E-CA: Error Starting PeopleSoft Environment Management Agent: "host parameter is null while creating connection" (Doc ID 2205475.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 21, 2016

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.55 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 8.55 version, Install and Packaging

When attempting to start the PeopleSoft Environment Management agent, the following error occurs in the emf.log:

ERROR
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ERROR main EMF_CATEGORY - host parameter is null while creating connection
ERROR main EMF_CATEGORY - host parameter is null while creating connection while creating connection
ERROR main EMF_CATEGORY -
com.peoplesoft.pt.environmentmanagement.exceptions.PeerException
  at com.peoplesoft.pt.environmentmanagement.peer.PeerSupport.startPeer(PeerSupport.java:122)
  at com.peoplesoft.pt.environmentmanagement.peer.PeerSupport.startPeer(PeerSupport.java:62)
  at com.peoplesoft.pt.environmentmanagement.agent.Agent.(Agent.java:138)
  at com.peoplesoft.pt.environmentmanagement.agent.Agent.main(Agent.java:2000)

STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Start the EMF agent by running StartAgent.sh from the PS_HOME for PS FSCM 9.2 on PeopleTools 8.55.11

Cause

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