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Admin console shows that a DS instance is "stopped" yet "pgrep -lf slapd" shows that the instance is running (Doc ID 1535180.1)

Last updated on MAY 17, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition - Version 5.2 to 5.2 SP6 [Release 5.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

A DS instance running on port 1791 shows "stopped" via the admin console, yet "pgrep -lf slapd" shows that the instance is running  and "netstat -an |grep <DS port>" shows that the port is listening.

If one tries to stop the DS instance using "stop-slapd" via the command line, then restart it via the admin console a pop up window titled "Start Directory Server" will indicate that the DS has been started (confirmed with the DS errors log), but a message shows "Directory server <instance name> could not be started" will show up on the pop up window!

Cause

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