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remote adminclient failing

Jim Grecni

Joined: Nov 06, 2002
Posts: 2
I'm trying to run adminclient from a remote system. It's failing trying to connect. The debug output shows:
ADGU1045E: Caught exception while getting initial context:"javax.naming.CommunicationException: Caught CORBA.COMM_FAILURE when resolving initial reference=WsnNameService [Root exception is org.omg.CORBA.COMM_FAILURE: minor code: 3 completed: No]
There is no firewall between my systems. I've tried running the adminclinet from both a NT and Linux systems with the same result.
The adminclient runs fine locally. The local system is RedHat Linux 8.0 with WAS 4.04.
I can telnet, ftp, ping and otherwise connect to the box running WebSphere.
Anyone have any suggestions?
Thank you.
Raj Varanasi

Joined: Nov 20, 2001
Posts: 11
Are you giving complete command like " remotehostname bootstrapport" while invoking admin client from remote machine ?
Jim Grecni

Joined: Nov 06, 2002
Posts: 2
Yes, I used the complete command hostname 900
I also tried defaulting the host number, same result. I also tried running the command on the local machine, specifically puting in the hostname and port number. It works from the local command.
I also tried connecting to port 900 using telnet, just to ensure the communications are working. I get connected.
I admit, I'm confused as to what's wrong.
Kyle Brown
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Joined: Aug 10, 2001
Posts: 3892
I suspect a TCP (probably DNS) problem. Try adding the name of the remote host to your etc/hosts file on the client and then try with the fully qualified shell script (e.g. specifying the name and port).

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Patrick Finnegan
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Joined: Mar 05, 2002
Posts: 179
How many network cards in the machine? WebSphere needs to be bound to one network card via the admin.config.
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