Unable to start IBM Websphere Application Server

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Problem(Abstract)

The IBM Websphere Application Server cannot be started if the Generic JVM argument contains a -Djava.library.path option and when the directory names in the path has spaces.

Symptom

The following is logged in the native_stderr.log file:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Files\IBM\Rational\Focal
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: Files\IBM\Rational\Focal
at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:421)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:652)
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:346)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:618)

Cause

IBM Websphere Application Server fails to start when Generic JVM argument contains a -D option with a string value that included spaces

Resolving the problem

To start the IBM Websphere Application Server:

  • In Windows, specify a short name version of the directory. To find the short name version of the directory, go to the parent directory of the directory that contains spaces and run the command dir/x .
  • In Linux and Solaris, specify a directory that does not have space in the directory name.

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Document information


More support for:

Rational Focal Point

Software version:

6.5, 6.5.0.1, 6.5.0.2, 6.5.1

Operating system(s):

Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1450110

Modified date:

2011-12-13

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