type the sdemon command with the start operation to remotely start an ArcSDE service. Include the server (–s) and service (–i) options.
sdemon –o start –p password –s bula –i esri_sde ArcSDE Instance esri_sde started Fri Oct 31 07:42:02 2008
For details on the use of sdemon and other administration commands, consult the Administration Command Reference that is provided with the ArcSDE component of ArcGIS Server at the Enterprise level.