Deployment Architecture

Splunk DBX v1.0.9 Java Bridge Server not running


Greetings Splunk Answers,

I recently upgraded from Splunk DB Connect 1.0.8 to 1.0.9 and am now experiencing an issue where the Java Bridge Server stays in a "loading" state. I don't utilize search head pooling in my env.

I don't see the 'Splunkd REST Keep-alive' entries in the dbx.log.
I am seeing numerous entries where the BridgeSession continually executes...but successfully. status=0 ...?

2013-05-08 22:28:03.665 dbx6779:INFO:BridgeSession - Executing Bridge command: BridgeExecutionInfo{className=com.splunk.bridge.cmd.Reload}
2013-05-08 22:28:03.665 dbx6779:INFO:Reload - Reloading component=dbmon
2013-05-08 22:28:03.666 dbx6779:INFO:BridgeSession - Execution finished in duration=1 ms with status=0
2013-05-08 22:28:03.666 dbx6779:INFO:ExecutionContext - Execution finished in duration=2 ms

I'm not seeing any issues with in the jbridge.log file.

2013-05-08 21:00:09,055 DEBUG starting pid watcher...
2013-05-08 22:25:55,240 DEBUG cleanup callback... termingating process
2013-05-08 22:25:55,240 DEBUG sending shutdown command to jbridge server
2013-05-08 22:25:55,240 DEBUG Running btool for 'java.conf'.
2013-05-08 22:26:57,064 DEBUG Setting up Java Environment: app=dbx, cfg_name=java, cfg_stanza=java, java_home=None
2013-05-08 22:26:57,357 DEBUG JAVA_HOME=/usr/jre/jdk1.7.0_21/
2013-05-08 22:26:57,358 DEBUG options=['-Xmx256m', '-Dfile.encoding=UTF-8', '-server', '-Duser.language=en', '-Duser.region=', '']
2013-05-08 22:26:57,358 INFO Checking for obsolete java libraries in /opt/splunk/etc/apps/dbx/bin/lib
2013-05-08 22:26:57,358 DEBUG Starting JavaBridgeServer...
2013-05-08 22:26:57,358 DEBUG Executing (native) CMD /usr/jre/jdk1.7.0_21/bin/java -cp /opt/splunk/etc/apps/dbx/bin/lib/jdbm-2.2.jar:/opt/splunk/etc/apps/dbx/bin/lib/commons-logging-1.0.4.jar:/opt/splunk/etc/apps/dbx/bin/lib/dbx.jar:/opt/splunk/etc/apps/dbx/bin/lib/mysql-connector-java-5.1.24-bin.jar:/opt/splunk/etc/apps/dbx/bin/lib/xstream-1.4.1.jar:/opt/splunk/etc/apps/dbx/bin/lib/sqlite-jdbc-3.7.2.jar:/opt/splunk/etc/apps/dbx/bin/lib/stringtemplate-3.2.1.jar:/opt/splunk/etc/apps/dbx/bin/lib/hsqldb.jar:/opt/splunk/etc/apps/dbx/bin/lib/antlr-2.7.7.jar:/opt/splunk/etc/apps/dbx/bin/lib/log4j-1.2.15.jar:/opt/splunk/etc/apps/dbx/bin/lib/h2-1.3.162.jar:/opt/splunk/etc/apps/dbx/bin/lib/jtds-1.2.6.jar:/opt/splunk/etc/apps/dbx/bin/lib/commons-pool-1.5.6.jar:/opt/splunk/etc/apps/dbx/bin/lib/postgresql-9.0-801.jdbc3.jar -Xmx256m -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -server -Duser.language=en -Duser.region= com.splunk.bridge.JavaBridgeServer 30254
2013-05-08 22:26:57,390 INFO Started JavaBridgeServer PID=30272

I suppose the answer lies in why I'm getting numerous BridgeSession executions...but I'm not sure.
Can anyone help with this?


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This issue was resolved by resetting the db password in the database.conf file.


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Killing Java PID did the trick for me.

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In my case, I found "The Java Bridge is loading" when I select wrong Role Permission.

In conclusion, DO NOT select EVERYONE in APP Permission Role & select ONLY "This APP ONLY" in Sharing for config file-only objects

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Path Finder

I have a similar problem .... dbx version 1.1.2 ....
The page sits there and flashes .... "Java Server Bridge is loading".

Any suggestions?

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This issue was resolved by resetting the db password in the database.conf file.


Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

This looks like the Java Bridge started up successfully. Where are you seeing it in a "loading" state? It is normal to have multiple Execution sessions. What do you see when you go to the status page here: http://localhost:8000/en-US/app/dbx/dbxstatus

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