"java.net.BindException: Address already in use" Tomcat

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Issue

  • Following message is seen in the tomcat catalina.out log files and tomcat fails to start.
ERROR -> (main) [org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Protocol] Error initializing endpoint
java.net.BindException: Address already in use:8080

Environment

  • Red Hat JBoss Web Server (JWS)
    • tomcat6
    • tomcat7
    • tomcat8
    • tomcat9

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