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PH34972: INVALID PROPERTIES IN THE RA.XML CAUSES WEBSPHERE V8.5.5.X RESOURCE ADAPTER UPDATE TO FAIL

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In order to fix an issue with the existing ODM(Operational
    Decision Manager)jrules resource adapter
    in WebSphere Application Server v8.5.5.x,the resource adapter
    was updated from WebSphere AdminConsole.
    The RAR install was successful as it did not thrown any error,
    not in the adminconsole or in the
    SystemOut.logs but upon testing, the update did not take effect
    as the original issue was not resolved.
    In order to resolve it,the RAR had to be deleted and a new RAR
    was recreated using the same file.
    

Local fix

  • Delete the existing RAR and recreate a new RAR
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server using resource adapters with         *
    *                  invalid ra.xml properies.                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Resource adapters ra.xml file that      *
    *                      contain invalid properties may not      *
    *                      update with new properties.             *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    If a resource adapters ra.xml file contains invalid
    properties, when trying to update them in the admin console
    with fixed resource adapter ra.xml file, the properties may
    not be visible even after the problem has been fixed by the
    resource adapter provided.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fixed ra.xml can now be updated in the admin console.
    The work around to this problem without this apar is to
    uninstall the resource adapter with the invalid properties,
    then install the fixed resource adapter.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix pack
    8.5.5.21 and 9.0.5.9. 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

    PH34972

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2021-03-02

  • Closed date

    2021-06-01

  • Last modified date

    2021-06-01

  • 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

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

[{"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSEQTP","label":"WebSphere Application Server"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"850"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
03 June 2021