Collect troubleshooting data for web services problems in WebSphere Process Server

Technote (troubleshooting)


Problem(Abstract)

You are having a web service problem with WebSphere Process Server. You would like to know what documentation you must collect (MustGather) so that the WebSphere Process Server Support team can diagnose your problem. If you gather this documentation before contacting support it will expedite the troubleshooting process, and save you time.

Resolving the problem

Setting the trace string

Set the following trace string, then reproduce the problem. For instructions, see the main WebSphere Process Server MustGather document.


*=info:
SCA.*=all:
com.ibm.ws.webservices.*=all


Note: Enabling the trace might slow down your system. This delay can lead to transaction time-outs and errors.


Required diagnostic information


Gather the following information and files:

General diagnostic information

  • Problem description
  • Environment description
  • Server logs: All files from the following directories:
     
    <profile_root>/<profile_name>/logs/<server_name>
     <profile_root>/<profile_name>/logs/ffdc
  • Project interchange (PI) or enterprise archive (EAR) file from the relevant applications

Web services diagnostic information
  • Sample SOAP request and response messages


IBM Support Assistant


Automated data collectors are available in IBM Support Assistant to improve the accuracy of complete data collection. You can use ISA Lite to automate the gathering of the required log files.

Note: When you use ISA Lite, also gather a detailed problem description, environment description, and other requested materials, such as a PI file.


IBM Support Assistant Lite
IBM Support Assistant Workbench
A special offering that contains only the data-collector component of IBM Support Assistant Workbench For a full range of problem-solving features, the workbench contains all of the data-collection capability of ISA Lite and much more!


Instructions for collecting the diagnostic information


Collect the diagnostic information:
  • Collect the general diagnostic information. For instructions, see the "Manually collect troubleshooting information" section in Collect troubleshooting data for WebSphere Process Server Version 6. You can collect the server logs and some of the environment details using ISA Lite.
  • Provide a copy of any involved SOAP request or response messages leading up to the issue


What to do next

  1. Review the logs and traces at the time of the problem to try to determine the source of the problem.

  2. Use IBM Support Assistant to search for known problems in the information center, forums, and technotes.

  3. If you cannot find related problems or cannot solve the problem, send the information you have collected to IBM by following the instructions in Exchanging Information with IBM Technical Support.

For a listing of all technotes, downloads, and educational materials that are specific to WebSphere Process Server , search the WebSphere Process Server support page.

Related information

Troubleshooting Guide for WebSphere Process Server
Recommended fixes
Web Services MustGather for WebSphere Application Serve

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Document information


More support for:

WebSphere Process Server
Web services

Software version:

6.1, 6.1.2, 6.2, 7.0

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #:

1267920

Modified date:

2009-10-22

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