SOA Server Having Failures On Startup Due To NullPointerException In SOADMSCtxParamDescriptors (Doc ID 2265374.1)

Last updated on MAY 12, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle SOA Suite - Version 12.2.1.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 12.2.1.2.0 version

SOA server having failures on startup due to NullPointerException in SOADMSCtxParamDescriptors

On starting the SOA server, observing errors in out file of the server even though the error shows up the server go to the RUNNING mode and em console shows up along with deployed composites.
But when an request comes to invoke a SOA composite user gets an error related to NoClassDefFoundError



ERROR
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ORABPEL-00000

Out File Log
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<Apr 20, 2017, 9:08:28,52 AM CDT> <Error> <oracle.soa.bpel.system> <BEA-000000> <
ORABPEL START-UP ERROR!!!!!!!!
 
OraBPEL run-time system failed to start due to exception:
Exception not handled by the Collaxa Cube system.
an unhandled exception has been thrown in the Collaxa Cube systemr; exception reported is: "javax.ejb.EJBException: EJB Exception: : java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError
at oracle.soa.tracking.fabric.transactions.CommonTxnSynchronizer.(CommonTxnSynchronizer.java:35)
at oracle.soa.tracking.fabric.transactions.TxnRegistry.setResource(TxnRegistry.java:78)
at oracle.soa.tracking.fabric.transactions.TxnRegistry.registerSynchronizer(TxnRegistry.java:48)
at com.collaxa.cube.engine.util.EngineBeanCache.getTransactionSynchronizerResource(EngineBeanCache.java:383)
at com.collaxa.cube.persistence.dao.impl.jpa.JpaBaseDao.getEntityManager(JpaBaseDao.java:80)
at com.collaxa.cube.persistence.dao.impl.jpa.JpaClusterNodeDaoImpl.getCurrentTime(JpaClusterNodeDaoImpl.java:26)
at com.collaxa.cube.admin.data.ClusterDataManager.getCurrentTime(ClusterDataManager.java:96)

Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.soa.tracking.core.dms.SOADMSCtxParamDescriptors.(SOADMSCtxParamDescriptors.java:222)
... 247 more
at weblogic.ejb.container.internal.EJBRuntimeUtils.asEJBException(EJBRuntimeUtils.java:88)
  ...

-On each request the log is
javax.xml.ws.soap.SOAPFaultException: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Could not initialize class oracle.soa.tracking.core.dms.SOADMSCtxParamDescriptors
at com.sun.xml.ws.fault.SOAP12Fault.getProtocolException(SOAP12Fault.java:227)



STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Startup SOA managed server, server started in RUNNING mode
2. invoke a SOA composite - ORABPEL error reported


BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot access/invoke soa-composite

Cause

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