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"Permission denied" Error While Starting the Services (Doc ID 2461000.1)

Last updated on APRIL 15, 2021

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Linux x86-64


You are trying to start the services but an error is displayed:

$ cd <DOMAIN_HOME>/bitools/bin
$ ./
Starting domain; Using domainHome: <DOMAIN_HOME> ...
Initializing WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) ...
Welcome to WebLogic Server Administration Scripting Shell
Type help() for help on available commands
<timestamp> <Info> <Security> <BEA-090905> <Disabling the CryptoJ JCE Provider self-integrity check for better startup performance. To enable this check, specify>
<timestamp> <Info> <Security> <BEA-090906> <Changing the default Random Number Generator in RSA CryptoJ from ECDRBG128 to HMACDRBG. To disable this change, specify>
<timestamp> <Info> <Security> <BEA-090909> <Using the configured custom SSL Hostname Verifier implementation:$NullHostnameVerifier.>
Node manager not running. Starting it...
NMProcess: NODEMGR_HOME is already set to <DOMAIN_HOME>/nodemanager
NMProcess: + <JAVA_HOME>/bin/java -server -Xms32m -Xmx200m <java_options>
NMProcess: <timestamp> getContext
NMProcess: WARNING: Bootstrap services are used by OPSS internally and clients should never need to directly read/write bootstrap credentials. If required, use Wlst or configuration management interfaces.
NodeManager started
Reading domain...
Accessing admin server using URL t3://<hostname>:9500
Starting AdminServer ...
Admin Server Start Exception: Error occurred while performing nmStart : Error Starting server AdminServer : Received error message from Node Manager Server: [Processing for WebLogic server 'AdminServer' failed due to: [<DOMAIN_HOME>/servers/AdminServer/data/nodemanager/AdminServer.lck (Permission denied)]. Please check Node Manager log and/or server 'AdminServer' log for detailed information.]. Please check Node Manager log for details.
Use dumpStack() to view the full stacktrace :
Reading domain...
Accessing admin server using URL t3://<hostname>:9500
Requesting credentials ...
Enter Weblogic login details at prompt
Weblogic Username: <username>
Weblogic Password:
Starting AdminServer ...
Unable to connect to AdminServer on host: <hostname>
Fatal: Failed to start one or more Servers (return 3)


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