New Install of OHS 12c Standalone Fails to Start With No Useful Error Message (Doc ID 1911405.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version 12.1.3.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

After installation of Oracle HTTP Server 12c as a standalone , the http server fails to start with the following message:

Error Starting server ohs1: weblogic.nodemanager.NMException: Received error message from Node Manager Server: [Server start command for OHS server ' ohs1' failed due to: [Failed to start the server  ohs1
Check log file /opt/was/Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/user_projects/domains/base_domain/system_components/OHS/ohs_nm.log
Check log file /opt/was/Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/user_projects/domains/base_domain/servers/ohs1/logs/ohs1.log]. Please check Node Manager log and/or server 'ohs1' log for detailed information.]. Please check Node Manager log for details.


This message does not reveal what is causing the problem as it is generic.

The following log was also not created, even after setting OraLogSeverity TRACE:32
 /opt/was/Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/user_projects/domains/base_domain/servers/ohs1/logs/ohs1.log

The following Note does not help resolve the issue
<Note: 1676521.1> OHS 12c Fails to Start With the Error "handleStart: detail exception: java.io.IOException: Failed to start the server ohs1"


Cause

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