Red Hat Certificate System installation fails, pkicreate ends with an incomplete URL for the hostname

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Issue

We are going through the installation and running pkicreate, following the instructions at

https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Certificate_System/8.1/html/Deploy_and_Install_Guide/basic-install.html#ca-install
In section 6.2.1 - Installing and Configuring a CA.

After issuing the 'pkicreate' command in step 4, I am unable to access the config UI through FireFox.
It does not appear to be a firewall issue as the ports are open.
The browser's error is:

  The connection was interrupted
  The connection to 10.10.10.10:9445 was interrupted while the page was loading.

The tomcat and server logs did not yield any clues so far.

Environment

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Red Hat Certificate System 8

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