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Post JDK 'jdk1.8.0_73' Install on Bamboo Remote Agent Server the Agent crashes

Hello 

 

 We need JDK 8 for build executions and i installed JDK 'jdk1.8.0_73' on the Remote Agent server. Post installation the application never comes up and we get a message saying A remote agent is loading like below

Feb 19, 2016 2:03:07 AM A remote agent is loading on <Server-Name> (10.1.54.23).

 

 However when i uninstall JAVA 8 the application comes back to life and everything works fine.

 

 We are on Bamboo 5.3 , please help me to troubleshoot this issue.

 

Cheers


Sandeep

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You need to use JDK 1.6 to run agent and then add JDK 1.8 as agent capability. Please check that agent starts using JDK 1.6, not 1.8

Thanks Alexey ,

 Can you please let me know how to start the Bamboo Agent with JDK 1.6 instead of 1.8 , As soon as i install JDK 1.8 the RA might be picking up JDK 1.8 to start instead of 1.6.

 

 Do i have to perform 'Disabling auto-capability detection for the remote agent' so that it will not use JDK 1.8 ? 

 

https://confluence.atlassian.com/bamboo/additional-remote-agent-options-436044733.html 

 

Cheers


Sandeep

how do you start your RA?

The RA is installed on Windows 2008 box and i have installed it as Windows Service. The services automatically starts during server reboot or we can manually start from services box. 

look at your JAVA_HOME path variable, it should point to JDK 1.6 

Still i am getting the same error. The home is set to JDK 1.6 .., 

C:\Users\s736228>echo %java_home%
D:\ProgramFiles\Java\jdk1.6.0_95

C:\Users\s736228>java -version
java version "1.8.0_73"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_73-b02)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.73-b02, mixed mode)

C:\Users\s736228>

Now i set the path to JDK 1.6 and restarted the services. However the problem still exists.

 

C:\Users\s736228>java -version
java version "1.8.0_73"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_73-b02)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.73-b02, mixed mode)

C:\Users\s736228>echo %java_home%
D:\ProgramFiles\Java\jdk1.6.0_95

C:\Users\s736228>set PATH=D:\ProgramFiles\Java\jdk1.6.0_95\bin;%PATH%

C:\Users\s736228>java -version
java version "1.6.0_95"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_95-b12)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.95-b02, mixed mode)

Hi,

in your RA's configuration, conf\wrapper.conf file, you could try and set 'wrapper.java.command' to explicitly use your JRE 1.6 java.exe

Thanks Alexey and Frederic 

 

 I entered '%java_home%\bin' in the PATH of Environment Variable and things got fixed. Looks like from command prompt if we set the PATH it will not save permanently. 

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