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PH31120: WEBSPHERE Z/OS 8.5.5.* details of com.ibm.ws.management.util.zos.TransformationError not in joblog

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Changes to WAS server configuration did not update.  ADMS0003I:
    The configuration synchronization completed successfully.  was
    printed and there was no other reason to think that something
    failed.
    In this case, there was actually an error in the transformation
    code and  detailed in FFDC logs.   Without this error being
    externalized,  the customer was unable to fix their
    configuration without IBM assistance.
    

Local fix

  • 1. Tips for troubleshooting this issue is documented here:
    https://www.ibm.com/mysupport/s/question/0D50z00005phjmPCAQ/why-
    am-i-receiving-stackoverflowexception-when-creating-a-new-applic
    ation-server-on-a-zos-cell?language=en_US
    
    2. Another specific reason is that there are paths defined
    to JVMs that are not valid.
    
    ex.  variable.xml files that are using:
    symbolicName="JAVA_HOME" value="${JAVA_LOCATION_1.7_64}"  where
    JAVA_LOCATION_1.7_64 is no longer in use.
    
    The error details can be seen by reviewing FFDC files:
     FFDC Exception:java.lang.Exception
    SourceId:com.ibm.ws.management.util.zos.WASEnv.generate
    ProbeId:86
    Reporter:com.ibm.ws.management.util.zos.WASEnv@c5076644
    java.lang.Exception: Failed to get sdk bit information.
     at
    com.ibm.ws.management.util.zos.WASEnv.getSDKBitUsed(WASEnv.java:
    473)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.management.util.zos.WASEnv.handleAgentlib(WASEnv.java
    :503)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.management.util.zos.WASEnv.generateFiles(WASEnv.java:
    331)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.management.util.zos.WASEnv.generate(WASEnv.java:108)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.management.util.zos.Config2Native.transform(Config2Na
    tive.java:210)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.management.util.zos.Config2Native.transform(Config2Na
    tive.java:182)
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All Z/OS users of IBM WebSphere Network     *
    *                  Deployment version 8.5.5 or later           *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: There is transformation error during    *
    *                      syncNode that is not showing on the     *
    *                      command output                          *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    SyncNode command line does not show transformation error
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code is updated to showed the error on command line when
    there is transformation problem during syncNode operation.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix pack
    8.5.5.19 and 9.0.5.7. 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

    PH31120

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE FOR Z

  • Reported component ID

    5655I3500

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2020-11-02

  • Closed date

    2021-01-05

  • Last modified date

    2021-01-05

  • 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

[{"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"},"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":"850"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
06 January 2021