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PH17962: REQUEST TO ALLOW WEB SERVER LOG PATH TO BE OUTSIDE OF WAS AND NOT REQUIRE THE .LOG FILENAME EXTENSION.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • At WAS ND at 9.0.5, these two JVM custom properties needed to be
    set to true to allow web server log path to reside outside of
    WAS:
     com.ibm.ws.management.fileservice.allAccess
    
    com.ibm.ws.console.webserver.anypath
    
    A design change in
    9.0.5.1 allows the web server log path to reside outside of WAS
    without setting these two properties, however the file name has
    to contain "access" or "error" in it and a file extension of
    .log.
    
    The purpose of this APAR is to request removing the
    requirement to end the filename with .log.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server using the administrative console to  *
    *                  manage webserver log files.                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Log files were required to end with     *
    *                      .log.  This prevented users with _log   *
    *                      files to not be able to view their      *
    *                      files.                                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    WebServer log files no longer require a file extension of
    .log.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code was modified so that WebServer log files can have
    names that dont require the .log extension.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix pack
    8.5.5.17, 9.0.5.3.  For more information, see 'Recommended
    Updates
    for
    WebSphere Application Server':
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH17962

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2019-10-10

  • Closed date

    2020-01-20

  • Last modified date

    2020-01-20

  • 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

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 900

Reference #: PH17962

Modified date: 20 January 2020