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PI78238: Due to a timing issue, sometimes APC will lose server information and not make placements as a result

Fixes are available

8.5.5.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 12
9.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 5
9.0.0.6: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 6
8.5.5.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 13
9.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 7
9.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 8
8.5.5.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 14
9.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 9
9.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 10
8.5.5.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 15
9.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 11
9.0.5.0: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Refresh Pack
9.0.5.1: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 1
9.0.5.2: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 2
8.5.5.17: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 17
9.0.5.3: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 3
9.0.5.4: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 4
9.0.5.5: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 5
WebSphere Application Server traditional 9.0.5.6
9.0.5.7: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 7
9.0.5.8: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5.8
8.5.5.20: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5.20
8.5.5.18: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 18
8.5.5.19: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 19
9.0.5.9: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5.9
9.0.5.10: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5.10

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Due to a timing issue, sometimes APC will lose server
    information, affecting its ability to make placements.  In a
    multicell topology, the APC gets notifications from the cell
    agent.  The purpose of the cell agent is in multicell
    topologies...adding a new cell or removing a
    cell...monitoring
    that activity...and it seems like it may be sending a remove
    cel message to the APC to remove the cell.
    

Local fix

  • n/a
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server WAS Base edition- Virtual            *
    *                  Enterprise/IM Component                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Application placement Controller stops  *
    *                      taking placement actions after          *
    *                      restarting some of the cell members     *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Application placement Controller stops taking placement actions
    after restarting some of the cell members.  The restarting of
    the members caused the Application Placement Controller (APC) to
    clear the information of the cluster in the cell.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The product issue has been identified and fixed.  The fix has
    been put into Application Placement Controller.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in fix
    pack 8.5.5.12.  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

    PI78238

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-03-15

  • Closed date

    2017-04-06

  • Last modified date

    2017-04-06

  • 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

  • R850 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
06 December 2021