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I installed oracle 9i Rel 2 on Windows XP Pro SP 1 everything went ok and installation is successful. When I tried to start the management server I got an error directing me to the Sysman/log directory to look at the oms.nohup file for the error messages. The contents of the file are listed below. Any body had the same problem before... I looked at the other solutions but none address it every solution is guessing ... Thanks
Ahmad

OEMCTL for Windows NT: Version 9.2.0.1.0 Production
Copyright (c) 1998, 2002, Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
Starting the Oracle Management Server...VXA-3008 : Starting OMS Services, Wait.

java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at oracle.sysman.vxx.vxxo.VxxoEMORB.getName(VxxoEMORB.java:735)
      at oracle.sysman.vxx.vxxo.VxxoEMORB.deregister(VxxoEMORB.java:467)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.VdgAgentGatewayImpl.killService(VdgAgentGatewayImpl.java:599)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.connectionLost(VxaAppServer.java:1482)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.VdgAgentGatewayImpl.initiateExitAndRestart(VdgAgentGatewayImpl.java:689)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgConnection.pollForConnectionEvents(VdgConnection.java:2087)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.inConnPollLoop_(VdgListenThread.java:427)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.run(VdgListenThread.java:362)
      at oracle.sysman.vtaGallery.threadPoolManager.WorkerThread.run(Worker.java:271)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.connectionLost(VxaAppServer.java:1474)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.VdgAgentGatewayImpl.initiateExitAndRestart(VdgAgentGatewayImpl.java:689)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgConnection.pollForConnectionEvents(VdgConnection.java:2087)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.inConnPollLoop_(VdgListenThread.java:427)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.run(VdgListenThread.java:362)
      at oracle.sysman.vtaGallery.threadPoolManager.WorkerThread.run(Worker.java:271)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at oracle.sysman.vdb.VdbSessionFactory.checkForEmptyCreds(VdbSessionFactory.java:588)
      at oracle.sysman.vdb.VdbSessionFactory.getPrivateAutoCommitSession(VdbSessionFactory.java:1261)
      at oracle.sysman.vds.VdsImpl.getSystemAutoCommitSession(VdsImpl.java:1013)
      at oracle.sysman.vds.VdsImpl.getPrivateAutoCommitSession(VdsImpl.java:955)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgStore.VdgDbConnection.getRepositoryAutoSession(VdgDbConnection.java:84)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgStore.VdgNodeStore.getPingNodes(VdgNodeStore.java:372)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.VdgPingManager.getNodes(VdgPingManager.java:411)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.VdgPingManager.run(VdgPingManager.java:661)
      at oracle.sysman.vtaGallery.threadPoolManager.WorkerThread.run(Worker.java:271)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.connectionLost(VxaAppServer.java:1474)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.VdgAgentGatewayImpl.initiateExitAndRestart(VdgAgentGatewayImpl.java:689)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgConnection.pollForConnectionEvents(VdgConnection.java:2087)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.inConnPollLoop_(VdgListenThread.java:427)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.run(VdgListenThread.java:362)
      at oracle.sysman.vtaGallery.threadPoolManager.WorkerThread.run(Worker.java:271)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.connectionLost(VxaAppServer.java:1474)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.VdgAgentGatewayImpl.initiateExitAndRestart(VdgAgentGatewayImpl.java:689)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgConnection.pollForConnectionEvents(VdgConnection.java:2087)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.inConnPollLoop_(VdgListenThread.java:427)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.run(VdgListenThread.java:362)
      at oracle.sysman.vtaGallery.threadPoolManager.WorkerThread.run(Worker.java:271)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.connectionLost(VxaAppServer.java:1474)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.VdgAgentGatewayImpl.initiateExitAndRestart(VdgAgentGatewayImpl.java:689)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgConnection.pollForConnectionEvents(VdgConnection.java:2087)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.inConnPollLoop_(VdgListenThread.java:427)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.run(VdgListenThread.java:362)
      at oracle.sysman.vtaGallery.threadPoolManager.WorkerThread.run(Worker.java:271)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.connectionLost(VxaAppServer.java:1474)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.VdgAgentGatewayImpl.initiateExitAndRestart(VdgAgentGatewayImpl.java:689)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgConnection.pollForConnectionEvents(VdgConnection.java:2087)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.inConnPollLoop_(VdgListenThread.java:427)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.run(VdgListenThread.java:362)
      at oracle.sysman.vtaGallery.threadPoolManager.WorkerThread.run(Worker.java:271)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.connectionLost(VxaAppServer.java:1474)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.VdgAgentGatewayImpl.initiateExitAndRestart(VdgAgentGatewayImpl.java:689)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgConnection.pollForConnectionEvents(VdgConnection.java:2087)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.inConnPollLoop_(VdgListenThread.java:427)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.run(VdgListenThread.java:362)
      at oracle.sysman.vtaGallery.threadPoolManager.WorkerThread.run(Worker.java:271)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.connectionLost(VxaAppServer.java:1474)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.VdgAgentGatewayImpl.initiateExitAndRestart(VdgAgentGatewayImpl.java:689)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgConnection.pollForConnectionEvents(VdgConnection.java:2087)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.inConnPollLoop_(VdgListenThread.java:427)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.run(VdgListenThread.java:362)
      at oracle.sysman.vtaGallery.threadPoolManager.WorkerThread.run(Worker.java:271)
oracle.sysman.vxx.vxxo.VxxoNameNotFoundException: VXX-2009 : Could not find service context
      at oracle.sysman.vxx.vxxo.VxxoEMORB.getNextBindName(VxxoEMORB.java:813)
      at oracle.sysman.vxx.vxxo.VxxoEMORB.bind(VxxoEMORB.java:333)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.cacheServiceIOR(VxaAppServer.java:1904)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3150)
exception VxaInvalidStateException{wstring reason="VXA-3032 : Error in attempting to bind OMS Services over ORB. Shutting down oms";}
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3152)

Error starting Oracle Management Server. java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.stopServices(VxaAppServer.java:1406)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.exit(VxaAppServer.java:2533)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.main(VxaAppServer.java:3166)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.connectionLost(VxaAppServer.java:1474)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.VdgAgentGatewayImpl.initiateExitAndRestart(VdgAgentGatewayImpl.java:689)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgConnection.pollForConnectionEvents(VdgConnection.java:2087)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.inConnPollLoop_(VdgListenThread.java:427)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.run(VdgListenThread.java:362)
      at oracle.sysman.vtaGallery.threadPoolManager.WorkerThread.run(Worker.java:271)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.connectionLost(VxaAppServer.java:1474)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.VdgAgentGatewayImpl.initiateExitAndRestart(VdgAgentGatewayImpl.java:689)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgConnection.pollForConnectionEvents(VdgConnection.java:2087)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.inConnPollLoop_(VdgListenThread.java:427)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.run(VdgListenThread.java:362)
      at oracle.sysman.vtaGallery.threadPoolManager.WorkerThread.run(Worker.java:271)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.connectionLost(VxaAppServer.java:1474)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.VdgAgentGatewayImpl.initiateExitAndRestart(VdgAgentGatewayImpl.java:689)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgConnection.pollForConnectionEvents(VdgConnection.java:2087)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.inConnPollLoop_(VdgListenThread.java:427)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.run(VdgListenThread.java:362)
      at oracle.sysman.vtaGallery.threadPoolManager.WorkerThread.run(Worker.java:271)
java.lang.NullPointerException:
      at java.util.Hashtable.get(Hashtable.java:259)
      at oracle.sysman.vxa.VxaAppServer.connectionLost(VxaAppServer.java:1474)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.VdgAgentGatewayImpl.initiateExitAndRestart(VdgAgentGatewayImpl.java:689)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgConnection.pollForConnectionEvents(VdgConnection.java:2087)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.inConnPollLoop_(VdgListenThread.java:427)
      at oracle.sysman.vdg.vdgConn.VdgListenThread.run(VdgListenThread.java:362)
      at oracle.sysman.vtaGallery.threadPoolManager.WorkerThread.run(Worker.java:271)
"Could not start management server. Initialization failure"
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Hi Ahmad66,

I haven't personally seen this issue but there are bunch of Metalink notes (574160.999, 344271.995, 337174.999, etc.) that reference *exactly* the same error and get resolution.

Your management server is configured to use a DNS server but the DNS server does not have an entry that corresponds to the output of the hostname command for your management server. You may easily test this by opening a command window and typing:

c:\ > hostname

c:\ > nslookup <hostname>

The resolution for this issue is to have an entry in the DNS server. The workaround is to place an entry in /windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts for your hostname and IP address. Your management server should start after that.

Barth
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