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12c Forms Managed Server Not Starting (Doc ID 2513223.1)

Last updated on MAY 03, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Forms - Version and later
Oracle Forms for OCI - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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12c WLS_FORMS server not starting

A new FMW 12c installation running the following components:

12c Forms and Reports
12c OAM
12c WCPortal
While performing some Forms Runtime LDAP Associations. After Associating the formsapp with LDAP host and LDAP port, an attempt to restart all the managed servers was made. All the servers came up (oam_server1, WC_Portal, WLS_REPORTS) except for WLS_FORMS.

We tried starting WLS_FORMS via the console numerous times but it fails to.  Bouncing the entire server did not help either.  Attempts to start just the WLS_FORMS server by itself never starts and just hangs.

In the node manager output following error is seen


Feb 22, 2019 4:09:58,087 PM EST> <Warning> <oracle.dms.collector> <DMS-50911> <Duplicated metric table. Metric table oracle_oam:partner_requests will be ignored.>
<Feb 22, 2019 4:09:58,978 PM EST> <Notice> <Cluster> <BEA-000197> <Listening for announcements from cluster using unicast cluster messaging>
<Feb 22, 2019 4:09:59,209 PM EST> <Notice> <Log Management> <BEA-170027> <The server has successfully established a connection with the Domain level Diagnostic Service.>
^C<Feb 22, 2019 8:26:57,069 PM EST> <Notice> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000388> <JVM called the WebLogic Server shutdown hook. The server will force shutdown now.>
<Feb 22, 2019 8:26:57,070 PM EST> <Notice> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000396> <Server shutdown has been requested by <WLS Kernel>.>
<Feb 22, 2019 8:26:57,083 PM EST> <Notice> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000365> <Server state changed to FORCE_SHUTTING_DOWN.>
<Feb 22, 2019 8:27:02,237 PM EST> <Notice> <Log Management> <BEA-170037> <The log monitoring service timer has been stopped.>
<Feb 22, 2019 8:27:03,082 PM EST> <Error> <Diagnostics> <BEA-320076> <Could not initialize index information for harvester data archive. [Store:280031]The store named "WLS_DIAGNOSTICS" has not yet been opened.
       at weblogic.diagnostics.archive.wlstore.PersistentStoreDataArchive.readRecord(
       at weblogic.diagnostics.archive.wlstore.PersistentStoreDataArchive.recreateUnfinishedIndexPage(
       at weblogic.diagnostics.archive.wlstore.PersistentStoreDataArchive.readIndexInfo(
       at weblogic.diagnostics.archive.wlstore.PersistentStoreDataArchive.<init>(
       at weblogic.diagnostics.archive.wlstore.PersistentStoreDataArchive.<init>(
       Truncated. see log file for complete stacktrace
Caused By: [Store:280031]The store named "WLS_DIAGNOSTICS" has not yet been opened.
<Error> <NodeManager> <BEA-300048> <Unable to start the server WLS_FORMS : weblogic.nodemanager.NMException: Received error message from Node Manager Server: [Server start command for WebLogic server 'WLS_FORMS' failed due to: [Server failed to start up but Node Manager was not aware of the reason]

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. associate formsapp/WLS_FORMS with an OID LDAP Host using Fusion MiddleWare EM per Document:

Fusion Middleware Forms Services Deployment Guide
2. Restart all Managed Servers

The issue has the following business impact: Forms cannot be started.




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