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PH39373: WEBSPHERE WINDOWS SERVICE FAILS WHEN THE HOSTNAME CONTAINS THE WORD "TEST"

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The hostname is passed as an argument to the windows WebSphere
    service. Internal code to execute diagnostic tests keys is
    invoked when the hostname contains the word "test" in the name.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server windows    *
    *                  services users                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The WebSphere windows service will      *
    *                      fail to operate if the hostname         *
    *                      contains the string "test".             *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The service will fail to start and failures will occur
    starting and stopping WebSphere when the service is enabled if
    the hostname contains the string "test".
    

Problem conclusion

  • The service contains internal test code. The test code
    looks for the keyword "test" to execute in test mode. The
    argument search was looking for substring matches instead of a
    complete string comparison. Code has been corrected to prevent
    substring matches.
    
    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

    PH39373

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2021-07-29

  • Closed date

    2021-08-04

  • Last modified date

    2021-08-04

  • 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 APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

[{"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud \u0026 Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSEQTP","label":"WebSphere Application Server"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"900"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
05 August 2021