am a system admin. my boss is asking us to reboot production IBM WebSphere process or application server every week. I understand that, it was a good practice to reboot server often long back release stale connections etc.

But, i believe now all the software has become robust/reliable. I do not think, reboot is needed every week. (I personally prefer, reboot when needed)

Please provide your suggestions.

thank you.

  • i'm planning to prepare shell scripts to automate reboot of websphere weekly (non-prod followed by prod) – SE1984ad Jan 22 '16 at 15:35
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    Servers should never need to be rebooted regularly. – Craig Watson Jan 22 '16 at 16:39
  • If your servers need to be rebooted regularly to keep them running properly then they're broken. – joeqwerty Jan 22 '16 at 16:49

There is no need nor recommendation, unless you're aware a specific (and slow) resource leak. It might be someones overall opinion that this is the way software should be managed, but it's nothing intrinsic to WebSphere Application Server.

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