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websphere server starting error

reubin haz
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I installed Websphere and have problem to start the server. Could someone help me to diagnose from this trace log? Thanks.

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Not a Java problem. Moving to our IBM/Websphere forum.

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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Did you install MQ separately from the RAD/WAS 6 CD?

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reubin haz
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Hi Jeanne, I didn't install MQ. Do I have to install it as well?
I tried restalled RAD, but the problem is still the same.
vishwa venkat
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Refer to this link.. he sugests that u have to change some variable in server configuration..Once u try, let us know..useful for future developers.
reubin haz
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When I select Webshpere profile name to 'default' from the blank, the server can be started, but there is still system errors.

When I double click the server on the RAD console, it will bring a 'Server Overview', but there is no place to edit server configuration. Could you tell me where I can edit it?
Karuna Kethineedi

Joined: Apr 25, 2006
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Could you solve your problem? I got the same error.
If you could, can you please let me know the solution.


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Frank Daire

Joined: May 16, 2006
Posts: 1
You might have a port conflict with your listener port. Check your ports to see if something else is using it.
Calvin Vette

Joined: Jun 08, 2006
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We had the same problem, WAS occassionally failing to start and claiming the same port conflict. A netstat -an showed that the conflict was bogus. We tried using the "more compatible" SOAP port and sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. Neither of those should have come into play anyways - there was no conflict and no firewall to consider since we were launching server and development locally through Rational Software Architect. To make things more frustrating, it would sometimes start up and sometimes not. Very inconsistent.

It turned out that the server was trying to find itself using the machine's old Windows Network/host name - we had changed it sometime after installing WAS.

Our short-term kludge was to put the old host name into the machine's local c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file with its current address.

The real answer was probably to reinstall WAS, but it seemed kind of silly to have to reinstall just because the host name changed.

Hope that helps.
Calvin Vette

Joined: Jun 08, 2006
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Looking at the first line of output:
WebSphere Platform 6.0 [BASE o0444.14] running with process name IBM-UNENTEREDNode01Cell\IBM-UNENTEREDNode01\server1 and process id 2404

It looks like your Windows host name was:


Did you change the Windows host name after installing WAS?
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