I have an external drive with oracle ebs r12 installed on it with Red Hat VM.
I installed vmware server on my laptop and connected the external drive to it.
It works fine but when i try to start the listener i have the following error:
TNS-12542 TNS: address already in use
I am unable to ping the hostname as well. I get the error Network is unreachable:
connect: Network is unreachable
Please help me .
Please make sure no process is using the same listener port using netstat command (kill those processes manually from the OS), or try rebooting the box and check again.
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Please go through this article which gives you step by step guide to setting up EBS R12 from VM template. I was having similar problems like you and now its resolved.