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WebLogic Managed Server Starts When Using Node Manager but Admin Console Reports Start Failed (Doc ID 861098.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 07, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 9.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 3-Jun-2016***


Using NodeManager to start a managed server, the console reports the state of the server first as "FAILED_NOT_RESTARTABLE," then it shows it as "RUNNING," but finally the status is set to "FAILED."

Looking at the output of the server in question, the following can be seen:

Redirecting output from WLS window to /usr/app/nohup_MS1_20090424.log
<Apr 24, 2009 11:49:31 AM> <Debug> <NodeManager> <Waiting for the process to die: 15870>
<Apr 24, 2009 11:49:31 AM> <Info> <NodeManager> <Server failed during startup so will not be restarted>

Checking the output from NodeManager, the following is seen:

<Apr 24, 2009 11:49:32 AM> <Warning> <Exception while starting server 'MS1': Server failed to start up. See server output log for more details.> Server failed to start up. See server output log for more details.
  at weblogic.nodemanager.server.ServerManager.start(
  at weblogic.nodemanager.server.Handler.handleStart(
  at weblogic.nodemanager.server.Handler.handleCommand(


Adding nohup and & to the NodeManager script used to start the managed server.


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