Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Weblogic Managed server status struck in STARTING

Weblogic Managed server status struck in STARTING

We faced the issue while starting the weblogic managed server, the status of the server struck in STARTING.

W could not able to find a valid error messages in the log files

Managed Server Log File:

<30-Oct-2013 11:13:29 o'clock GMT> <Notice> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000365> <Server state changed to STARTING> 

No logs are getting printed after this.

Node Manager Log File:

<30-Oct-2013 11:09:44> <INFO> <SOACoreDomain> <MS1> <Server failed during startup so will not be restarted>
<30-Oct-2013 11:09:44> <WARNING> <Exception while starting server 'MS1'> Server failed to start up. See server output log for more details.
      at weblogic.nodemanager.server.AbstractServerManager.start(
      at weblogic.nodemanager.server.ServerManager.start(
      at weblogic.nodemanager.server.Handler.handleStart(
      at weblogic.nodemanager.server.Handler.handleCommand(


The root cause of this issue is somehow the ldap directory of the server got corrupted.

To resolve this issue:

  •  Kill the managed server 
  •  Remove the ldap folder from the following location  <<DOMAIN_HOME>>/servers/<<Managed Server>>, this file will be auto generated while restarting the server.
  • Restart the server