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Services get stuck in 'STOP_PENDING' mode - Help

User_BP7C5 Member Posts: 30 Red Ribbon
edited Feb 17, 2020 3:04AM in Planning and Budgeting


We are on On Prem for HFM, Essbase & FDQM.   Every night we stop/start the services after our backup runs.  I pause 3 min in between each Stop and Start command just to give each service a bit of time.  The services we currently Stop/Start are:

Essbase Server:




HFM Server:





Hyperion Essbase Analytics Link Server - Web Application

First Question is do I need to start/stop in certain order?  Receiving mixed answers on that reviewing various blogs etc.  If so, what is proper stop/start order?  Read somewhere the HyS9FoundationServices_epmsystem1 needs stopped/started first and then it doesn't matter after that????

Secondly, the services on the Essbase server are getting stuck in 'STOP_PENDING' mode.  Thus when we go to START them, it fails.  Eventually they get to STOPPED.  I suppose we can loop until STOPPED and then restart.  However this just came up in last few days and I'm wondering if we need to dig deeper to find out what may be the issue.  But I have no idea where to start.  Could it be the order I'm starting and stopping?  Currently I stop/start Essbase in the order above then I stop/start the HFM in the order above.

I appreciate any insight on this as very frustrating.   And 'YES' we are upgrading to 11.2 On Prem this year as we realize this version is very old .

Thanks for any suggestions/comments.....



  • JohnGoodwin
    JohnGoodwin Member Posts: 30,471 Blue Diamond
    edited Feb 16, 2020 4:16AM

    It shouldn't matter the order as they are just being stopped. Maybe the essbase is taking longer as it is taking a while to shutdown the applications, it might be worth consider having a MaxL script to shutdown the apps first before stopping the service or in the script just keep checking until the service has stopped. Looking at the essbase.log should give an indication to what is happening when you are stopping the service.



  • User_BP7C5
    User_BP7C5 Member Posts: 30 Red Ribbon
    edited Feb 16, 2020 8:05AM

    There are no apps running that the time of shutdown.  As it's on the tail end of the backup and we unload all the apps during the backup.  I think maybe I just loop through the restart until successful with a pause of 2 min or something in between tries.  I don't know.  Frustrating as all hell

  • JohnGoodwin
    JohnGoodwin Member Posts: 30,471 Blue Diamond
    edited Feb 17, 2020 3:04AM

    Have you checked the Essbase log, opmn logs to see if anything is happening at the time of stopping the service?