2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 11, 2011 10:06 AM by gbradley17

    Server status stuck in "Starting" state

    gbradley17 Newbie

      Hello everyone! 


      I was hoping to get some help with the configuration of my environment.  When I start my JBoss server, everything starts up fine with no errors and I can browse to my application, however the Server still says it is "Starting" in the Server console.  When I want to debug, I have to wait for it to finish and this can take 20 minutes.  Below I have listed the steps and the software that I have installed.


      I have new installations of Eclipse Indigo (3.7), JBoss EAP 5.1.

      I have downloaded JBossAS Tools v. 2.2.0 under the JBoss Tools 3.2.x software package (url : http://download.jboss.org/jbosstools/updates/stable/).

      After the installation of the JBossAS Tools, I restart my Eclipse and then go to Window->Preferences->Server->Runtime Environments.

      I click Add and select JBoss Enterprise Middleware, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.x Runtime.

      I point my runtime to the location of my JBoss installation and select "default" configuration, click Finish and OK to close the Preferences window.

      Next I create a new JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.x server using the runtime I previously created.

      I double click the new server to examine the properties.

      Server Behavior is set to Local. Web Port is set to 8080.  Startup Poller is "Web Port Poller".  Deployment is set to use the JBoss deploy folder.

      I start the server and this is the last message I get:

      "17:25:06,153 INFO  [ServerImpl] JBoss (Microcontainer) [5.1.0 (build: SVNTag=JBPAPP_5_1_0 date=201009150028)] Started in 23s:216ms"


      I can navigate to the server page so I know the server is up and running but it still says it is "Starting".


      Any thoughts on why this might be?


      Thanks in advance for the help,




      UPDATE - I switched the Startup Poller to "JMX Poller" after verifying the user name and password were correct for the JMX console and I get the same results.  The server still says "Starting" in Eclipse, but I can browse the JBoss home page, JMX console and application fine.  Any thoughts on what I may be able to try?



        • 1. Re: Server status stuck in "Starting" state
          Rob Stryker Master

          This doesn't sound like it should be happening to me. I am not able to replicate it, first and foremost (with the web poller at least). The only thing I can think of is that you have a bad installation.  JBT 3.2.x is not meant to be installed with Indigo. You should use the nightly builds of JBT 3.3.


          Other than that, I'm sorry to have no other advice to offer Let me know if a change in environment works. You can use 3.2 with Helios or 3.3 with Indigo. Hope this helps. Keep us informed if it doesn't though.

          • 2. Re: Server status stuck in "Starting" state
            gbradley17 Newbie

            I tried JBoss Tools 3.3 last night and it worked fine.  It must have just been a compatibility issue.  What's interesting though is that one of the things I had been playing with was Helios with JBoss Tools 3.2 and I was experiencing the same problem with the startup poller.  It's not an issue now though since I can use Indigo with Tools 3.3.  Thanks for the heads up Rob!