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Error: "Unrecognized option: -Xnohup" and Managed Server(s) Fail to Start (Doc ID 2413572.1)

Last updated on JUNE 26, 2018

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to start up P6 EPPM using the start_primavera.bat script, all managed servers fail to start, and the following is noted in the P6.out log file:

Error: Could not create the Java Virtual Machine.
Error: A fatal exception has occurred. Program will exit.
Unrecognized option: -Xnohup

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. P6 Application server restarted
2. Attempt to start up P6 EPPM via start_primavera.bat script
3. All managed servers fail to start
4. P6 URL is inaccessible


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