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PH25522: JAVA.LANG.NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION WHILE RUNNING MIGRATION BBOWMPOS JOB

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • BBOWMPOS output shows:
    
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    com.ibm.ws.migration.utility.UpgradeException:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
      at com.ibm.ws.migration.postupgrade.Restore.
    <init>(Restore.java:275)
      at com.ibm.ws.migration.postupgrade.WASPostUpgrade.
    restore(WASPostUpgrade.java:458)
    ...
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
      at com.ibm.ws.migration.utility.
    ConfigRepositoryConnectionFederatedImpl.
    extractAndUpdateWASPreBackupConfigDocuments
    (ConfigRepositoryConnectionFederatedImpl.java:382)
      at com.ibm.ws.migration.utility.
    ConfigRepositoryConnectionFederatedImpl.
    getCorrectRepositoryForScenario
    (ConfigRepositoryConnectionFederatedImpl.java:285)
    MIGR0286E: The migration failed to complete.
    
    trace shows:
    00000023 SOAPConnector < handleAdminFault Exit
       javax.management.JMRuntimeException: Unable to authenticate
    incoming request
    
    00000001 ConfigReposit 1  Exception thrown while trying to
    connect to ConfigRepository: java.lang.NullPointerException
    00000001 UpgradeBase  3  handleException
       com.ibm.ws.migration.utility.UpgradeException:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    
    The APAR won't fix the security error, but will stop the NPE
    and issue a better error message.
    

Local fix

  • fix the security error.  Or do the migration with security
    turned off.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    *                  V8.5.5 and V9.0 Migration                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: NullPointerException is thrown after    *
    *                      security error in migration             *
    *                      WASPostUpgrade command                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    After a security error connecting to the deployment manager, the
    WASPostUpgrade migration command outputs a NullPointerException.
    The details of the security error are logged in the migration
    trace file.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A more helpful exception message will now be output when this
    scenario occurs.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix pack
    8.5.5.18 and 9.0.5.5. For more information, see 'Recommended
    Updates for WebSphere Application Server':
    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/715553
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH25522

  • 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

    2020-05-18

  • Closed date

    2020-06-18

  • Last modified date

    2020-06-18

  • 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

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SS7K4U","label":"WebSphere Application Server for z\/OS"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"900","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
14 December 2020