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PM61907: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION FROM VALIDATION WHEN NO NODE AGENTS ARE DEFINED

Fixes are available

7.0.0.25: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 25
8.5.0.1: WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Fix Pack 1
8.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 5
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
8.5.0.2: WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Fix Pack 2
8.0.0.6: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 6
7.0.0.29: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 29
8.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 7
8.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 8
7.0.0.31: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 31
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.33: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 33
8.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 9
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
8.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 10
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
8.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 11
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
8.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 12
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
8.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
8.0.0.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 14
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
8.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 15
7.0.0.25: Java SDK 1.6 SR11 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR12 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.29: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
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

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Validation of server configuration documents, for example, using
    
    "$AdminConfig validate", can issue validation error "CHKW3706E"
    with a reference to a NullPointerException, when validating the
    documents for a node that has no node agent.
    
    For example:
    
    cd WAS_HOME/PROFILE_NAME/bin
    wsAdmin.sh -conntype NONE
    $AdminConfig validate
    
    WASX7195I: Severity 1; line 0; target "null"; CHKW3706E: Failed
    to validate contents of file
    cells/CELL_NAME/nodes/NODE_NAME/servers/SERVER_NAME/server.xml,
    Exception java.lang.NullPointerException
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Configuration validation can issue      *
    *                      message CHKW3706E with reference to a   *
    *                      NullPointerException when no node       *
    *                      agent is defined.                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Validation of server configuration documents, for example,
    using "$AdminConfig validate", can incorrectly issue validation
    error "CHKW3706E" with a reference to a NullPointerException,
    when validating the documents for a node that has no node
    agent.
    For example:
    cd WAS_HOME/PROFILE_NAME/bin
    wsadmin.sh -conntype NONE
    $AdminConfig validate
    WASX7195I: Severity 1; line 0; target "null"; CHKW3706E: Failed
    to validate contents of file
    cells/CELL_NAME/nodes/NODE_NAME/servers/SERVER_NAME/server.xml,
    Exception java.lang.NullPointerException
    The reference to a NullPointerException means that only
    partial validation has been performed.  There is, however, no
    impact to other administrative function, or to runtime
    function.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A code update was made to correctly handle the case of no node
    agent being defined.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 7.0.0.25, 8.0.0.5, and 8.5.0.1.  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

    PM61907

  • 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

    2012-04-05

  • Closed date

    2012-06-07

  • Last modified date

    2012-07-16

  • 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 #: PM61907

Modified date: 16 July 2012