Problem: Solution Manager 4.0 SR4 installation succeeded, but during setup step “start instance” the instance is stopped after 10 mins with the following error:
"ABAP processes of instance <SID>/DVEBMGS00 [ABAP: UNKNOWN] did not start after 10:00 minutes. Giving up."
Solution: Check /usr/sap/<SID>/DVEBMGS00/work/dev_disp for the following entry
*** DP_FATAL_ERROR => DpMsAttach: local hostname 'hostname' is resolved to loopback address (cf. SAP note 1054467 for details)
Additionally try to run the following:
hostname:~ # su - <SID>adm hostname <SID>adm 14> niping -v Hostname/Nodeaddr verification: =============================== Hostname of local computer: hostname (NiMyHostName) Lookup of hostname: hostname (NiHostToAddr) --> IP-Addr.: 127.0.0.2 Lookup of IP-Addr.: 127.0.0.2 (NiAddrToHost) --> Hostname: hostname.local Lookup of hostname: localhost (NiHostToAddr) --> IP-Addr.: 127.0.0.1 Lookup of IP-Addr.: 127.0.0.1 (NiAddrToHost) --> Hostname: localhost
If you encounter the above error message and if your hostname resolves to a local loopback IP address 127.0.0.1/8 you have to check your IP configuration. It is no longer valid to use a local loopback IP for SAP systems. Thus, add a static IP mapping to your /etc/hosts file.
cat /etc/hosts <your public IP> hostname
For further details check sapnote 1054467.