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New installed Fusion Middleware Reports or Forms WebLogic Servers fails to start after configuring SSL

We installed a Fusion Middleware reports and Forms on a Linux Server.
Those are single node Reports and Forms WebLogic Servers.
After disabling the Non SSL Listen Port, we got the below error in the WebLogic Servers log files while starting the Managed Server with only SSL ports enabled.

####<Aug 19, 2017 9:22:44 PM GMT+00:00> <Notice> <Security> <> <WLS_Reports> <[ACTIVE] ExecuteThread: '0' for queue: 'weblogic.kernel.Default (self-tuning)'> <<WLS Kernel>> <> <> <1320441764877> <BEA-090082> <Security initializing using security realm myrealm.>
####<Aug 19, 2017 9:22:45 PM GMT+00:00> <Critical> <WebLogicServer> <> <WLS_Reports> <main> <<WLS Kernel>> <> <> <1320441765180> <BEA-000386> <Server subsystem failed. Reason: java.lang.AssertionError: Servers do not have a common channel to communicate over
java.lang.AssertionError: Servers do not have a common channel to communicate over
at weblogic.cluster.messaging.internal.server.ConfiguredServersMonitorImpl.createConfiguration(
at weblogic.cluster.messaging.internal.server.ConfiguredServersMonitorImpl.<init>(
at weblogic.cluster.messaging.internal.server.ConfiguredServersMonitorImpl.<init>(
at weblogic.cluster.messaging.internal.server.ConfiguredServersMonitorImpl$Factory.<clinit>(
at weblogic.cluster.messaging.internal.server.ConfiguredServersMonitorImpl.getInstance(
at weblogic.cluster.messaging.internal.server.UnicastFragmentSocket.<init>(
at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(
at sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(
at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(
at java.lang.Class.newInstance0(
at java.lang.Class.newInstance(
at weblogic.cluster.FragmentSocketWrapper.getUnicastFragmentSocket(
at weblogic.cluster.FragmentSocketWrapper.<init>(
at weblogic.cluster.FragmentSocketWrapper.getInstance(
at weblogic.cluster.MulticastManager.<init>(
at weblogic.cluster.MulticastManager.initialize(
at weblogic.cluster.ClusterService.startService(
at weblogic.server.ServiceActivator.start(
####<Aug 19, 2017 9:22:45 PM GMT+00:00> <Notice> <WebLogicServer> <> <WLS_Reports> <main> <<WLS Kernel>> <> <> <1320441765413> <BEA-000365> <Server state changed to FAILED>
####<Aug 19, 2017 9:22:45 PM GMT+00:00> <Error> <WebLogicServer> <> <WLS_Reports> <main> <<WLS Kernel>> <> <> <1320441765414> <BEA-000383> <A critical service failed. The server will shut itself down>
####<Aug 19, 2017 9:22:45 PM GMT+00:00> <Notice> <WebLogicServer> <> <WLS_Reports> <main> <<WLS Kernel>> <> <> <1320441765426> <BEA-000365> <Server state changed to FORCE_SHUTTING_DOWN>
####<Aug 19, 2017 9:22:45 PM GMT+00:00> <Info> <WebLogicServer> <> <WLS_Reports> <main> <<WLS Kernel>> <> <> <1320441765447> <BEA-000236> <Stopping execute threads.>

Even if no cluster is used, the default Reports and Forms domain configuration creates  WebLogic Clusters.

To solve “Servers do not have a common channel to communicate over” errors do the following steps for each cluster as administrator

  1. Login into the Administration Console
  2. Expand the Environment tab and navigate to Clusters
  3. In production mode, you need to select “Lock and edit”
  4. Go to General TAB and select the ‘Replication’ subTAB
  5. In the -> Replication -> find Replication Channel, check box beside “Secure Replication Enabled” (to set it as true)
  6. Activate the changes
  7. Restart the managed server(s).

Or in WLST:

Start*)  and connect to the WebLogic Domain





(*) is located in the Middleware software home $M_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin directory

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Pascal Brand
Pascal Brand

Senior Consultant & Middleware Technology Leader