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Fix pack 8001 installation fails - ADMA5029E: WebSphere_Portal_2 cannot be found as a server

Technote (troubleshooting)


During the 8001 fix pack installation, ConfigEngine executes a wsadmin script which tries to read the server definition for any vertical cluster members added to the node. If the Dmgr was not running during the upgrade, it may fail.


In ConfigTrace, the process is not connecting to the Dmgr:

Fri Mar 22 21:19:10 GMT 2013
Target started: action-set-managed-node-flag

[echo] Is this a Managed Node ? true
Target finished: action-set-managed-node-flag
Fri Mar 22 21:19:11 GMT 2013
Target started: action-set-conntype-property

[echo] wsadminConnType set to: NONE
Target finished: action-set-conntype-property


The wsadminConnType should be set to SOAP in a cluster. Further in the ConfigTrace, we see this error:


[wsadmin] WASX7357I: By request, this scripting client is not connected to any server process. Certain configuration and application operations will be available in local mode.
[wsadmin] AppName wcm
[wsadmin] ADMA5017I: Uninstallation of wcm started.
[wsadmin] ADMA5042E: Targets [webserver1] are not found in the repository. Server index entries for these targets are not updated.
[wsadmin] ADMA5029E: Cluster member WebSphere_Portal_2 that is defined in the cluster configuration for PortalCluster cannot be found as a server.
[wsadmin] at
[wsadmin] at$000(
[wsadmin] at$
[wsadmin] at

[wsadmin] ADMA5105E: Updates to the server index entry failed for the last node in
[wsadmin] ADMA5011I: The cleanup of the temp directory for application wcm is complete.
[wsadmin] ADMA5107E: The application wcm cannot be uninstalled.
[wsadmin] WASX7017E: Exception received while running file "/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/wp_profile/ConfigEngine/config/work/was/curJaclScript.jacl"; exception information: WASX7133E: Application uninstall of wcm failed: see previous messages for details.

[wsadmin] WASX7341W: No "save" was performed before the interactive scripting session exited; configuration changes will not be saved.
/opt/IBM/WebSphere/ConfigEngine/config/includes/apply_PTF.xml:49: Java returned: 105

/opt/IBM/WebSphere/PortalServer/installer/wp.update/config/includes/cumulative_fix.xml:53: The following error occurred while executing this line:
/opt/IBM/WebSphere/ConfigEngine/config/includes/apply_PTF.xml:49: /opt/IBM/WebSphere/ConfigEngine/config/includes/apply_PTF.xml:49: Java returned: 105
Total time: 1 minute 50 seconds


In Installation Manager native logs, you may see the following error if an incorrect Dmgr profile name is passed in:


[exec] WCMD0003E: The specified profile "Dmgr01" cannot be found.
If a default profile exists and you wish to use it, the -profileName
parameter is not required.
[exec] Result: 1
[exec] Current profile - wp_profile


The Dmgr is not started during the upgrade, so the installation process cannot connect to it.

Resolving the problem

1. If using a remote Dmgr, be sure it is started prior to attempting the upgrade.

2. If using a local Dmgr and Installation Manager requires you to stop it prior to attempting the upgrade, follow these steps:

a. Verify the Dmgr profile name by navigating to the Dmgr's AppServer/bin folder and execute this command:

./|bat -listProfiles

b. Pass in the correct Dmgr profile name according to the installation option you are using:

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Portal
Installation & Configuration

Software version: 8.0

Operating system(s): AIX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Software edition: Enable, Express, Extend, Server

Reference #: 1632217

Modified date: 2013-03-26