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OPMN Fails to Start with the Error "Address family not supported by protocol" During Configuration of an FMW 11g Component (Doc ID 2043406.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 25, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version and later
Oracle Internet Directory - Version to [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When trying to configure a new OID instance by running the , it fails with a pop up saying that opmn can not be started.

In this case the issue was noticed when configuring a new OID instance. However this can happen when configuring any 11g FMW product which is managed by OPMN.

The install<timestamp>.log will have the error "An internal operation has failed: Error in starting opmn server.  Operation aborted because of a system call failure or internal error

The complete stack of the error is given below


The opmn.log file will have the following error logged during this time:

[date_time] [opmn] [ERROR:1] [15] [ons-listener] ::1;6702: SOCKET (Address family not supported by protocol)

When the opmn.xml was checked for this instance, it was found that "notification-server interface" is set to "any".

If this is changed to ipv4 and then run the again , it will still fail but this time it will complain that the instance directory is not empty


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