A simple bash script to kill WebSphere processes

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A script to determine the WebSphere instance’s Cell Name

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You are migrating a WAS 7 profile to WAS 8 and you get the error below… Command being issued was:

Result

The destination profile must be the same same as the source WAS 7 profile. Essentially you create a WAS 8.5.5.x profile in WAS 8.5.5.x, using the same name as the profile that.. read more →

The Error: ADMA5060E: Resource validation for application <app_name> failed due to unexpected exception java.lang.NullPointerException Often occurs when you have coded attributes for a deployment to build an attribute string for an AdminApp.install for example

The line above has a space after the node name, it should be as follows

Notice I have removed.. read more →

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Looking for WebSphere Training Online? I have extensive WebSphere Training Courses for sale. I have two styles of WebSphere Training Materials. One style is the actual course materials for self-paced learning and these can be purchased immediately from this site click here >> , details of some sample course-outlines are shown below. The other kind.. read more →

Are you looking for WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.x Training Materials? I have extensive WebSphere Training Courses for sale. I have two styles of WebSphere Training Materials. One style is the actual course materials for self-paced learning and these can be purchased immediately from this site click here >> , details of some sample course-outlines are.. read more →

 Jython Error: AttributeError: instance of

Basically I have a Jython class with name called APPLICATION as defined by a few lines in my Jython class:

But, I have not declared a private member variable called __cellName I had:

I should have had

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  Error:

The reason for this error was because I had referred to a Jython class-file (Jython OO script) by name in the same directory, but I had the name wrong. The file was manageApp, not appManage. My import statement was: import AppManage as app It should have been import manageApp as app   read more →

Error when testing a new JDBC Provider and Datasource

The situation is that I am using a MySQL Java Provider and I have configured the JDBC Provider Datasource and J2C Alias, but I have to save and restart the server. Once I have restarted the server, I get the following:

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You are trying to run the WASPreUpgrade.sh script and you get the following error:

The command which was run from A WAS 7 install <was_root>/bin

Solution: The solution is to install a WAS 8.5.5.x instance i.e. binaries, then use the ./WASPreUpgrade.sh script from the new WAS instance and set the path to be.. read more →

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In the <ihs_root/logs.error_log we find the following error when connecting to IBM HTTP Server using SSL. [Fri May 01 14:08:10 2015] [error] [client 192.168.0.7] [1a6a0a0] [15650] SSL0208E: SSL Handshake Failed, Certificate validation error. [192.168.0.7:51155 -> 192.168.0.80:443] [14:08:10.000087901] 0ms IBM documentation gives the explanation for this error message. SSL0208E: SSL Handshake Failed, Certificate validation error This.. read more →

You try to log in to the folliwing URL of an admin server

And you get this error in the brower

Reason: That once started, you still need to use a WAS admin console (remote or local) to administer IHS. There is no web-interface presented by the IBM Admin Server. It only provides.. read more →

When you start IBM HTTP Server – Administration Server, you get the following error If you do not set this port you will get this error Syntax error on line 7 of /opt/IBM/HTTPServer/conf/admin.conf: Port must be specified /opt/IBM/HTTPServer/bin/adminctl start: admin http could not be started If IHS is installed on a separate server other than the WAS server, then WAS uses the IBM HTTP Administration Server to administrate IHS. Before we can start.. read more →

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The IBM Installtion Manager has powerful command-line options. Many of which are expained in many of my courses. If IM is installed in /opt/IBM/InstallationManager Change to the  /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools  folder and run the following command:  ./imcl  help, the result will be the following.

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When using IBM Installation Manager to install the WAS Plugin Package, we cannot install the Plugin as a subdirectory within the HIS installation. In previous versions for example, IHS 7.0 and below, many organisations installed the WAS Plugin into a folder called <ihs_root>/Plugins, however we no longer can do this. For example: We have IBM.. read more →

A little script to help you get syntax for wsadmin help commands in WebSphere Application Server Jython programming create script called getHelp.sh, then chmod as required and voila

Example result:

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Error when adding an LDAP Repository to Federated Repositories using Jython

Check these things. 1. Firewall 2. Port (in my case above port looks right, but it was supposed to be 10389, not 10398 3. Use netstat -an command with a grep to check the port for example netstat -an | grep 10398, if.. read more →

When running a wsadmin Jython command (from a Jython script file), I get the following error

As we can see by the error in the stack trace, the AdminTask object is not available, this is because the WebSphere Application Server/Deployment Manager is not started. read more →

21 Apr 2015
April 21, 2015

ApacheDS Install

April 21, 2015 Apache, Blog 0 Comment

Installing ApacheDS You can acquire the Apache DS download and installation instructions from http://directory.apache.org/. There are versions available or all major platforms and the documentation is very good. For my installation I have used version 2.0.0-M19 for Linux, which is the latest version available at the time of writing, April 2015. Once you have downloaded.. read more →

21 Apr 2015
April 21, 2015

ApacheDS will not start

April 21, 2015 Apache, Blog, Errors 0 Comment

If you are like me and you power off your local Linux (CentOS) VM’s and ApacheDS is not shutdown correctly. When you try to start ApacheDS you get the following error:

You know ApacheDS is not running, and the Firewall has the correct port open, so what’s the problem? Well it is simple. There is.. read more →

Error below was presented when running a Jython script on WAS 8.5.5.5

The code being used is as follows:

Add the missing : after else for example ‘else:’ not ‘else’ Resultig fixed code

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Error when running some Jython in WebSphere Application Server to configure Global Security we find the following error Error:

The code has the following:

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You have tried to connect to the Administrative Console for a new WebSphere Application Server profile. You get the following error

The most common reason, is that the console will want to redirect to the secure HTTP/s port and that port is not open on the firewall for example Let’s say you have the.. read more →

21 Apr 2015
April 21, 2015

WebSphere Training

April 21, 2015 Blog, Middleware Training, WebSphere Training 0 Comment

Are you looking for WebSphere Application Server Training Materials? I have extensive WebSphere Training Courses for sale. I have two styles of WebSphere Training Materials. One style is the actual course materials for self-paced learning and these can be purchased immediately from this site click here >> , details of some sample course-outlines are shown.. read more →

19 Apr 2015
April 19, 2015

WebSphere Role Management

April 19, 2015 WebSphere Security, WebSphere Training 0 Comment

 Role Management In this section, we will demonstrate creating users, groups and assigning roles to groups. Administrative roles We may want some people to have only the ability to start and stop applications; others, we may wish to allow full configuration access. WebSphere implements a way of delegating privileges through the use of administrative roles… read more →

This document covers the process of setting up Apache DS as an LDAP server for WebSphere Applicstion Server and then shows by example how to use LDAP as provided by Apache DS for use in in the two following scenarios A Standalone LDAP server configuration  – WAS Administrative Security and User Security (Application Role Management).. read more →

If you have read the WAS 8.5.5.x silent install guide (which is part of my new WAS 8.5.5.x course available for purchase  in Q2 2015), you will know that we used the custom install script was8manage.sh or manually install WAS, you would hopefully have turned on Global Security by default. The most obvious surety of.. read more →