it is taking 23 minutes to start. Is it normal?No. It's not normal. Have you deployed your applications as well on SOA server? This is something which can be investigated by server logs only. This may be due to n/w or connectivity problem, high CPU utilization, less available memory etc.. There are various factors which affect the server startup process. Please post your server startup log here or mail it to my id. Please let us know your systems' configuration as well.