*Closed* [FATAL] Unable to connect to Asterisk Manager from /var/lib/asterisk/bin/retrieve_conf, aborting

So This is my third installation of FreePBX and I’m not the best at this but this is the first major problem I’ve came across using FreePBX. I was wondering if someone can walk me through on how to fix this problem. Also it says my Asterisk Error. Some background information Is that I’m an intern for a company so I’m learning a lot on the job and that I’m a full time student so my knowledge isn’t that vast on stuff.

Did you install a FreePBX Distro or did you build the system from scratch by installing your own OS, Asterisk and FreePBX GUI? What versions are you using?

freepbx piaf
Asterisk built by root @ pbx.local on a i686 running Linux on 2013-07-25 14:46:07 UTC
PIAF Installed Version = under PROXMOX
│ FreePBX Version = │
│ 2.11 │
│ Running Asterisk Version = │
│ Asterisk Source Version = UNKNOWN │
│ Dahdi Source Version = N/A * │
│ Libpri Source Version = UNKNOWN │
│ IP Address = on eth1 │
│ Operating System = CentOS release 6.4 (Final) │
│ Kernel Version = 2.6.32-042stab076.7 - 32 Bit

The asterisk manager password in FreePBX must match the one in /etc/asterisk/manager.conf

One personal opinion, as an intern you should learn how to research and find answers. It is a much better strategy than begging for intellectual charity with pity on a forum. It will also vastly increase your value to employers.


I already did the research and went through and checked the password that is why I went to the forums where people are supposed to help others in need. Also, I checked the passwords in /etc/asterisk/manager.conf and they match on how I created it.

Is your mysql server running?