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PM89648: ADMIN AGENT OR NODE AGENT MIGHT NOT RESTART APPLICATION SERVER AFTER SYSTEM REBOOT

Fixes are available

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
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
7.0.0.35: 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

  • After a system restart where JVM's were terminated suddenly,
    application servers configured to automatically restart in an
    admin agent or node agent monitoring policy might not restart
    consistently.
    
    Manual calls made to start the server will succeed.
    

Local fix

  • Start the server manually.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server Network Deployment edition or Admin  *
    *                  Agent topologies                            *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: After a system reboot, appserver        *
    *                      JVMs configured to be automatically     *
    *                      restarted might not be consistently     *
    *                      restarted.                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack containing this APAR.    *
    ****************************************************************
    During node agent or admin agent startup, a search is done for
    the PID files of appservers that are being managed by these
    agents. If the PID file is present and the PID is alive in the
    system process list, it is assumed  that the  appserver is
    running and it is not necessary to restart it.
    After a system reboot where the WebSphere Application Server
    JVMs were not cleanly shut down, that logic can be incorrect,
    as some other live process can acquire the PID that used to be
    held by an appserver. In that case, server restart might not
    occur.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code is changed to check communication with any
    appserver processes found alive that are candidates for
    restarting, to assure that they are really appserver
    processes.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 7.0.0.33, 8.0.0.8 and 8.5.5.1  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

    PM89648

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-05-23

  • Closed date

    2013-06-21

  • Last modified date

    2014-10-13

  • 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 APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 8.0

Reference #: PM89648

Modified date: 13 October 2014