SQLServerException: "Connection refused" in JBoss EAP

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Issue

Encountering the following exception when connecting to the database

... com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException: The TCP/IP connection to the host org.myco.myhost, port 1433 has failed. Error: "Connection refused: connect. Verify the connection properties. Make sure that an instance of SQL Server is running on the host and accepting TCP/IP connections at the port. Make sure that TCP connections to the port are not blocked by a firewall.".

Environment

  • Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP)
    • 7
    • 6
  • Microsoft SQL Server

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