Unable to access iManager and WebAccess Simultaneously on SLES 11

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  • 15-Apr-2011
  • 27-Apr-2012


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In SLES 11 due to the tomcat versions, only one application  (either iManager or WebAccess) will work at a time . Accessing iManager will stop Webaccess working as Tomcat6 goes dead and accessing WebAccess will stop iManager working as novell-tomcat5 goes dead.


Change the server port and connector port in the server.xml file of the tomcat. we can either make the changes in the tomcat6 or novell-tomcat5.

To make the changes to the connector port:

If making changes on rcnovell-tomcat5

  • go to /var/opt/novell/tomcat5/conf/server.xml  
  • To make the changes to the server port :
Change the server port to some other value.
<Server port="8005" shutdown="SHUTDOWN">

For example :
<Server port="9005" shutdown="SHUTDOWN">

  • To make the changes to the Connector port :
Change the Connector port to some other value.
<Connector port="8080" maxHttpHeaderSize="8192"

For example:

 <Connector port="9080" maxHttpHeaderSize="8192"

If suing secure port , the change the connector port 8443 also.
 <Connector port="8443" maxHttpHeaderSize="8192"
For Example:
<Connector port="9443" maxHttpHeaderSize="8192"

  • Once the changes are made, restart novell-tomcat5 and tomcat6