Cannot start CALDAP server

Document ID : KB000074956
Last Modified Date : 02/04/2018
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CA LDAP Server does not  start - how can I find out what caused the problem
When there are problems with the startup, the first place to start is with the STDERR file.
Make sure you start the Server with the DEBUG=ANY parameter - this will give the most diagnostic information.
The first thing to check is the last parameter that is specified in the STDERR file - just before the shutdown.
An example statement could be something like this.

line 146 (suffix             "host=SYSTEMA.CA.COM,o=CA,c=us")

If this was the last parameter referenced from slapd.conf then it would mean that there was most probably
a problem with the suffix parameter. (in this instance there were two SUFFIX statements and they both had the same host definition).

It could be a problem with ANY parameter that is in slapd.conf.
Start by reviewing each parameter in slapd.conf.
Make sure that all parameters are valid
Make sure each parameter shows in stderr - if not - it could be that the parameter is not starting in the first
column and is therefore a  comment.

If you see a problem with any of the parameters - make any necessary changes and restart the ldap server.