Unable To Start The Server Oam_server1 : I/O Error While Reading Domain Directory - domain salt file not found (Doc ID 1934666.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

This note describes an issue that prevents to start a managed server through the Node Manager.

WebLogic server complains about a domain that is not correctly registered as mentioned in this WebLogic Server log:

<Sep 29, 2014 4:04:46 PM> <WARNING> <There was a problem initializing the domain 'IAM_DOMAIN' at 'D:\app\oracle\admin\IAM_DOMAIN\aserver\IAM_DOMAIN\servers\oam_server1'. Please make sure that this domainName: 'IAM_DOMAIN' is registered and is fully enrolled for this nodemanager at: 'D:\app\oracle\admin\IAM_DOMAIN\aserver\IAM_DOMAIN\servers\oam_server1'.>

 

In addition, it is reported that the domain salt is not found in the same log:

<I/O error while reading domain directory>
java.io.FileNotFoundException: Domain directory 'D:\app\oracle\admin\IAM_DOMAIN\aserver\IAM_DOMAIN\servers\oam_server1' invalid (domain salt file not found)
at weblogic.nodemanager.server.DomainManager.initialize(DomainManager.java:85)
at weblogic.nodemanager.server.DomainManager.(DomainManager.java:60)
at weblogic.nodemanager.server.NMServer.findOrCreateDomainManager(NMServer.java:284)
at weblogic.nodemanager.server.NMServer.getDomainManager(NMServer.java:273)
at weblogic.nodemanager.server.Handler.handleDomain(Handler.java:227)
at weblogic.nodemanager.server.Handler.handleCommand(Handler.java:109)
at weblogic.nodemanager.server.Handler.run(Handler.java:71)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:662)

 

Changes

When the WebLogic Server command line includes the following WebLogic property, the issue occurs

- set "Root Dir" WebLogic property pointing to an incorrect directory.

For instance:

Reference: Server Root Directory for an Administration Server

Cause

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