ArcGIS Server 10.2 Create new site fails

Discussion created by dave_adams on Sep 25, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 11, 2017 by satlnt
I have installed Server 10.2 as a fresh install - I removed 10.1 first. I have installed successfully and authorised with no issues. However when I try and create the new site the process takes forever and eventually bails - the error message is "failed to create site - failed to create default cluster".

I have investigated the logs in /usr and found the following - the creation of server directories etc seems fine but then
<Msg time="2013-09-25T09:02:14,216" type="SEVERE" code="6550" source="Admin" process="3036" thread="13" methodName="" machine="DAVEY-PC" user="" elapsed="">Failed to start the server machine 'DAVEY-PC'. Could not start application server within stipulated time.</Msg>
This is then followed by a series of other errors including 6518, 6516 and 6533

the server is up and running - I had no similar problems when I installed 10.1 on the same machine a few months ago

Any ideas would be appreciated - I have installed 2 or 3 times now and stopped and started the service etc.