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Port Conflicts In EBS - Address already in use (Doc ID 1940314.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 22, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Mobile Application Server - Version to 12.2.4 [Release 11.5 to 12.2]
Oracle Concurrent Processing - Version to 12.2.4 [Release 11.5 to 12.2]
Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Stack - Version to 12.2.4 [Release 11.5 to 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Scenario 1:

Some times starting MWA services you may get following error:

[user@node] $ sh start 10208
MWA Telnet Server Release: [December 12th 2002]
[user@node] $ Couldn't create server socket : Address already in use

When we checked port 10208 at OS level it is occupied by concurrent manager process.

[user@node] $ netstat -nape |grep 10208
tcp 0 0 ::ffff:<IP_ADDR>:10208 ::ffff:<IP_ADDR>:31288 ESTABLISHED 502 64085 19765/java
[user@node] $ ps -ef | grep 19765
user 19765 19617 0 Sep08 ? 00:04:59 /<dir>/oracle/SID/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/appsutil/jdk/bin/java -DCLIENT_PROCESSID=19765 -server -Xmx384m -XX:NewRatio=2 -XX:+UseSerialGC -Doracle.apps.fnd.common.Pool.leak.mode=stderr:off -verbose:gc -mx1024m -Ddbcfile=/<dir>/oracle/SID/inst/apps/SID_host/appl/fnd/12.0.0/secure/SID.dbc -Dcpid=9731 -Dconc_queue_id=6269 -Dqueue_appl_id=0 -Dlogfile=/<dir>/oracle/SID/inst/apps/SID_host/logs/appl/conc/log/FNDOPP9731.txt -DLONG_RUNNING_JVM=true -DOVERRIDE_DBC=true -DFND_JDBC_BUFFER_MIN=1 -DFND_JDBC_BUFFER_MAX=2 oracle.apps.fnd.cp.gsf.GSMServiceController


Scenario 2:

Also sometimes while staring the services, one will get following error in error_log: 

[Tue Oct  7 00:10:33 2014] [crit] (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to port 4473

user@node:/<dir>/oracle/SID/inst/apps/SID_host/logs/ora/10.1.3/Apache #sudo netstat -patun | grep 4473
tcp        0      0 <IP_ADDR>:4473           <IP_ADDR>:1561           ESTABLISHED 31618/FNDLIBR


Scenario 3:

Also if customer has multiple  EBS installation on the same box, it is likely that one of the random port used by OS may clash with a port used by EBS.
This leads to fs_clone and similar utilities to fail.


Scenario 4:

Some times you may also get following error while starting JOC in javacache.log-

Cache not initialized
oracle.apps.jtf.base.resources.FrameworkException: IAS Cache initialization failed. The Distributed Caching System failed to initialize on port: 12345.

The port 12345 should be free on each host running the JVMs

If you check port 12345 at OS level it may be occupied by OPP/Workflow processes. You can check that with netstat command as shown in Scenario 1.



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