The simplest way to determine whether a local server is running is to start Sybase Central. The small traffic light icon, representing the server, in the left pane of Sybase Central is:
Green if the server is running
Yellow if the server is paused
Red if the server is stopped
For a remote server, the traffic light icon is green if that server is running and Sybase Central is connected to it. However, Sybase Central does not display a red traffic light icon if the remote server is not running. To determine whether a remote server is started requires that you connect to the remote server, and the remote server must be running for you to connect to it.