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PM25637: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION HAPPENS WHEN CHANGING PROCESS LOGS SETTINGS FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE CONSOLE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Customer found NullPointerException is thrown when he accessed
    the administrative console and changed the process logs
    settings. He clicked
    Servers > Clusters > Dynamic clusters > cluster name > Server
    template > Process Definition > Process Logs
    and submitted the change. This did not work and SRVE0068E was
    logged in SystemOut.log with NullPointerException.
    

Local fix

  • Customer can change the process logs settings with no error if
    he follows this path.
    Servers > Clusters > Dynamic clusters > cluster name > Server
    template > Logging and Tracing > Process Logs
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V7.0 Administration Console along    *
    *                  with WebSphere Extended Deployment V6.1     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Null Pointer Exception when navigating  *
    *                      along the following path                *
    *                      Servers -> Clusters -> Dynamic          *
    *                      Clusters                                *
    *                      <Cluster Name > -> Server Template      *
    *                                                              *
    *                      Java and Process Management ->          *
    *                      Process Definition                      *
    *                      Loggins and Tracing -> JVM Logs         *
    *                                                              *
    *                      Press Apply                             *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Error when a user tries to modify the server template of a
    dynamic cluster
    
    
    If a user navigates the following pages:
    Servers -> Clusters -> Dynamic Clusters
    <Cluster Name > -> Server Template
    Java and Process Management -> Process Definition
    Loggins and Tracing -> JVM Logs
    Press Apply
    
    User will get a NullPointerException. This is because the
    context if for cluster template is not handled properly.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Various custom code was removed and class hierarchy changed
    so the context path is not altered. The context is obtained
    from the parent class and used, after sanity check.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.17.  Please refer to the Recommended Updates
    page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM25637

  • 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

    2010-11-01

  • Closed date

    2011-02-15

  • Last modified date

    2011-04-08

  • 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



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM25637

Modified date: 08 April 2011