Clarity service error Address already in use (Bind failed)


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Unable to start or access Clarity services (app or nsa), error in log Address already in use (Bind failed)


2020/07/20 13:42:53.132 | Jul 20, 2020 1:42:53 PM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardServer await

2020/07/20 13:42:53.132 | SEVERE: StandardServer.await: create[localhost:23791]:

2020/07/20 13:42:53.132 | Address already in use (Bind failed)


2020/07/20 13:43:09.859 | SEVERE: StandardServer.await: create[localhost:23793]:

2020/07/20 13:43:09.859 | Address already in use (Bind failed)


Release : All Supported Clarity releases


The services that fail have some ports that are already in use

  • The ports on which you deploy the Clarity service should not be use or the service will not start
  • Please check the port stated in the error message and find it in properties.xml
  • For the example, 23791 is the RMI Port : Please review and change the rmiPort in the properties.xml for all three services for which the port is already in use. You can set them to something different, for example: 24700, 24701, 24702
  • Alternatively, stop any other applications that would be using the Clarity ports on the server
  • You just have to make sure those ports in properties.xml are open and not in use
  • Then stop, deploy and start the services

Additional Information

Also see  Clarity port conflict - determine what is using the port