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2695804 - Tomcat fails to start with error Address already in use: bind


  • Tomcat fails to start with the following error thrown in stderr.log:

    EVERE [main] org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService.initInternal Failed to initialize connector [Connector[HTTP/1.1-8080]]
    org.apache.catalina.LifecycleException: Failed to initialize component [Connector[HTTP/1.1-8080]]
    org.apache.catalina.LifecycleException: Protocol handler initialization failed Address already in use: bind

  • It has been verified that the port mentioned is not already in use (using the command netstat)
  • The issue is not limited to Tomcat - the same error can happen for other BI Processes



  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.x (BI 4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2)
  • Windows


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1


TCP Port is already in use , KBA , BI-BIP-DEP , Webapp Deployment, Networking, Vulnerabilities, Webservices , Problem

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