REN Server Ports on Multi-App Installations February 7, 2008Posted by Duncan in Administration, Infrastructure, Oracle, PeopleSoft, PeopleTools, PS Admin.
When you have more than one App Server on a single machine – and they both need to run a Ren Server process – you need to adjust the port number in the same way you do for other processes (although the REN Server is easy to miss – like I did – as it’s near the bottom away from the other port numbers).
If you do boot the App Server without changing the port you’ll get an error message:
exec PSRENSRV -A -- -C psappsrv.cfg -D PADMO -S PSRENSRV : CMDTUX_CAT:1685: ERROR: Application initialization failure
tmboot: CMDTUX_CAT:827: ERROR: Fatal error encountered; initiating user error handler
OK, you think. I know what that is, it must be a port clash. So you reconfigure the port in PSADMIN and then try to boot it again. Same error. Checking the REN Server log gives the following clue:
(ERROR) nssock: Cannot listen on port 7180. The port may already be in use.
It’s still looking on port 7180, not the new port!
The missing step is to update the database, as the port is stored there also:
UPDATE PSREN SET PORT_NUM = 7185, SSLPORT_NUM = 7148
You should then find you App Server and Ren Server boot fine.