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F-secure Policy Manager 12.31 Server port Problem

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F-secure Policy Manager 12.31 Server port Problem

Hi I just upgraded F-secure Policy Manager 12.21->12.31.

 

We're using default settings of Policy Manager at the moment.

 

After we upgrade, PM pop up error "Cannot connect to the server: localhost:8080. Check that the host name and port number ar correct. Port number 8080 is used by default."

 

I have googled alot of things about that I should change ports and other things but default settings has worked with earlier versions of PM. I have tried change ports and shut down F-secure services and other thing but still not working.

 

Any clue?

 

 

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Re: F-secure Policy Manager 12.31 Server port Problem

Yesterday i got it working again. Only changed HTTP-port 80->81 and 24h later it worked again. Thanks for your help!

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Superuser

Re: F-secure Policy Manager 12.31 Server port Problem

Just: be patient.
it might take up to 10 Mins (maybe longer in large environments) until the comversion is complete.
You might want to use the Status Monitor to see when it completes.

 

If it does not help, stop all F-Secure sevices and doublecheck with netstat that 80, 443, 8080, 8081 are not occupied already.

 

Matthias
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perComp is a Platinum Partner of F-Secure since 1994. Any advice or help given by me in this forum is voluntarily and to my best knowledge based on working with the products since 1997. Direct contact for customers please check our homepage http://www.percomp.de

Aspirant

Re: F-secure Policy Manager 12.31 Server port Problem

I have waited one day now, but still not working. So I started to check port with command

 

netstat -aon | findstr :80

and same with other ports.

 

I see port 80 is listening PID4, but I think it has been listening it before too and PM worked fine.

Other ports doesn't show anything so I think they're working well.

 

Is there any easy way to go back 12.21. I have taken backup before I updated policy manager and I have installation .exe for 12.21, but it doesn't install any components.

 

Do i need to unistall F-secure completelly and install & build everything back?

 

We have around 90 computers in policy manager.

Aspirant

Re: F-secure Policy Manager 12.31 Server port Problem

I've had a lot of issues with upgrading the last few issues of Policy Manager. I would suggest one of the following approaches:

 

1. Uninstall PM 12.31. Once you uninstall that, you should be able to reinstall 12.21. The uninstall process does not normally remove the data files. 

 

2.  Try re-installing 12.31. I know with a couple of the recent upgrades to PM, I've had to try reinstalling it multiple times to get it working. But it does eventually work. I'm currently running 12.31 after encountering the same issue you reported.

Aspirant

Re: F-secure Policy Manager 12.31 Server port Problem

One other thing to check - if you are not accessing it from the console and need remote access, make sure that you uncheck the box to limit access to the console when you are reinstalling PM. 

F-Secure

Re: F-secure Policy Manager 12.31 Server port Problem

Did you consider contacting F-Secure Tech Support with your problem? They usually ask you to collect the diagnostic package, aka fsdiag, that they use to analyze the problem. Otherwise, it's hard to say what's going wrong in your system.

F-Secure

Re: F-secure Policy Manager 12.31 Server port Problem

In default configuration, port 80 is used by Policy Manager Server to serve pre-HTTPS clients. If you see this port occupied when PMS is stopped, this is likely to be the problem why PMS can't start normally. 

 

 

Aspirant

Re: F-secure Policy Manager 12.31 Server port Problem

Did you use normal unistall tool from control panel removing -section?
Superuser

Re: F-secure Policy Manager 12.31 Server port Problem

Hello,

 

> In default configuration, port 80 is used by Policy Manager Server to serve pre-HTTPS clients. If you see this port occupied when PMS is stopped, this is likely to be the problem why PMS can't start normally.

 

I very much wish F-Secure would switch to using ports 85 (endpoints plaintext) / 8085 (console) / 8086 (web reporting) / 8443 (endpoints ciphertext) by default.

 

It makes no sense to compete for ports like 80, 443 and 8080, which are already likely occupied by giants like IIS and Apache on the same server host. F-Secure is a smaller sized player and trying to wrestle resources from the hands of giants seldom ends well.

 

Yours Sincerely: Tamas Feher, Hungary.

Superuser

Re: F-secure Policy Manager 12.31 Server port Problem

Using a different (recommended) set of ports as an option during setup  sounds like a nice idea, but I would not like to drop 80/443/8080/8081 as defaults. Also making proposals to the admin during setup would be an option.

1) In most situations you find a virtual dedicated server  for PMS. So there is no need for different ports.

2) These ports are well defined and will pass http proxies without trouble. very helpful when checking connectivity using a browser

 

Apart from that I would like to remind that also AUA and SWUP still use the "old port". ( @dandelion )

Matthias
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perComp is a Platinum Partner of F-Secure since 1994. Any advice or help given by me in this forum is voluntarily and to my best knowledge based on working with the products since 1997. Direct contact for customers please check our homepage http://www.percomp.de