Solving com.ibm.etools.ejbdeploy.EJBDeploymentException when deploying an application on WebSphere
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If you’re deploying a large EAR file which includes a lot of EJBs, it is possible for the EJB deployment process to fail when you’re installing or updating an enterprise application. If this happens you’ll see in the admin console:
ADMA5018I: The EJBDeploy program
is running on file <temp EAR>.
What you need to know is that the EJB deployment step of
enterprise application installation is handled by a specific component
called ejbdeploy which uses it’s own seperate JVM instance. Therefore,
to fix this error you need to increase the heap size for the ejbdeploy
process. On Windows you need to edit ejbdeploy.bat and on UNIX,
ejbdeploy.sh. Both can be found in:
Inside this file, look for $JAVA_CMD, and then find the –Xms (minimum heap size) and –Xmx (maximum heap size) parameters (which both default to 256m). I was able to overcome my issue by increasing to 512m.