Installation error: AdminTask

An AdminTask error can cause an installation failure.


This problem might cause the InfoSphere® MDM installation to fail and trigger a complete installation rollback. This issue might happen when you are installing the Business Administration UI application as part of the InfoSphere MDM installation. The issue is related to the ability of the IBM® WebSphere® Application Server Deployment Manager to interact with the InfoSphere MDM installation application. If encountered, the installation session is stopped, an error message is issued, and the installation rollback is triggered.

The warning message is similar to this IBM Installation Manager log file example message:
Error occurred in phase: install SU: 11.0.0.v20130410-1220 IU: null->11.0.0.v20130410-1220 Message: Error executing the /usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer8502ND/bin/ command: status=105. For more information, see the agent log file: /home/ws8admin/var/ibm/InstallationManager_H001/logs/native/TIME_STAMP.log
WASX7209I: Connected to process "dmgr" on node myCellManager01 using SOAP connector;  The type of process is: DeploymentManager
WASX8011W: AdminTask object is not available.
WASX7303I: The following options are passed to the scripting environment and are available as arguments that are stored in the argv variable: "[myCell01, None, myNode01, mdm-s3-H080, default_host]"
Setting up application server and VirtualHost for WCC UIs...
  Cell name               :myCell01
  Cluster name		     :None
  Node name               :myNode01
  Server name             :mdm-s3-H080
  VirtualHost Name        :default_host
Setting up server mdm-s3-H080 at node myNode01 in cell myCell01...
  Server 'mdm-s3-H080' does not exist. Creating new server from template 'default'...

server is 'mdm-s3-H080'
Adding new alias with ports to virtual host...
    WC_defaulthost Port to be added : 9080
    WC_defaulthost_secure Port to be added : 9443
Added new alias with ports to virtual host!!

Added ORB timeout for server:mdm-s3-H080
modify cookie security
create property
WASX7017E: Exception received while running file "/usr/IBM/MDM/H080/Shared/tmp/script/"; exception information: exception from Jython:
Traceback (innermost last):
File "<string>", line 198, in ?
File "<string>", line 131, in createProperty
NameError: AdminTask

WASX7341W: No "save" was performed before the interactive scripting session exited; configuration changes will not be saved.


  1. Increase the IBM WebSphere Application Server Deployment Manager JVM heap size to 1024/2048.
  2. Run the MDM installation again.
  3. Avoid use of the IBM WebSphere Application Server Integrated Solutions Console during the MDM installation.

Last updated: 8 Mar 2019