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Error starting server process: No available status when starting GemFire XD

Applies to

GemFire XD 1.3 and 1.4


Describe possible causes of this error and how to resolve it.


When starting GemFire XD it throws the following error:

root@phd1 server1]# gfxd server start -dir=/opt/pivotal/gemfirexd/server1/ -client-port=1528
Starting GemFireXD Server using locators for peer discovery: testing[10334]
Starting network server for GemFireXD Server at address localhost/[1528]
java.lang.Exception: No available status. Either status file ".gfxdserver.ser" is not readable or reading the status file timed out.
at com.gemstone.gemfire.internal.cache.CacheServerLauncher.waitForRunning(CacheServerLauncher.java:1429)
at com.gemstone.gemfire.internal.cache.CacheServerLauncher.start(CacheServerLauncher.java:622)
at com.pivotal.gemfirexd.tools.internal.GfxdServerLauncher.run(GfxdServerLauncher.java:724)
at com.pivotal.gemfirexd.tools.internal.GfxdServerLauncher.main(GfxdServerLauncher.java:702)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606)
at com.gemstone.gemfire.internal.GemFireUtilLauncher.invoke(GemFireUtilLauncher.java:167)
at com.pivotal.gemfirexd.tools.GfxdUtilLauncher.invoke(GfxdUtilLauncher.java:228)
at com.pivotal.gemfirexd.tools.GfxdUtilLauncher.main(GfxdUtilLauncher.java:160)
Error starting server process: No available status. Either status file ".gfxdserver.ser" is not readable or reading the status file timed out.

Possible causes:

  1. There is already a .gfxdserver.ser file in the directory form a previous failed start
  2. The user GemFire XD runs under doesn´t have permissions to the directory or the .gfxdserver.ser file
  3. There is already a process running using the same port
  4. There isn´t sufficient memory for the server to start up


Check the startserver.log in the GemFire XD working directory. This will normally indicate which of the above causes were encountered.


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