Installing OBIEE 11.1.1.7.0 fails when starting the managed server – b1_server1

Posted by Steve Racanovic | Posted in | Posted on 11:49 AM

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I'm trying to install OBIEE 11.1.1.7.0 and the managed OBIEE server – b1_server1 – was always failing causing the install to fail. After several attempts and double checking all the system parameters it was still continually getting stuck and unable to start the managed server. The only error I could find is this:

Stopping Derby Server...
Starting AdminServer
  Starting the domain ...
progress in calculate progress1
Executing Task: Starting Managed Server: bi_server1
oracle.as.install.bi.wls.ServerLifeCycleException: Failed to achieve state RUNNING in 3600seconds.   The server is currently in state STARTING
 at oracle.as.install.bi.wls.ServerLifeCycle.waitForManagedWLSServerState(ServerLifeCycle.java:119)
 at oracle.as.install.bi.wls.ServerLifeCycle.startServerSynchronous(ServerLifeCycle.java:59)
 at oracle.as.install.bi.biconfig.standard.StartStopManagedServer.doExecute(StartStopManagedServer.java:55)
 at oracle.as.install.bi.biconfig.standard.AbstractProvisioningTask.execute(AbstractProvisioningTask.java:70)
 at oracle.as.install.bi.biconfig.standard.StandardProvisionTaskList.execute(StandardProvisionTaskList.java:66)
 at oracle.as.install.bi.biconfig.BIConfigMain.doExecute(BIConfigMain.java:113)
 at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.client.ConfigAction.execute(ConfigAction.java:375)
 at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.action.TaskPerformer.run(TaskPerformer.java:88)
 at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.action.TaskPerformer.startConfigAction(TaskPerformer.java:105)
 at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.action.ActionRequest.perform(ActionRequest.java:15)
 at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.action.RequestQueue.perform(RequestQueue.java:96)
 at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.standard.StandardConfigActionManager.start(StandardConfigActionManager.java:186)
 at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.boot.ConfigurationExtension.kickstart(ConfigurationExtension.java:81)
 at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.ConfigurationModule.run(ConfigurationModule.java:86)
 at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:662)




One time when it was stuck trying to start the managed server, I decided to checked the entropy and noticed that it was low.

[root@beast-wls-au ~]# cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail
157
[root@beast-wls-au ~]# cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail
141
[root@beast-wls-au ~]# cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail
132
[root@beast-wls-au ~]# cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail
183
[root@beast-wls-au ~]# cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail
173
[root@beast-wls-au ~]# cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail
149

As soon as I ran rngd to increase entropy pool, the managed server started and continued to install.



[root@beast-wls-au ~]# rngd -r /dev/urandom -o /dev/random -f -t 1 &
[root@beast-wls-au ~]# 
[root@beast-wls-au ~]# 
[root@beast-wls-au ~]# cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail 
3526
[root@beast-wls-au ~]# cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail 
3605
[root@beast-wls-au ~]# 


I'll have to look into an entropy generator to avoid this issue in the future.

I installed OBIEE 11.1.1.7.0 on OEL6_u6 which sit inside OVS 3.3.2

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