Weblogic6.1 Node Manager do *not* attempt to restart a Managed Server when its goes down or provide a mechanism where user can use some compand line tool to start the managed server using Node Manager. The following is the example code to start a managed server using nodemanager programmatically. This code when used in combination with script that detects when a server goes down (Example: SNMP management tools which get a trap when managed server goes down), will automate server restart when a problem occurs.
Tested with weblogic6.1SP4.
Starting weblogic7 Node Manager attempts to restart a Managed Server whose health state is "failed".