Receive "Cannot assign requested address" error starting JON Agent when invalid Agent host name, IP address, or TCP port are provided

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Issue

  • I just installed the JON Agent and am receiving the below error when trying to start it:
    Failed to start the agentjava.net.BindException: Cannot assign requested address
            at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.socketBind(Native Method)
            at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.bind(PlainSocketImpl.java:365)
            at java.net.ServerSocket.bind(ServerSocket.java:319)
            at java.net.ServerSocket.<init>(ServerSocket.java:185)
            at javax.net.DefaultServerSocketFactory.createServerSocket(ServerSocketFactory.java:170)
            at org.jboss.remoting.transport.socket.SocketServerInvoker.createServerSocket(SocketServerInvoker.java:264)
            at org.jboss.remoting.transport.socket.SocketServerInvoker.start(SocketServerInvoker.java:193)
            at org.jboss.remoting.transport.Connector.start(Connector.java:324)
            at org.rhq.enterprise.communications.ServiceContainer.setupServerConnector(ServiceContainer.java:1226)
            at org.rhq.enterprise.communications.ServiceContainer.start(ServiceContainer.java:550)
            at org.rhq.enterprise.communications.ServiceContainer.start(ServiceContainer.java:468)
            at org.rhq.enterprise.agent.AgentMain.startCommServices(AgentMain.java:2148)
            at org.rhq.enterprise.agent.AgentMain.start(AgentMain.java:636)
            at org.rhq.enterprise.agent.AgentMain.main(AgentMain.java:413)
    Agent will be restarted soon to see if the failure condition cleared up
    
  • Agent fails to start due to "Cannot assign requested address"

Environment

  • JBoss Operations Network (JON) 2.3.0, 2.3.1, 2.4.0, 2.4.1, 3.1.1
  • JON Agent
  • Host name, IP address, and/or TCP port entered during configuration time are not local to the agent's host machine

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