SOA 11g Enterprise Deployment Guide (EDG) Cluster Installation/Config: Failed to Start Service "Cluster"

(Doc ID 1090630.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 03, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle SOA Suite - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 05-Oct-2011***


Installing a SOA cluster in 11g following document:

Oracle Fusion Middleware Enterprise Deployment Guide for Oracle SOA Suite
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)
Part Number E12036-02

After completing  section "5.4 Configuring Oracle Coherence for Deploying Composites",  you cannot startup the SOA managed server due to the following error:

Failed to start Service "Cluster"

Related to Coherence:

10:50:30.511 Oracle Coherence GE 3.3.2/391 <Error> (thread=Cluster, member=n/a): Node is not allowed to create a new cluster; WKA list: [/]

From section 5.4 of the Enterprise Deployment Guide, the following step has been done:

Specifying the host name

7. Enter the following for WLS_SOA1 and WLS_SOA2 into the Arguments field.

For WLS_SOA1, enter the following:


For WLS_SOA2, enter the following:



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