Saturday, September 21, 2013

Unable to start weblogic with nodemanager (state force shutting down)

I had a managed weblogic server 12c with state force shutting down. The server was shutdown but for some reason the state was still force shutting down. It was possible to start/stop the server using start-up scripts but not with node manager. Admin console says that server is in incompatible state when try to start it.

I investigate the logs and could not find any clue. But after inspecting the folders on the file system i found the file that nodemanager holds the state of managed server. I remove the file and server start again with nodemanager without problems. The file was in:

<domain_home>/servers/<managed_server_name>/data/nodemanager/<managed_server_name>.state

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