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PH18761: NullPointerException is thrown when running deregisterNode.sh wsadmin

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • A NullPointerException is thrown when running
    deregisterNode.sh with an AdminAgent
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server running with AdminAgent              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: NullPointerException is thrown when     *
    *                      running deregisterNode.sh wsadmin       *
    *                      script.                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When running deregisterNode.sh on an AdminAgent, a timing
    issue may cause a NullPointerException to be thrown. This
    happens when attempting to look up an environment variable.
    

Problem conclusion

  • If we cannot find the environment variable, we will now make
    sure we did not switch to the managed node context. If we did,
    we will look on the AdminAgent context as well.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 8.5.5.17 and 9.0.5.2.  Please refer to the Recommended
    Updates
    page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH18761

  • 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

    2019-11-04

  • Closed date

    2019-11-15

  • Last modified date

    2019-11-20

  • 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 #: PH18761

Modified date: 20 November 2019