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PH16438: MIGRATION FAILS IN POST MIGRATION STEP IF CONFIGURATION CONTAINSA HOSTALIAS DEFINED WITH PORT="*"

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Upgrading from WebSphere Application Server v8.5 to v9.0 failed
    in the post migration step with the message:
    java.lang.NumberFormatException: For input string: "*"
    
    Tracing implied the failure occurred while parsting the
    virtualhosts.xml file when it came across a HostAlias entry
    where port"*", such as:
    
    <aliases xmi:id="HostAlias_1462712271633"
    hostname="subdomain.yourdomain.com" port="*"/>
    
    WebSphere Knowledge Center documentation indicates that the
    asterisk/wildcard is a valid value for port.
    

Local fix

  • Temporarily delete the HostAlias with the port="*" or update
    the port value with a numeric value then re-run the post
    migration step.  Once successfully migrated, redefine the
    HostAlias with port="*".
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server Migration Toolkit V9.0               *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: NumberFormatException occurs while      *
    *                      running WASPostUpgrade while            *
    *                      processing virtual hosts.               *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    WASPostUpgrade encounters a NumberFormatException while
    processing virtual hosts because a host alias has "*"
    specified as the value for a port. WASPostUpgrade is assuming
    that the port value must be an integer, even though * is a
    permissible value, so it does not guard against this
    possibility.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH16438

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE FOR Z

  • Reported component ID

    5655I3500

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2019-09-04

  • Closed date

    2019-10-24

  • Last modified date

    2019-10-24

  • 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

    WEBSPHERE FOR Z

  • Fixed component ID

    5655I3500

Applicable component levels

  • R900 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 October 2021