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DevTest - Address already in use: bind


Article ID: 108618


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CA Application Test Service Virtualization CA Continuous Application Insight (PathFinder)


Cannot start one or more DevTest components because a port is already in use.
In the log file, you find something similar to this:

| Exception: 
| Message: Unable to listen for requests on address/port xxxxx. It is either currently in use by another process or is not allowed by the operating system. 
| Trapped Exception: Address already in use: bind 
| Trapped Message: Address already in use: bind 
STACK TRACE Address already in use: bind 
at Method) 

where xxxxx = the required port.


By default DevTest listens on all IP addresses associated with a physical machine.
This can cause issues especially with Virtual Machines or other setups with multiple in use IP addresses.


All supported DevTest environments


In the, uncomment the following line:

Adjust the IP address to the IP address DevTest should listen to.
The line should look something like this:

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