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File Manager Failed to Start with Error " Address already in use: bind" in agilefm-stderr.log (Doc ID 2870534.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 24, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Agile PLM Framework - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


File Manager is failing to start with below error after changing the file manager port to 80:


In agilefm-stdout.YYYY-MM-DD.log:

 *** File Manager Initialization failed ***
Reason :Uncaught exception thrown.HTTP transport error: Connection refused: connect

 The failure could be attributed to:
1. The Application Server is currently Unavailable
2. File Manager is not configured correctly - [Admin -> Server Settings -> Locations ->
  -> File Manager Internal Locator] must EXACTLY match the above-mentioned File Manager URL
3. File Manager Entry has been DISABLED or the setting is incorrectly specified
4. ifsuser username/password may not be correct.

In agilefm-stderr.YYYY-MM-DD.log:

13-May-2022 18:09:18.380 SEVERE [main] org.apache.coyote.AbstractProtocol.init Failed to initialize end point associated with ProtocolHandler ["http-nio-80"] Address already in use: bind


The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. Open server.xml under %Agile_Home%\FileManager\conf\server.xml with text editor
  2. Go to below line, and change the connector port from default "8080" to "80":

  3. Save the file
  4. Log into Java Client as admin user, and go to Admin tab > Server Settings > Locations > File Manager, and change the port of the File Manager URLs to the port defined in step 2
  5. Open server.conf under %Agile_Home%\agileDomain\config, and change the port of the URL of the one in file.server.url to the port specified in step 2
  6. Restart File Manager server service
  7. Check agilefm-stdout.YYYY-MM-DD.log and agilefm-stderr.YYYY-MM-DD.log generated under %Agile_Home%\FileManager\logs
  8. See the error

Other Details

- Agile Application Server and File Manager is running on the same server machine
- Agile Application Server (WebLogic) is also configured to run on port 80


Changed File Manager port from default port 8080 to port 80


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