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Node 'bootstrap' failed with exit code 503

Hello,

since two days, I'm sitting in front of the following issue: I have installed SAP NetWeaver v7.2 CE successful (under Win 2003 Server) as Trial version, and when the installation is made, the SAP Java WebAS starts automatically too. But next time, when I try it manually, I got the error:

Error => "Node 'bootstrap' failed with exit code 503" in the protocol file.

Please see section "Failures" in the 'synchronizing binaries' phase in SAP Note 1316652 for additional iformation and trouble shooting advice.

Accordant the hints in SCN, I have checked the needed *.jar files. Additionally, I have seen that I couldn't connect to the database by starting Config Tool. ("Error occured while scanning DB. Msg: Error while connecting to DB").

The SAP NW is running in a VMWare with ~5,6 GB RAM and enough Hard disk capacity.

Any ideas how can I fix that?

Many thanks,

Cengiz

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    Feb 19, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Hello Cengiz,

    Please check jvm_bootstrap file present in work directory(/usr/sap/<SID>/<instance>/work)

    This log file will provide the reason for failing bootstrap.

    Regards,

    Asha

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi Cengriz,

      Its good that your problem was resolved. I give the following explanation to those who might be facing the same issue and spent hours like me trying to find the answer.

      I had the same problem with my NW AS Java server. The only problem here is that MaxDB doesn't start since the credentials for the DBA are: username: control password: <NWAS Administrator password>.

      Here is how I found this out:

      1. Install Database Manager.

      2. Open it and add the local server instance to it.

      3. Connect. It asks for username and password. Enter the credentials as above. Point to remember here is that MaxDB has the user control in place of the administrator user. So, password becomes the same one for you use for NWAS.

      4. Once connected, start the MaxDB instance. Remember, starting MaxDB through services is not the same and its recommended you do it through the Database Manager.

      5. Once MaxDB is online, try restarting the NWAS Java node. It should start (atleast worked for me).

      Regards

      Pranshu

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    Feb 19, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Hello,

    Can you make sure if the Database is up or not.  And make sure that the secure store in configtool has updated user credentials.

    If the DB is oracle then also make sure the listener up  and running.

    Check and get back to us.

    Regards,
    Mudasir.

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      Hello,

      Below are the dbmcli commands  to start the Max DB Instance. Check  the link for reference.

      http://maxdb.sap.com/doc/7_6/default.htm

      Start the database instance (transfer to the ONLINE operational state)

      Call the Database Manager CLI, log on as operator DBM with the password DBM, connect to the database instance DEMODB, transfer to the ONLINE operational state:

      >dbmcli –u DBM,DBM –d DEMODB db_online

      OK

      Stop the database instance (transfer to the OFFLINE operational state)

      Call the Database Manager CLI, log on as operator DBM with the password DBM, connect to the database instance DEMODB, transfer to the OFFLINE operational state:

      >dbmcli –u DBM,DBM –d DEMODB db_offline

      OK

      Hope it helps.

      Regards,

      Mudasir.

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    Feb 20, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Hi, thanks to all for your help. Issue has been fixed (see my last reply to Amit).

    Regards,

    Cengiz

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