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Configuring Node Managers for multiple machines on a shared domain causes crash (Doc ID 1365633.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 29, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 9.1 to
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Configuring more than 1 node manager which have access to the same domain directory on a shared storage causes node manager crash.

Steps to reproduce the issue:

1. Start Node Manager 1 on machine 1
2. Start Node Manager 2 on machine 2

When Node Manager 1 starts it generates on every target managed server, but in a shared domain, if a second node manager is started then Node Manager 2 will overwrite this file causing a crash on Node Manager 1.

Node Manager shows the following error:

<Oct 4, 2011 5:22:10 PM> <FINEST> <> <AdminServer> <Wrote process id <pid>>
<Oct 4, 2011 5:42:41 PM> <SEVERE> <> <AdminServer> <Unexpected error while monitoring server> Invalid state file format. State file contents:
at weblogic.nodemanager.common.StateInfo.load(
at weblogic.nodemanager.server.AbstractServerMonitor.loadStateInfo(
at weblogic.nodemanager.server.AbstractServerMonitor.runMonitor(


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