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

Last updated on AUGUST 14, 2018

Applies to:

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


On : 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


Out File Log

<Apr 20, 2017, 9:08:28,52 AM CDT> <Error> <oracle.soa.bpel.system> <BEA-000000> <
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.(
at oracle.soa.tracking.fabric.transactions.TxnRegistry.setResource(
at oracle.soa.tracking.fabric.transactions.TxnRegistry.registerSynchronizer(
at com.collaxa.cube.engine.util.EngineBeanCache.getTransactionSynchronizerResource(
at com.collaxa.cube.persistence.dao.impl.jpa.JpaBaseDao.getEntityManager(
at com.collaxa.cube.persistence.dao.impl.jpa.JpaClusterNodeDaoImpl.getCurrentTime(

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

-On each request the log is java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Could not initialize class oracle.soa.tracking.core.dms.SOADMSCtxParamDescriptors

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

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


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