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Essbase Administration Services (EAS) Does Not Start, Errors with "Error Instantiating 'dc=EPMSystem': null" (Doc ID 1499240.1)

Last updated on APRIL 23, 2018

Applies to:

Hyperion Essbase - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The EAS Server does not start.  The MIDDLEWARE_HOME/user_projects/epmsystem1/diagnostics/logs/starter/start-EssbaseAdminServices0-out.log shows the error:

16-oct-2012 10H33' CLST> <Notice> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000365> <Server state changed to STARTING>
<16-oct-2012 10H33' CLST> <Info> <WorkManager> <BEA-002900> <Initializing self-tuning thread pool>
<16-oct-2012 10H33' CLST> <Notice> <Log Management> <BEA-170019> <The server log file /opt/Oracle/middleware/user_projects/domains/EPMSystem/servers/EssbaseAdminServices0/logs/EssbaseAdminServices0.log is opened. All server side log events will be written to this file.>
<16-oct-2012 10H33' CLST> <Error> <EmbeddedLDAP> <BEA-000000> <Error Instantiating 'dc=EPMSystem': null>
<16-oct-2012 10H33' CLST> <Critical> <EmbeddedLDAP> <BEA-171521> <An error occurred while initializing the Embedded LDAP Server. The exception thrown is java.lang.ClassCastException: com.octetstring.vde.backend.BackendRoot. This may indicate a problem with the data files for the Embedded LDAP Server. This managed server has a replica of the data contained on the Master Embedded LDAP Server in the Admin server. This replica has been marked invalid and will be refreshed on the next boot of the managed server. Retry the reboot of this server.>
<16-oct-2012 10H33' CLST> <Critical> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000362> <Server failed. Reason:

There are 1 nested errors:

java.lang.ClassCastException: com.octetstring.vde.backend.BackendRoot
    at weblogic.ldap.EmbeddedLDAP.start(


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