Skip to main content

This content has been archived and is no longer being updated. Links may not function; however, this content may be relevant to outdated versions of the product.

Support Article

GridGain error during VBD startup



 Deployment scenario includes Pega 7.1.8 install on a Linux (CentOS 7), Tomcat and Oracle EE platform.
When administrator deployed vbd.war in tomcat, it throws a GridGain error - "WARNING: Got exception while starting. Will rollback already started managers and SPIs.
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Port value out of range: 65536"

Error Messages

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Port value out of range: 65536
    at org.jgroups.util.Util.createServerSocket(
    at org.jgroups.protocols.FD_SOCK.down(
    at org.jgroups.protocols.FD.down(
    at org.jgroups.protocols.VERIFY_SUSPECT.down(
    at org.jgroups.protocols.pbcast.NAKACK.down(
    at org.jgroups.protocols.UNICAST.down(
    at org.jgroups.protocols.pbcast.STABLE.down(
    at org.jgroups.protocols.pbcast.GMS.down(
    at org.jgroups.protocols.FRAG2.down(
    at org.jgroups.protocols.pbcast.FLUSH.down(
    at org.jgroups.stack.ProtocolStack.down(
    at org.jgroups.JChannel.downcall(
    at org.jgroups.JChannel.connect(
    at org.jgroups.mux.Multiplexer.connect(
    at org.jgroups.mux.MuxChannel.connect(

Steps to Reproduce

1. Deploy Pega718\Additional_Products\DSM\Products\Visual Business Director\archives\vbd.war.
2. Check Tomcat log - catalina.log.
3. Login as [email protected].
4. Switch to DMSample.
5. In the Designer Studio menu, go to Decisioning > Infrastructure > Services.
6. Verify that the services are running and reachable by using Save and ping.

Root Cause

It is  generic error that is encountered on the linux environment due to incorrect host settings. Basically Visual Business Director (VBD) was not able to bind to localhost address.



Add -Djgroups.bind_addr={ipaddress} to the tomcat conf JAVA_OPTS variable and also update the /etc/hosts file to include both the private local IP and the external public IP to overcome the issue.

Published August 28, 2015 - Updated October 8, 2020

Was this useful?

0% found this useful

Have a question? Get answers now.

Visit the Collaboration Center to ask questions, engage in discussions, share ideas, and help others.

Did you find this content helpful?

Want to help us improve this content?

We'd prefer it if you saw us at our best.

Pega Community has detected you are using a browser which may prevent you from experiencing the site as intended. To improve your experience, please update your browser.

Close Deprecation Notice
Contact us