jira not working on fresh install

I have been following this guide to install jira. once installed i browsed to the web address and port but it times out. i tried 


telnet localhost 8080
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
Connection closed by foreign host.

 but returns nothing?



My log dir


ll logs/
total 148
-rw-r--r--. 1 oiadmin users 812 Jun 30 13:02 access_log.2016-06-30
-rw-r--r--. 1 oiadmin users 34435 Jun 30 13:00 catalina.2016-06-30.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 oiadmin users 105637 Jun 30 13:00 catalina.out
-rw-r--r--. 1 oiadmin users 0 Jun 30 12:36 host-manager.2016-06-30.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 oiadmin users 0 Jun 30 12:36 localhost.2016-06-30.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 oiadmin users 0 Jun 30 12:36 manager.2016-06-30.log



catalina shows it started fine


ase is not yet configured. Enqueuing Post database-configuration launchers on post-database-activated queue
2016-06-30 12:59:59,171 JIRA-Bootstrap INFO [c.a.jira.startup.LauncherContextListener] Memory Usage:
Heap memory : Used: 154 MiB. Committed: 483 MiB. Max: 733 MiB
Non-heap memory : Used: 63 MiB. Committed: 66 MiB. Max: 1264 MiB
TOTAL : Used: 217 MiB. Committed: 548 MiB. Max: 1997 MiB

1 answer

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Telnet isn't the way to test it - try a wget or curl and check that you get some html back.

Although, the "connected" message alone tells you that it is running and listening.  If it wasn't running, you wouldn't connect.

You should read the application log to see what it's doing - <jira home>/logs/atlassian-jira.log


`wget` returns html 



wget http://localhost:8080
--2016-06-30 13:01:55-- http://localhost:8080/
Resolving localhost...
Connecting to localhost||:8080... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://localhost:8080/secure/SetupMode!default.jspa [following]
--2016-06-30 13:01:55-- http://localhost:8080/secure/SetupMode!default.jspa
Reusing existing connection to localhost:8080.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [text/html]
Saving to: `index.html.1'
[ &lt;=&gt; ] 8,182 --.-K/s in 0.005s
2016-06-30 13:01:55 (1.54 MB/s) - `index.html.1' saved [8182]

There you go, it's running fine.

In fact, it's responded with a setup page, so there's no need to look at the application log as that tells you it's working - your problem is with your browser not connecting.  You'll need to fix that.

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