Retired Application Will Not Start under WebLogic Server 10.3.4 - Error: is in state STATE_RETIRED (Doc ID 1306663.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Weblogic Server - Version: 10.3.4 and later   [Release: and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Attempting to start a retired application will fail with this message:

Error weblogic.management.ManagementException: [Deployer:149197]Cannot perform operation start because application 'Test [Version=111]' is in state STATE_RETIRED Warning Errors were encountered while performing this operation

Changes

You can deploy upgraded applications using Production Redeployment to maintain 24x7 access by users during the upgrade. Once the upgrade has been completed, the earlier version of the application will be retired. For more information, see:

Oracle® Fusion Middleware Deploying Applications to Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Release 1 (10.3.4)
Using Production Redeployment to Update Applications


In WLS 10.3.3 and earlier versions, the retired application could be started.

Cause

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