OPMN Fails to Start Oracle HTTP Server 10g On Solaris - Error "apachectl hardstop: httpd (no pid file) not running" (Doc ID 412835.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 16, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version 10.1.2.0.2 to 10.1.4.3.0 [Release AS10gR2 to AS10gR3]
Oracle HTTP Server - Version 10.1.2.0.2 to 10.1.3.5.0 [Release AS10gR2 to AS10gR3]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Application Server 10g Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.1.2.0.2 to 10.1.3.4.0
Sun Solaris SPARC (64-bit)Sun Solaris SPARC (32-bit)

***Checked for relevance on 10-JAN-2014***

Symptoms

The HTTP Server can not be started up in a 10.1.2/10.1.3 Application Server on Solaris . The following message is shown:

opmnctl startproc process-type=HTTP_Server
opmnctl: starting opmn managed processes...

opmn id=myhost:6201
0 of 1 processes started.

ias-instance id=myinstance.myhost.mydomain
ias-component/process-type/process-set:
HTTP_Server/HTTP_Server/HTTP_Server

Error
--> Process (pid=18795)
time out while waiting for a managed process to start
Log:
/myoracle_home/opmn/logs/HTTP_Server~1


Symptoms:

- Starting the HTTP Server using $ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/bin/.apachectl start works fine
- No messages are logged in $ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/logs/error_log . The /myoracle_home/opmn/logs/HTTP_Server~1 may not be updated or you can see just:

$ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/bin/apachectl hardstop: httpd (no pid file) not running



- Another ORACLE_HOME in the same box works fine, i.e. the HTTP Server starts and stops fine
- The mod_osso configuration assistant fails as a side effect, i.e. the first symptom found was some config assistants failed at installation time,

Changes

Logical disk volumes are setup, although the ORACLE_HOME was installed on a local disk not using logical disk volumes.

Cause

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