We're trying to setup an external web server to use with our PPM server. On the dev server, we set the EXTERNAL_WEB_PORT to 11010 and it started up just fine. Using netstat -a | grep LISTEN shows the open port waiting for connections. However, when we make the same addition to the server.conf file and restart the server, the port does not open. We have tried using other ports to no avail. Right now, it configured for port 11111 and when we set the DEFAULT_SERVER_LOGGING and SYSTEM_THRESHOLD to DEBUG, these are the only lines that show up in the log file for this port number:
serverLog_20120320_202729.txt:INFO server:main:com.kintana.core.server.ServerStartupSanity:2012/03/20-20:27:13.666 CDT: Checking port availability for EXTERNAL_WEB_PORT=11111 serverLog_20120320_202729.txt:DEBUG server:main:com.kintana.core.server.ServerStartupSanity:2012/03/20-20:27:13.713 CDT: Checking com.kintana.core.server.EXTERNAL_WEB_PORT=11111 serverLog_20120320_202729.txt:DEBUG server:main:com.kintana.core.server.ServerStartupSanity:2012/03/20-20:27:13.713 CDT: Adding:com.kintana.core.server.EXTERNAL_WEB_PORT=11111
There is no error that the port cannot be opened, but there are also no other messages indicating that the port was successfully opened.
With the same logging parameters on another server, using the same 11111 port number, these lines appear in the log file and the port is successfully opened:
As you can see, there's more being done to get the port open, but Production server just doesn't seem to get to that point. The server itself starts up normally otherwise and is fully functional in every other respect.
We had another maintenance window last night to try to work on this issue again. I shut down the server, cleared out the tmp and work directories, reran kUpdateHtml and kJSPCompiler scripts and started the server back up. This time, the port opened up.