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SOA 11g: Clustered Managed Servers Fail to Move to a RUNNING State (Doc ID 1487626.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle SOA Suite - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


You've built out a a two node soa cluster (admin server and DB layer on their own nodes) and are unable to bring the <soa_server1> and <soa_server2> nodes up and into a RUNNING state.
- soa managed servesr are not being started via Node Manager, but via <soa_server1> http://<ADMIN HOST>:<PORT> on soa node
- your SOA database is running in MTS mode

It is seen that the soa servers never move into RUNNING state and always reports in the console as STARTING.

There are no obvious errrors in managed server startup logs.
You can validate a midtier connection to the backend DB layer via other jdbc tools
The admin server always starts ok.

If you target the soa databsources to the Admin server then those datasources test fine.
If the soa datasources are targeted only to the soa_cluster then you are unable to test them via the Weblogic Console > services > jdbc > datasources > monitoring tab (because the managed servers are not up and therefore the jdbc connections cannot be tested


 New installation of Oracle SOA Suite 11g


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