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  1. #1
    Norm Allen NNTP User

    No apache or admin portals after fresh SP4 overlay install

    fresh install on a simple PE 2850 w/ Perc4e raid created manually (since
    the dell assistant cd install doesn't like to look for / accept mla
    licenses in an existing tree and install then hangs...)

    apache2.nlm loads, but does not show in console or respond to browser requests.

    have not tried a port scan but can only telnet to ftp port, all other
    common ports (httpd, imanager, remote manager) fail to connect.

    am i missing something obvious here or what???

    should i just backrev to sp3?? sp4 looks like it needs some work!

  2. #2
    Dave Schneider NNTP User

    Re: No apache or admin portals after fresh SP4 overlay install

    On Thu, 27 Oct 2005 12:29:43 -0700, Norm Allen <nwallen@hotmail.com> wrote:

    > fresh install on a simple PE 2850 w/ Perc4e raid created manually

    [...]
    >
    > apache2.nlm loads, but does not show in console or respond to browser
    > requests.


    Tell us more about your configuration. Is the "apache2 loads" after
    reboot? What products did you install.

    > should i just backrev to sp3?? sp4 looks like it needs some work!


    Well, you should be using SP4a now, but I don't think you've run into the
    issues that 4a fixes in 4. Given that a whole lot of people have
    installed 4 and 4a successfully (including myself), it is likely to be
    something to do with your specific configuration that is giving you
    problems here.

    IIRC, most of the PE2850 messages I've seen on these forums have been
    related to the Perc driver.

    /dps

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  3. #3
    Norm Allen NNTP User

    Re: No apache or admin portals after fresh SP4 overlay install

    > Tell us more about your configuration. Is the "apache2 loads" after
    > reboot? What products did you install.


    More specifically, AP2WEBUP gives [OK] (along with the autoloaded APRLIB
    nlm) but AP2WEBDN gives "Module APACHE2 is NOT loaded"..

    From NWConfig:
    AP2WEB 2.0.54
    APACHE2 2.0.54
    BNS 1.1.0
    C1RPTING 1.3.6
    CONSOLE1 1.3.6
    EDIR 87.3.7
    EMBOX 87.3.0
    iMANAGER 2.5.0
    iMONITOR 2.3.0
    LDAP 87.3.0
    MYSQL 4.0.24
    NDS8 87.3.7
    NICI 2.6.7
    NICIU0 2.6.7
    NLS 5.0.2
    NMAS 2.3.9
    NSN 2.0.0
    NTLS 1.8.3
    NWTFP 1.0.12
    OES 1.0.1
    OPENWBEM 3.1.0
    Pattern 1.0.0
    Perl 5.8.4
    PERVASIV 7.9.4
    PHP 5.0.4
    PKIS 2.7.6
    PORTAL 4.0.0
    SAS 1.7.5
    SMS 1.1.3
    SPACK 6.5.4
    Tomcat 4.1.31

    Its a fairly vanilla install.. - SP3 on it worked just fine.. (Yes, the
    drives were zeroed between installs..)

    Unless theres an obvious magical switch I must have missed I'll just try
    zeroing out the drives again and loading up a fresh SP4a and if that bombs,
    stepping back to SP3 again.

    Thanks,
    Norm

  4. #4
    Dave Schneider NNTP User

    Re: No apache or admin portals after fresh SP4 overlay install

    On Fri, 28 Oct 2005 08:56:33 -0700, Norm Allen <nwallen@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >> Tell us more about your configuration. Is the "apache2 loads" after
    >> reboot? What products did you install.

    >
    > More specifically, AP2WEBUP gives [OK] (along with the autoloaded APRLIB
    > nlm) but AP2WEBDN gives "Module APACHE2 is NOT loaded"..
    >


    Okay, sound like a plan. Maybe one of the apache-savvy people will chime
    in, too!

    /dps

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  5. #5
    Norm Allen NNTP User

    Re: No apache or admin portals after fresh SP4 overlay install

    Still no go w/ SP4a.. - My best guess is that its an NDS/eDir issue w/ the
    existing tree not being fully extended/updated or something, but thats just
    grasping at straws. (I'm fairly confident the tree is NOT fully up to date
    and that the only two servers in the tree may even be at slightly different
    revs as it is..)

    Anyway, guess I'll see how things go by doing an SP3 install and verifying
    operation again there and then patching up to SP4a.

    Thanks for looking though!

    Norm

  6. #6
    Dave Schneider NNTP User

    Re: No apache or admin portals after fresh SP4 overlay install

    On Tue, 01 Nov 2005 07:31:09 -0800, Norm Allen <nwallen@hotmail.com> wrote:

    > (I'm fairly confident the tree is NOT fully up to date
    > and that the only two servers in the tree may even be at slightly
    > different revs as it is..)


    And this passes an NDS health check?

    /dps

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  7. #7
    Norm Allen NNTP User

    Re: No apache or admin portals after fresh SP4 overlay install

    > And this passes an NDS health check?

    Good point. - Yep, health checks look good. But yeah, the two existing
    servers ARE at slightly different vers, one is at NDS 10551.29 the other at
    10550.98.. - Not too much of a biggie, so I agree, I don't think thats the
    issue here.. (The only "marginal" I get stems from having only two servers
    in the rep ring..)

    But heres the really funny thing, after backrev'ing to SP3 again its now
    producing the same (lack of) response from all Apache modules.

    <sigh>

    So now my suspicions are focused on the controllers zeroing (drive "clear"
    process.) Though in the past, faults there (uncleared drives) have given
    REALLY wacky server responses and I'm not really seeing that so much.
    (Though one client may have imploded somehow after connecting through this
    server when it was rebuilt with SP4 the first time and the problem was
    first detected. - I forgot disable logins there, doh!)

    So yeah, guess I'll go chase Dhell around, thanks for looking again.

    Norm

  8. #8
    Dave Schneider NNTP User

    Re: No apache or admin portals after fresh SP4 overlay install

    On Wed, 02 Nov 2005 07:30:50 -0800, Norm Allen <nwallen@hotmail.com> wrote:


    > So yeah, guess I'll go chase Dhell around, thanks for looking again.
    >
    > Norm


    Good luck!

    /dps

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  9. #9
    Norm Allen NNTP User

    Re: No apache or admin portals after fresh SP4 overlay install

    > Good luck!

    Thanks! - I think that wish actually did the trick for me!

    Or, maybe it could have been that I needed to delete a bunch of leftover
    objects from the initial install out of the NDS tree. (Like the "Apache
    Group" and "apchadmn-Registry" objects...)

    ;)


    Norm

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