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PI06820: DEFAULT APP FAILS TO START ON Z/OS IF PERFORMANCE=PEAK ("START C OMPONENT AS NEEDED" OPTION FROM ADMINCONSOLE) SET

Fixes are available

8.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 8
7.0.0.31: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 31
8.5.5.2: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 2
7.0.0.33: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 33
8.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 9
8.5.5.3: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 3
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
8.5.5.4: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 4
8.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 10
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
8.5.5.5: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 5
8.5.5.6: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 6
8.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 11
8.5.5.7: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 7
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
8.5.5.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 8
8.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 12
8.5.5.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 9
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
8.5.5.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 10
8.5.5.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 11
8.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
8.5.5.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 12
8.0.0.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 14
8.5.5.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
8.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 15
7.0.0.45: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP60 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.31: Java SDK 1.6 SR15 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.35: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.37: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.39: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP7 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.41: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP20 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.43: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP41 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
8.5.5.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 14

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Reported symptom is as follows:
    
    The appserver starts, but the default application fails to
    start:
    
    BBOO0220E: WSVR0194E: Composition unit
    WebSphere:cuname=DefaultApplicat
     ion in BLA WebSphere:blaname=DefaultApplication failed to
    start. com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.CompositionUnitMgrImpl
    
    From the FFDC dump immediately before this message:
    
    java.lang.RuntimeException: java.lang.NullPointerException
     at
    com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.DeployedApplicationImpl.start(Deplo
    yedApplicationImpl.java:991)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ApplicationMgrImpl.startApplication
    (ApplicationMgrImpl.java:741)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ApplicationMgrImpl$3.run(Applicatio
    nMgrImpl.java:2056)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.security.auth.ContextManagerImpl.runAs(ContextManager
    Impl.java:5395)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.security.auth.ContextManagerImpl.runAsSystem(ContextM
    anagerImpl.java:5483)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.security.core.SecurityContext.runAsSystem(SecurityCon
    text.java:255)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ApplicationMgrImpl.start(Applicatio
    nMgrImpl.java:2061)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.CompositionUnitMgrImpl.start(Compos
    itionUnitMgrImpl.java:389)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.CompositionUnitImpl.start(Compositi
    onUnitImpl.java:123)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.CompositionUnitMgrImpl.start(Compos
    itionUnitMgrImpl.java:332)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server who configure PERFORMANCE=PEAK       *
    *                  set ("Start Component as needed" option     *
    *                  enabled in administrative console)          *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Applications may fail to start when     *
    *                      PERFORMANCE=PEAK is set ("Start         *
    *                      Component as needed" option enabled     *
    *                      in console)                             *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When the configuration is enabled, WebSphere Application
    Server may start an application which tries to access a
    security object even before it is instantiated.  This causes a
    NullPointerException.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI06820

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-11-25

  • Closed date

    2013-12-09

  • Last modified date

    2014-01-21

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY

       UP

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PI06820

Modified date: 21 January 2014