Are you running on Linux? If so, please post the /etc/hosts file, most likely the server is not correctly identified.
just a quick update. It works exactly as per the documentation. I used innovation and some dodgy logic to replace the occurance of "localhost" in the server.xml file with my host name "myserver.mydomain.com". This is just wrong, probably illogical and does not compute.
Effectively, all I had to do was copy the default folder to node1, then change the start script to say:-
run.sh -c ndoe1 -b myserver.mydomain.com
thanks it. nothing more. No wonder I seen some posts saying this takes 5 minutes....5 minutes unless you are having a bad day......