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PI35237: PROCESSING OF THE SIB-ENGINES.XML FILE DURING MIGRATION CAUSES A NULLPOINTER EXCEPTION ON WASPREUPGRADE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Migration from v6.1.0.x with Maximo installed to 8.5.5.3. At
    this point WASPreUpgrade is being run on the 6.1 node. DMGR for
    6.1 is not running nor the AppSrv01 server.
    Log files show for WASPreUpgrade
    [2/12/15 13:58:00:069 EST] 00000001 SIBFilestoreC 1
    sibFileStore
    PermanentStoreDirectory
    E:\ibm\WebSphere\AppServer\profiles\AppSrv01/filestores/com.ibm.
    ws.sib/N
    ode01.<...>/store was copied into peer.
    [2/12/15 13:58:00:069 EST] 00000001 SIBFilestoreC 1   Failed to
    copy SIB Filestrore directories
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.ws.migration.preupgrade.SIBFilestoreCopyDocumentProcesso
    r.copySIBFilestore(SIBFilestoreCopyDocumentProcessor.java:109)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.migration.preupgrade.SIBFilestoreCopyDocumentProcesso
    r.copySIBFilestore(SIBFilestoreCopyDocumentProcessor.java:92)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.migration.preupgrade.SIBFilestoreCopyDocumentProcesso
    r.<init>
    (SIBFilestoreCopyDocumentProcessor.java:61)
    at
    sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native
    Method)
    at
    sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(NativeCons
    tructorAccessorImpl.java:56)
    -- truncated
    WASPreUpgrade fails to complete
    

Local fix

  • As a workaround the client started the DMGR for v6.1 and reran
    the WASPreUpgrade.  This time it was successful.  DMGR should
    not have to run for this WASPreUpgrade to run.
    WASPreUpgrade was run with the parameter -oldProfile AppSrv01
    but it still backed up AppSrv01 and DMGR.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V8.0 and V8.5                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: NullPointerException is thrown when     *
    *                      processing sib-engines.xml with no      *
    *                      fileStore.                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Migration assumes every MessagingEngine has a child element
    filestore in the sib-engines.xml but this is not required.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Migration will check for existence of filestore before
    continuing xml processing.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 8.0.0.11 and 8.5.5.6.  Please refer to the
    Recommended Updates page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI35237

  • 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

    2015-02-17

  • Closed date

    2015-04-20

  • Last modified date

    2015-04-20

  • 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

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
28 April 2022