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PM82929: APPLICATION UPDATE FAILS TO START APPLICATION IN A CLUSTERED ENVIRONMENT

Fixes are available

8.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 7
8.5.5.1: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 1
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

  • In attempting to update an xml file in an EAR file using the
    update operation on the admin console for a set of clustered
    servers does not start the application after the update is
    complete.
    
    FFDC log in the Node Agent will show the following:
    
    [2/6/13 17:31:07:660 GMT+09:00]     FFDC
    Exception:java.lang.NullPointerException
    SourceId:com.ibm.ws.management.application.sync.StartDeploymentT
    ask.fineGrainedUpdate ProbeId:200
    Reporter:java.lang.Class@1c591c59
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    com.ibm.ws.management.application.sync.StartDeploymentTask.getSe
    rversForModule(StartDeploymentTask.java:327)
    com.ibm.ws.management.application.sync.StartDeploymentTask.fineG
    rainUpdate(StartDeploymentTask.java:196)
    com.ibm.ws.management.application.sync.StartDeploymentTask.perfo
    rmTask(StartDeploymentTask.java:104)
    com.ibm.ws.management.application.sync.AppBinaryProcessor$Expand
    App.expand(AppBinaryProcessor.java:1682)
    com.ibm.ws.management.application.sync.AppBinaryProcessor$AppBin
    Thread.run(AppBinaryProcessor.java:1228)
     at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:738)
    
    Enabling trace:
    com.ibm.ws.management.*=all
    will show:
    
    Trace: 2013/02/06 17:31:07.698 01 t=9BECF0 c=UNK key=S2
    (13007002)
       ThreadId: 000000ff
       FunctionName:
    com.ibm.ws.management.application.sync.AppBinaryProcessor
       SourceId:
    com.ibm.ws.management.application.sync.AppBinaryProcessor
       Category: FINEST
       ExtendedMessage: throwable recevied: ;
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    com.ibm.ws.management.application.sync.StartDeploymentTask.getSe
    rversForModule(StartDeploymentTask.java:327)
    com.ibm.ws.management.application.sync.StartDeploymentTask.fineG
    rainUpdate(StartDeploymentTask.java:196)
    com.ibm.ws.management.application.sync.StartDeploymentTask.perfo
    rmTask(StartDeploymentTask.java:104)
    com.ibm.ws.management.application.sync.AppBinaryProcessor$Expand
    App.expand(AppBinaryProcessor.java:1682)
    com.ibm.ws.management.application.sync.AppBinaryProcessor$AppBin
    Thread.run(AppBinaryProcessor.java:1228)
      at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:738)
    

Local fix

  • Start the application using the admin console after the update
    completes
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All Users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V7.0, V8.0 and V8.5.                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: When an application update is           *
    *                      performed on the web.xml of a           *
    *                      WebSphere Enterprise Application that   *
    *                      is targetted to a cluster, the update   *
    *                      will stop the running module.           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When an application update is performed on the web.xml of a
    module of a WebSphere Enterprise Application that is targetted
    to a cluster, the update automatically stops the running
    module where the web.xml is updated. However, the module is
    not restarted automatically.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code has been corrected to restart the module.
    
    APAR PM82929 is currently targeted for inclusion in Fix Packs
    7.0.0.31, 8.0.0.7, and 8.5.5.1 of WebSphere Application Server.
    
    Please refer to URL:
    //www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=404&uid=swg27006970
    for Fix Pack availability.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM82929

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE FOR Z

  • Reported component ID

    5655I3500

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-02-15

  • Closed date

    2013-05-02

  • Last modified date

    2014-02-05

  • 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

    WEBSPHERE FOR Z

  • Fixed component ID

    5655I3500

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY UI13725

       UP14/01/11 P F401

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM82929

Modified date: 05 February 2014