I published simple polygon (shp) as a WMS and enabled caching. In geowebcache I created new task for caching as a test (zoom levels 0 and 1, EPSG 900913, type of operation: "generate missing tiles") and submitted. The task was submitted but no cache was generated! There was no specifed folder with tiles in the gwc directory.

What could be the reason for the absence of tiles? In other words, why generation of tiles doesn't work?

task submitted

The log: 2017-01-17 16:29:29,782 INFO [seed.SeedTask] - GWC Seeder Thread-11 begins seeding layer : test:mende 2017-01-17 16:29:29,784 INFO [geoserver.wms] - Request: getServiceInfo 2017-01-17 16:29:29,784 ERROR [geoserver.ows] - org.geoserver.platform.ServiceException: org.geoserver.platform.ServiceException: Service WMS is disabled at org.geoserver.ows.DisabledServiceCheck.serviceDispatched(DisabledServiceCheck.java:69) at org.geoserver.ows.Dispatcher.fireServiceDispatchedCallback(Dispatcher.java:576) at org.geoserver.ows.Dispatcher.service(Dispatcher.java:571) at org.geoserver.ows.Dispatcher.handleRequestInternal(Dispatcher.java:257) at org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.AbstractController.handleRequest(AbstractController.java:153) at org.geoserver.gwc.GWC.dispatchOwsRequest(GWC.java:1207) at org.geoserver.gwc.layer.GeoServerTileLayer.dispatchGetMap(GeoServerTileLayer.java:618) at org.geoserver.gwc.layer.GeoServerTileLayer.getMetatilingReponse(GeoServerTileLayer.java:563) at org.geoserver.gwc.layer.GeoServerTileLayer.seedTile(GeoServerTileLayer.java:757) at org.geowebcache.seed.SeedTask.doActionInternal(SeedTask.java:136) at org.geowebcache.seed.GWCTask.doAction(GWCTask.java:76) at org.geowebcache.seed.MTSeeder.call(MTSeeder.java:36) at org.geowebcache.seed.MTSeeder.call(MTSeeder.java:25) at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:262)

  • please look in the log file and see what the error message is and then paste that message (as text) into your question.
    – Ian Turton
    Jan 17, 2017 at 13:54
  • @iant thanks, and where this log file should be?
    – Vadim
    Jan 17, 2017 at 14:00
  • @iant Thanks! Here is the message: layer test:mende in CRS EPSG:900913. Assuming full GridSet bounds. (null) 2017-01-17 14:53:19,335 WARN [gwc.layer] - Can't compute bounds for tile
    – Vadim
    Jan 17, 2017 at 14:43
  • edit the question, please - also that is not an error
    – Ian Turton
    Jan 17, 2017 at 14:44

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From the error message: Service WMS is disabled you have turned the WMS service off (or your user does not have permission to use it).

It should all work if you turn the WMS back on or sort out the permissions for the service.

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