ALE GUI not loading

Aruba Employee


Sometimes we will come across scenarios where all the daemons are running on ALE, still the web interface is not up. We usually see this kind of scenarios in custom installation of ALE.


To verify whether all the daemons are running, we can use the below command,

[root@ale ~]# monit summary
The Monit daemon 5.5 uptime: 12h 18m

Process 'ale-jwebapp'               Running
Process 'ale-platform'              Running
Process 'ale-persistence'           Running
Process 'ale-location'              Running
Process 'ale-wstunnel'              Running
Process 'zookeeper'                 Running
Process 'redis'                     Running
System 'ale'                        Running


Now we can check the status for "nginx" service using the below command, In this scenario it will be in stopped state,

[root@ale ~]# service nginx status
nginx is stopped


Now when we try to start it we will see the below error message,

The reason for this is SE Linux will be enforcing mode and that denies the permission. We can either disable the SElinux or set it to permissive mode. Setting to permissive mode SELinux still generates AVC messages (in /var/log/audit/) but permits access.


We can execute the below command to check the selinux status

# sestatus

To temperorly set the SElinux to permissive mode we can execute the below command,

# setenforce 0

However, this will enable it again post a reboot. To make this change permanant we have to make this change in the following file "/etc/sysconfig/selinux"

[root@host2a ~]# Vi /etc/sysconfig/selinux
# This file controls the state of SELinux on the system.
# SELINUX= can take one of these three values:
#       enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced.
#       permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing.
#       disabled - SELinux is fully disabled.
# SELINUXTYPE= type of policy in use. Possible values are:
#       targeted - Only targeted network daemons are protected.
#       strict - Full SELinux protection.

# SETLOCALDEFS= Check local definition changes

VI to the file set the SELINUX=permissive or SELINUX=disabled and save it "esc wq!"

Now we can restart the "nginx" service using the below command,

# service nginx restart

Now we should be able to access the GUI of ALE.

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