Global Commands


The global start command starts all active servers, leaving inactive servers not running.

stop [now]

The global stop command stops all servers, but does not effect a servers active/inactive status.

restart [now]

The global restart command stops all servers, and then restarts only the previously active servers.

See the Active vs Inactive Servers Page for more information on the differences between an active and an inactive server.


Displays the verison of MSM you are running. Useful when reporting bugs, or looking to upgrade.


Displays a list of values MSM is using that can be configured. Anything in this list can be overriden in /etc/msm.conf.

update [--noinput]

Updates MSM files to the latest versions. Will ask for confirmation before overwriting your files. However one may disable this requirement with the --noinput flag.