Invoking a Web Service That Runs For Over 5 Minutes Gives Remotefault (Doc ID 551023.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 18, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle(R) BPEL Process Manager - Version: 10.1.2.0.2
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

BPEL invoke activity fails with timeout.

The invoked web service is on a 2nd server, and if the runtime is less than 5 minutes all is well, but a remoteFault occurs if the runtime exceeds 5 minutes. Meanwhile the web service itself seems to be completing normally.

-- Steps To Reproduce:

Create a simple web service that sleeps for a time specified by the input message, and a simple BPEL process SleepTestBPEL that calls it as a partner link. Execute 3 runs, once with a 15 second sleep in the web service to test that it works, then a run for 5.5 minutes (BPEL gets a remote fault as before), then a run for 4.5 minutes (BPEL succeeds).

Cause

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