Cannot start DevTest Registry when disconnecting from VPN

Document ID : KB000014094
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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I installed the complete devtest solution on my mac while I was connected to my companies VPN.   If I disconnect from my VPN and I start the registry process,  I see in the process window the last message below,  and the registry wont start.

Apache Derby Network Server - - (1405108) started and ready to accept connections on port 1528

If I shut down the registry,  reconnect to my companies VPN server,   I then try and restart the registry,   it will work once again.

How can I get my registry to start regardless of the network that I am connected to. 


It seems that the underlying derby network process has an issue with a reference to localhost.   To work around the derby issue,  you can modify your and search for the below property




and change the value to this.




Once this change is in place,  you will be able to start the registry if you change the network you connect to.

Additional Information:

We are providing this information for people who want to run DevTest as a standalone environment on a laptop for mobility use.  Typically,  you would not install a registry process on a local laptop,  instead you would connect to a registry on a server.  Additionally,  Derby is not a supported configuration for DevTest.