Cansado de  parar e levantar  o WebSphere da IBM manualmente no SLES 10 SP1, resolvi escrever um script e coloca-lo no  init.d.  Vejam  o resultado :

# rcwas status
Checking for WebSphere Aplication Server                              unused
# rcwas start
Starting WebSphere Aplication Server                                  done
# rcwas status
Checking for WebSphere Aplication Server                              running
# rcwas stop
Shutting WebSphere Aplicaton Server                                   done
 # rcwas status
Checking for WebSphere Aplication Server                              unused

A seguir o  Script:

#!/bin/bash
# Script de inicialização do IBM WebSphere Application Server
# Author: Alessandro de Oliveira Faria (A.K.A. CABELO)
# Required-Start:
# X-UnitedLinux-Should-Start:
# Required-Stop:
# Default-Start:  3 5
# Default-Stop:
# Description:    Servico WebSphere Aplication Server
### END INIT INFO

WAS_FILE=/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/bin/startServer.sh
WAS_STOP=/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/bin/stopServer.sh
BIN_FILE="/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/java/bin/java"
PID_FILE="/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv01/logs/server1/server1.pid"
. /etc/rc.status
RETVAL=0
case "$1" in
 start)
 echo -n "Starting WebSphere Aplication Server "
 checkproc -p ${PID_FILE} ${BIN_FILE}
 case $? in
 0) echo -n "Warning: daemon already running." ;;
 1) echo -n "- Warning: ${PID_FILE} exists. " ;;
 esac
 startproc -p ${PID_FILE} ${WAS_FILE} server1  > /dev/null
 rc_status -v
 ;;
 stop)
 echo -n "Shutting WebSphere Aplicaton Server "
 checkproc -p ${PID_FILE} ${BIN_FILE} || \
 echo -n " Warning: daemon not running. "
 ${WAS_STOP} server1 -username USER -password PASSWORD > /dev/null
 rc_status -v
 ;;
 status)
 echo -n "Checking for WebSphere Aplication Server "
 checkproc -p ${PID_FILE} ${BIN_FILE}
 rc_status -v
 ;;
 restart)
 stop
 start
 ;;
*)
 echo $"Usage: $0 {start|stop|status|restart}"
 exit 1
esac
exit $RETVAL