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Use this command to shut down the Indexers running in your environment.


If there are multiple Indexers instances running in your environment, then by running this command all Indexer instances are shut down.

BMC recommends that instead of stopping individual Indexers, use this command to stop all the Indexers in your environment. This is important when the Indexers are deployed on more than one host.



Stopping the individual Indexer nodes can result in data loss and performance degradation.

To understand the syntax and examples, see:



Before you run the command, note the following points:

shutdown -u <userName> [-v] [-s] -w <password> -d <hostName> -p <portNumber> -c <componentName> [-l <locale>]

  • Angle brackets (< >) indicate a variable value that needs to be user defined.

  • Square brackets ([ ]) indicate optional parameters.

The following table describes the parameters used in the syntax:

Host name of the Console Server

Enter indexer

(Component name)

Port number of the Console Server.
User name to use to connect with the Console Server.
(Optional) Version of the IT Data Analytics product.
Password corresponding to the user name to use to connect with the Console Server.

(Optional) Indicates the locale in which you want to display messages when the command is run.

You can set one of the following locales:

  • English
  • Simplified Chinese
  • German
  • French

By default, the messages are displayed in the locale of the system on which the CLI is run.

The value can be set to one of the following depending on the locale you choose:

  • English: en
  • Simplified Chinese: chs
  • German: de
  • French: fr

Example: If you want to set the locale as Simplified Chinese, you need to specify, l=chs.

(Optional) Indicates an HTTPS connection.

Example input

The following example provides the input for shutting down the Indexer(s):

shutdown -u admin -w admin12345 -d localhost -p 9797 -c indexer