JBoss ON server fails to start with 'BindException: Address already in use' after auto or silent install with sslsocket enabled for agent-to-server communication

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  • Autoinstall change HTTP/HTTPS Port if using sslsocket
  • After the first start of JBoss ON, the
  • HTTP and HTTPS Port will be changed to the sslsocked Port
  • Any further restarts fire an Exception:

    ERROR [org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Protocol] Error initializing endpoint
    java.net.BindException: Address already in use:16363
  • sslsocket port value replaces http and https port values in rhq-server.properties.


  • JBoss Operations Network (ON) 3.1.1
  • Installation of ON server
  • rhq-server.properties contains the following:
    • rhq.autoinstall.enabled=true
    • rhq.communications.connector.transport=sslsocket
    • a value assigned to rhq.communications.connector.bind-port

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