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JR52901: A NULLPOINTEXCEPTION IS THROWN WHEN STARTING A NON-IBM BPM CLUSTER IN AN IBM BPM INSTALLATION

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When you create an additional non-IBM Business Process Manager
    (BPM) cluster and start the cluster, you receive the following
    error:
    
    [1/26/15 16:20:56:121 UTC] 00000001 ValidateDatab W
    com.ibm.bpmcommon.upgrade.database.ValidateDatabaseVersion
    isStandardConfigured ConfigurationSpi.isBPMComponentsConfigured
    exception:  java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.bpm.config.spi.ConfigurationSpi.isBPMComponentsConfigure
    d(ConfigurationSpi.java:1148)
    at
    com.ibm.bpmcommon.upgrade.database.ValidateDatabaseVersion.isSta
    ndardConfigured (ValidateDatabaseVersion.java:184)
    
    PRODUCTS AFFECTED
    IBM BPM Advanced
    IBM BPM Standard
    IBM BPM Express
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM BPM Advanced                            *
    *                  IBM BPM Standard                            *
    *                  IBM BPM Express                             *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: When you create an additional non-IBM   *
    *                      Business Process Manager (BPM)          *
    *                      cluster and start the cluster, you      *
    *                      receive the following error:            *
    *                      [1/26/15 16:20:56:121 UTC] 00000001     *
    *                      ValidateDatab W                         *
    *                      com.ibm.bpmcommon.upgrade.database.Vali *
    *                      dateDatabaseVersion                     *
    *                      isStandardConfigured                    *
    *                      ConfigurationSpi.isBPMComponentsConfigu *
    *                      red                                     *
    *                      exception:                              *
    *                      java.lang.NullPointerException          *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.bpm.config.spi.ConfigurationSpi *
    *                      .isBPMComponentsConfigured(Configuratio *
    *                      nSpi.java:1148)                         *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.bpmcommon.upgrade.database.Vali *
    *                      dateDatabaseVersion.isStandardConfigure *
    *                      d (ValidateDatabaseVersion.java:184)    *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When you create a non-IBM BPM cluster in an IBM BPM
    installation, the ConfigurationSpi.isBPMComponentsConfigured()
    method cannot get the IBM BPM server context and you receive a
    NullPointerException.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available for IBM BPM V.8.5.0.1 that updates the
    ConfigurationSpi to check whether IBM BPM is configured on the
    cluster that is being started.
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR52901:
    
    1. Select IBM Business Process Manager with your edition from
    the product selector, the installed version to the fix pack
    level, and your platform, and then click Continue.
    2. Select APAR or SPR, enter JR52901 , and click Continue.
    
    When you download fix packages, ensure that you also download
    the readme file for each fix. Review each readme file for
    additional installation instructions and information about the
    fix.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR52901

  • Reported component name

    BPM STANDARD

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9500

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-03-25

  • Closed date

    2015-06-30

  • Last modified date

    2015-07-10

  • 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

    BPM STANDARD

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C9500

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
10 July 2015