OIM Design Console Configuration Failure at Step 4 of 8 with Error "INST-6159: An unexpected error occured while validating {0}. Make sure the {0} is correct."

(Doc ID 2195005.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 19, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version 11.1.2.3.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 11.1.2.3 version, Infrastructure

OIM has been installed (no OAM installed) and OIM Server has been configured successfully.  However, OIM Design Console Configuration failure occurs.  Running c:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_IDM1\bin>config.bat leads to errors on step 4 of 8.

ERROR
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On UI, it throws:

"INST-6159: An unexpected error occured while validating {0}. Make sure the {0} is correct."

In logs, it throws:

[2016-10-11T14:53:35.358-04:00] [as] [ERROR] [] [oracle.as.install.engine.modules.validation.oracle.as.install.engine.modules.validation.handler.oimQueriesHandler.ValidateSOAConnection] [tid: 19] [ecid: 0000LUp3m9IC4yfDxZp2gW1NzJBf000003,0] Exception[[
java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.as.install.oim.validation.ValidateSOAConnection.isSoaServerUP(ValidateSOAConnection.java:495)
at oracle.as.install.oim.validation.ValidateSOAConnection.executeHandler(ValidateSOAConnection.java:277)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.handler.engine.HandlerLauncher$LaunchHelper.execute(HandlerLauncher.java:487)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.handler.engine.HandlerLauncher$LaunchHelper.launch(HandlerLauncher.java:413)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.handler.engine.HandlerLauncher.execute(HandlerLauncher.java:178)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.handler.engine.HandlerEngine.execute(HandlerEngine.java:137)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.handler.HandlerModule.performOperation(HandlerModule.java:458)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.handler.HandlerModule.performInputValidations(HandlerModule.java:416)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.handler.HandlerModule.processModuleEvent(HandlerModule.java:335)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.util.PartnerModuleImpl.processEvent(PartnerModuleImpl.java:118)
at oracle.as.install.engine.InstallEngine.notifyListeners(InstallEngine.java:660)
at oracle.as.install.engine.InstallEngine.processEvent(InstallEngine.java:618)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.util.PartnerModuleImpl.notifyAllEventListenersHelper(PartnerModuleImpl.java:227)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.util.PartnerModuleImpl.notifyListeners(PartnerModuleImpl.java:191)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.presentation.PresentationModule.executeModifiedDWizardEvent(PresentationModule.java:719)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.presentation.ui.common.wizard.ModifiedDWizard.fireValidationEvent(ModifiedDWizard.java:3319)
..TRUNCATED
]]
[2016-10-11T14:53:35.359-04:00] [as] [NOTIFICATION] [] [oracle.as.install.engine.modules.validation.oracle.as.install.engine.modules.validation.handler.oimQueriesHandler.ValidateSOAConnection] [tid: 19] [ecid: 0000LUp3m9IC4yfDxZp2gW1NzJBf000003,0] Exception occured during the execution of the handlernull
[2016-10-11T14:53:35.359-04:00] [as] [NOTIFICATION] [] [oracle.as.install.engine.modules.validation.oracle.as.install.engine.modules.validation.handler.oimQueriesHandler.ValidateSOAConnection] [tid: 19] [ecid: 0000LUp3m9IC4yfDxZp2gW1NzJBf000003,0] ErrorID:INST-6159[[
Cause:An unexpected error occurred while validating {0}.
Action:Make sure the {0} is correct.
]]



STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
- Run Configure OIM Design console step
- After providing WLS Details at Step 4

Cause

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