I have a service that takes between 1 minute and 30 seconds to start or to stop. I needs to be started after network service and needs to be stopped before network service.

It works well when trigerred directly on terminal with the commands below.

# systemctl start ibmbpm
# systemctl stop ibmbpm

I have a problem when I try to shutdown the computer. The shutdown is pretty fast (about 20 seconds), so I think it's not waiting my service to finish to shutdown the computer and in the logs I can see it's having problems to connect to a local interface on 8879 port. That's the reason why I'm thinking it's not waiting my service stop before stop network.

I can see the following error on my WebSphere(IBM BPM) logs:

Caused by: com.ibm.websphere.management.exception.ConnectorException: ADMC0016E: ADMC0016E: the system cannot create a soap connector to connect to host bpmpfs01.XXXXXX.XXX at port 8879.

Here is my systemd service file

Description=IBM Business Process Manager 8.5.7

ExecStart=/opt/IBM/ibmbpm start
ExecStop=/opt/IBM/ibmbpm stop


Is there a way to make it work correctly? I really appreciate any help.

  • Which OS, which systemd version? Jun 24, 2017 at 9:06
  • @OrtomalaLokni it's Suse 12. Systemd 210. Jun 26, 2017 at 11:49

1 Answer 1


Try to add Wants=network-online.target and After=network.target

Have a look at: https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/NetworkTarget/

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