Invalid JVM Vendor error occurs when start WebSphere Application Server Community Edition 1.1 server with Oracle JDK 1.7.0_02

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Invalid JVM Vendor error in WASCE 1.1 with Oracle JDK 1.7.0_02


When you start WebSphere Application Server Community Edition 1.1 server with Oracle JDK 1.7.0_02, you will meet the error below.

Starting server...
Server Build: V1.1.0.0-201202182210
JVM in use: Oracle Corporation Java 1.7.0_02
[*> ] 8% 4s Starting geronimo/rmi-naming/1.1/car 15:16:31,584 ERROR [JvmVendor] Invalid JVM Vendor Oracle Corporation. Only IBM
and Sun are supported.
[***************] 100% 9s Startup complete


Oracle has changed java vendor properties info from JDK7.

java.vendor = Sun Microsystems Inc.
java.vendor.url =
java.vm.vendor = Sun Microsystems Inc.
java.specification.vendor = Sun Microsystems Inc.
java.vm.specification.vendor = Sun Microsystems Inc.

java.vendor = Oracle Corporation
java.vendor.url =
java.vm.vendor = Oracle Corporation
java.specification.vendor = Oracle Corporation
java.vm.specification.vendor = Oracle Corporation

Resolving the problem

To fix this issue, please follow this instruction.

1. Download the patch

2. Unzip the patch file into the WebSphere Application Server Community Edition installation directory, and ensure the files listed in the zip file replace the ones in the server installation.

3. Start the server with the cache cleaned, for example,



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