My Oracle Support Banner

WebLogic Server Startup Failed With Error: aaaa: Name or service not known - Due to Incorrect /etc/hosts (Doc ID 1992901.1)

Last updated on JUNE 12, 2024

Applies to:

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


When attempting to start WebLogic AdminServer on a new machine, the following error is observed and the server fails to start up:

  • Configure a blank listen address on WebLogic Server.
  • Cause

    To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

    Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!

    In this Document

    My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.