On a Linux machine, using High Availability mode on the primary Controller or the single Controller on which service scripts are installed in non-High Availability mode, the command service appdcontroller start does not start the App Server.
Skipping appserver start - HA passive Watchdog disabled
The MySQL database root user password is not obfuscated and stored.
In the computer terminal use the following commands to prompt for the MySQL root password.
cd <controller_home>/HA ./save_mysql_passwd.sh
Enter the root password, then try the service appdcontroller start command again.
If unsure of the root password, enter the command <controller_home>/bin/controller.sh login-db and then enter the root password. If the password allows you to log in, it is correct.
service appdcontroller stop service appdcontroller-db stop