E-WL: WebLogic can't Bind to HTTPS Port when Using IPv6 Address. Socket fails with Error <BEA-002616> (Doc ID 1634765.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.53 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Issue was reported when using PeopleTools 8.53.08, WebLogic 10.3.6 on Windows 2008 R2.
However, it may very likely happen with other versions of PeopleTools/WebLogic, as it is connected to using Internet Protocol v6 (IPv6)

Symptoms

During WebLogic server boot sequence, we see the Secure Listeners (used for https, t3s, etc.) are not starting when using IPv6 address:

<Mar 5, 2014 2:07:36 PM PST> <Critical> <Server> <BEA-002616> <Failed to listen on channel "DefaultSecure[1]" on ipv6:address:1:18060, failure count: 9, failing for 36 seconds, java.net.SocketException: Socket closed>
<Mar 5, 2014 2:07:45 PM PST> <Critical> <Server> <BEA-002616> <Failed to listen on channel "DefaultSecure[2]" on ipv6:address:2:18060, failure count: 10, failing for 45 seconds, java.net.SocketException: Socket closed>
<Mar 5, 2014 2:07:45 PM PST> <Critical> <Server> <BEA-002617> <Attempting to close and reopen the server socket on on channel "DefaultSecure[2]" on ipv6:address:2:18060.>
<Mar 5, 2014 2:07:45 PM PST> <Critical> <Server> <BEA-002616> <Failed to listen on channel "DefaultSecure[1]" on ipv6:address:1:18060, failure count: 10, failing for 45 seconds, java.net.SocketException: Socket closed>
<Mar 5, 2014 2:07:45 PM PST> <Critical> <Server> <BEA-002617> <Attempting to close and reopen the server socket on on channel "DefaultSecure[1]" on ipv6:address:1:18060.>
<Mar 5, 2014 2:07:55 PM PST> <Notice> <Server> <BEA-002614> <Reopening channel "DefaultSecure[2]" on ipv6:address:2:18060.>
<Mar 5, 2014 2:07:55 PM PST> <Notice> <Server> <BEA-002607> <Channel "DefaultSecure[2]" listening on ipv6:address:2:18060 was shutdown.>

(Note that sometimes, the server will start correctly, the issue with the IPv6 is not consistent.)

Cause

Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms