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PM27844: WSWS3163E: ERROR: THE WEB SERVICES ENGINE COULD NOT FIND A TARGET SERVICE TO INVOKE! TARGETSERVICE IS XXXXXX AFTER PM08816

Fixes are available

6.1.0.37: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.17: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.47: WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Fix Pack 47
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.39: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP4 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.41: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP5 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.43: Java SDK 1.5 SR13 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.45: Java SDK 1.5 SR14 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.47: Java SDK 1.5 SR16 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.19: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.21: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.23: Java SDK 1.6 SR10 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.25: Java SDK 1.6 SR11 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR12 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.29: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.45: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP60 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.31: Java SDK 1.6 SR15 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.35: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.37: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.39: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP7 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.41: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP20 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.43: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP41 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • After upgrading WebSphere Application Server version to
    6.1.0.33 or 7.0.0.13 from previous versions, JAX-RPC web
    services might experience the following error:
    
    WSWS3163E: Error: The Web services engine could not find a
    target service to invoke!  targetService is xxxxxx
    
    Note: The error only occurs after upgrading WebSphere
    Application Server to the 6.1.0.33 or 7.0.0.13 fix packs. Prior
    to upgrading, the same application works without any issues.
    The error is especially likely to occur when a mixture of
    clients and server requests are running on an application
    server.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V6.1 and V7.0 JAX-RPC web services.  *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: JAX-RPC web services might receive a    *
    *                      WSWS3163E error after upgrading to      *
    *                      6.1.0.33 or 7.0.0.13.                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack containing this APAR.    *
    ****************************************************************
    After upgrading to 6.1.0.33 or 7.0.0.13 from previous
    versions, JAX-RPC web services might experience the following
    error:
    
    WSWS3163E: Error: The Web services engine could not find a
    target service to invoke!  targetService is xxxxxx
    
    Note: Above error only occurs after upgrading to the 6.1.0.33
    or 7.0.0.13 fix packs. Prior to upgrading, the same
    application works without any issues.  The error is especially
    likely to occur when a mixture of clients and server requests
    are running on a server.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The problem was introduced by APAR PM08816 in WebSphere
    Application Server 6.1.0.33 and 7.0.0.13.
    PM08816 improved performance by caching some configuration
    information for JAX-RPC web services.  There was a problem
    with the fix such that old cached information was sometimes
    returned.  The stale cache information lead to the WSWS3163
    error.  This was especially true if JAX-RPC client and server
    requests were running on the same thread.
    
    This APAR corrects the stale cache problem so that the correct
    configuration information is returned.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 6.1.0.37 and 7.0.0.17.  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

    PM27844

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-11-30

  • Closed date

    2011-02-15

  • Last modified date

    2011-03-14

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    PM33877 PM34849

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

  • R61A PSY

       UP

  • R61H PSY

       UP

  • R61I PSY

       UP

  • R61P PSY

       UP

  • R61S PSY

       UP

  • R61W PSY

       UP

  • R61Z PSY

       UP

  • R700 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
14 March 2011