OBIEE 11g: Error: "failed to start a managed process after the maximum retry limit", Coreapplication_obips1 (or OBIPS) Will not Start on IBM AIX Power (Doc ID 1292887.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 23, 2017

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.3.0 [1905] and later
Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.3.0 [1905] and later
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)
***Checked for relevance on 01-Nov-2013***

Symptoms

After installation of OBIEE 11.1.1.3 all services started up OK. However, when restarting them OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent (also called 'Coreapplication_obips1' or OBIPS) does not start.

This is the results of starting each component separately through OPMN (extract):

opmnctl startproc ias-component=coreapplication_obips1
opmnctl startproc: starting opmn managed processes...
================================================================================
0 of 1 processes started.
Error
failed to start a managed process after the maximum retry limit

  

Further info:
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- On IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit) 6.2). The Software-Only Install with Generic WLS configured with 64 bit JDK was the installation type used.
- This happens when set up to use SampleAppLite or Paint repository / catalog
- Same happens when starting BI processes from Enterprise Manager
- Same happens after carefully running through all steps in this note to stop & restart:
<Note:1240964.1> How To Start / Stop An OBIEE 11g (11.1.1.x) Unix / Linux Environment Via Command-line

 After setting Log Configuration> Trace to 'Finest', this is seen in sawlog0.log (extract):

 

Path not found (/system/security/accountids/140/authenticateduser
Path not found (/system/security/accountids/834/biadministrator
Path not found (/system/security/accountids/140/authenticateduser
checkAccessToSlice by user System Account for path /users granted ---> Reason: No slices were defined in the web catalog
Item (/system/metadata) already exists in catalog
Subsystem shutdown successfully.
Canceling running queries

  

You have not changed any port numbers from the defaults for this install.  There are no prior versions of OBIEE installed & running which may be conflicting.

Cause

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