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PI80126: APPLICATION SERVER FAILS TO START, AND THROWS A NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Application Server fails to start, and throws a
    NullPointerException. In the logs you may see the following:
    When attempting a server start, the logs may contain the followi
    error
    00000001 WsServerLaunc E   ADMU3007E: Exception
    java.lang.NullPointerException
       at
    com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCommand.processDefaultJvmOp
    ns(LaunchCommand.java:1252)
       at
    com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCommand.setParamsFromJavaPr
    ssDef(LaunchCommand.java:1206)
       at
    com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCommand.setParamsFromProces
    f(LaunchCommand.java:624)
       at
    com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCommand.init(LaunchCommand.
    a:368)
       at com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCommand.<init>
    (LaunchCommand.java:268)
    00000001 WsServerLaunc E   ADMU3007E: Exception
    java.lang.NullPointerException
       at
    com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCommand.processDefaultJvmOp
    ns(LaunchCommand.java:1252)
       at
    com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCommand.setParamsFromJavaPr
    ssDef(LaunchCommand.java:1206)
       at
    com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCommand.setParamsFromProces
    f(LaunchCommand.java:624)
       at
    com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCommand.init(LaunchCommand.
    a:368)
       at com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCommand.<init>
    (LaunchCommand.java:268)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Application Server fails to start, and  *
    *                      throws a                                *
    *                      NullPointerException. In the logs you   *
    *                      may                                     *
    *                      see the following:                      *
    *                      When attempting a server start, the     *
    *                      logs                                    *
    *                      may contain the followi                 *
    *                      error                                   *
    *                      00000001 WsServerLaunc E   ADMU3007E:   *
    *                      Exception                               *
    *                      java.lang.NullPointerException          *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCo *
    *                      mma                                     *
    *                      nd.processDefaultJvmOp                  *
    *                      ns(LaunchCommand.java:1252)             *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCo *
    *                      mma                                     *
    *                      nd.setParamsFromJavaPr                  *
    *                      ssDef(LaunchCommand.java:1206)          *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCo *
    *                      mma                                     *
    *                      nd.setParamsFromProces                  *
    *                      f(LaunchCommand.java:624)               *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCo *
    *                      mma                                     *
    *                      nd.init(LaunchCommand.                  *
    *                      a:368)                                  *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCo *
    *                      mma                                     *
    *                      nd.<init>                               *
    *                      (LaunchCommand.java:268)                *
    *                      00000001 WsServerLaunc E   ADMU3007E:   *
    *                      Exception                               *
    *                      java.lang.NullPointerException          *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCo *
    *                      mma                                     *
    *                      nd.processDefaultJvmOp                  *
    *                      ns(LaunchCommand.java:1252)             *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCo *
    *                      mma                                     *
    *                      nd.setParamsFromJavaPr                  *
    *                      ssDef(LaunchCommand.java:1206)          *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCo *
    *                      mma                                     *
    *                      nd.setParamsFromProces                  *
    *                      f(LaunchCommand.java:624)               *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCo *
    *                      mma                                     *
    *                      nd.init(LaunchCommand.                  *
    *                      a:368)                                  *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.ws.management.launcher.LaunchCo *
    *                      mma                                     *
    *                      nd.<init>                               *
    *                      (LaunchCommand.java:268)                *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Code did not catch null value, resulting in NPE. This was fixed
    in
    a different APAR, but was not ported to 8.5
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI80126

  • 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

    2017-04-18

  • Closed date

    2017-07-19

  • Last modified date

    2017-11-15

  • 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

  • R850 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
19 October 2021