If you are experiencing problems with logging into the Mission Portal or don't see up-to-date data, check the following points:

  • Make sure that the daemon processes are running

ps -e should list processes 'cf-hub', 'httpd' and 'mongod'

If that is not the case, run:

$ rm -f /var/cfengine/state/mongod.lock
$ /var/cfengine/bin/cf-execd -Ov > cfout.log
  • check the CFEngine output

If the processes are still not running after this, check the generated output file for:

[timestamp] verbose: Comment 'Start CFE httpd process if not exist'


[timestamp] verbose: Comment 'Check for mongod process'

The lines around those comments might give an indication why the respective processes failed to start.

  • Check apache and mongo logs

If problems remain in spite of running processes, or if the processes terminated immediately after a successful start, check the logs in:


These should provide details about why the processes refused to start, shut down or continue to deny access.

  • PHP memory limit setting

If you notice that API calls are not returning any data and see PHP memory error in /var/cfengine/httpd/logs/error_log, you might need to increase php's memory limit.

PHP Fatal error: Allowed memory size of X bytes exhausted (tried to allocate Y bytes) in ...

Important For CFEngine Enterprise <= v3.5.2, the default location for php.ini is incorrect. Please see Changing PHP settings

Then increase memory_limit in /var/cfengine/httpd/php/lib/php.ini to a value greater than Y

Note: The memory requirement depends upon the amount of data requested through the API. For normal cases the default PHP setting (128M) is enough.

  • Changing PHP settings

For CFEngine Enterprise <= v3.5.2, the default location for php.ini is incorrect. To confirm:

    $/var/cfengine/httpd/php/bin/php -i | grep php.ini
    cfengine-enterprise-api: Initialized log-level: debug
    cfengine-enterprise-api: Initialized crypto
    cfengine-enterprise-api: Initialized file cache for queries
    cfengine-enterprise-api: CFEngine Enterprise API module initialized
    *Configuration File (php.ini) Path => /var/cfengine/httpd/php/lib*

As a workaround, please create a symlink to the php.ini shipped with the package:

    ln -s /var/cfengine/httpd/php/php.ini /var/cfengine/httpd/php/lib/php.ini