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Admin server does not start


Joined: Oct 17, 2001
Posts: 1
I have installed websphere 3.5.3.
When i try to start the admin server it returns an error.
The adminserver_log shows the following.
JORB0080: Port 9000 is in use. Specify a different port number.
JORB0080: Port 9000 is in use. Specify a different port number.
Full thread dump Classic VM (J2RE 1.2.2 IBM build cn122-20001026b, native threads):
"Alarm Thread 732" (TID:0x1cf4db0, sys_thread_t:0xc492760, state:CW, native ID:0x68) prio=5
at java.lang.Object.wait(Native Method)
at java.lang.Object.wait( Code))
at Code))
"Thread-25" (TID:0x1c34828, sys_thread_t:0xc49beb0, state:CW, native ID:0x30f) prio=5
at java.lang.Object.wait(Native Method)
at java.lang.Object.wait( Code))
"P=770762:O=1:StandardRT=21:LocalPort=1073:RemoteHost=" (TID:0x14f9748, sys_thread_t:0xc492d50, state:R, native ID:0x2bf) prio=5
I have cut down the contents of the trace file "a little bit".

[This message has been edited by Rahul Mahindrakar (edited October 17, 2001).]
Rahul Mahindrakar
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Joined: Jul 28, 2000
Posts: 1868
Hi niranjan,
First of all

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With regards to your query , I had a similar problem when I had J2EE SDK installed on my system. Just look out if you have this installed and uninstall it if you have it. Else check out if you have any other application server installed and uninstall it.


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Tony Chen
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Joined: Jan 29, 2001
Posts: 286
Originally posted by niranjan:
JORB0080: Port 9000 is in use. Specify a different port number.

Port 9000 is the default port of the Admin Server location service daemon. Port 9000 is also used by many system resources including AIX X-windows manager. If you see error message,
Port 9000 in use-select another port
when executing the ./ command on AIX, the Admin Server process cannot start because port 9000 is in use. You can change the port the location service daemon listens on by:

specifying -lsdPort option on the admin server command line
setting property in the admin.config file located in directory <WAS_ROOT>\bin on Windows NT and <WAS_ROOT>/bin on UNIX.
Tony Chen
SCJP, ICS & ICSD (WebSphere)

SCJP Java 2 - IBM Certified Enterprise Developer - WebSphere V4.0 & V5.0 - IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere Network Deployment V6.0 - Canadian Securities Course (CSC) Certification
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