Unable to Deploy OFSAAI in Weblogic FICMaster Failed to Load Errors (Doc ID 1325684.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications Infrastructure - Version 7.2.8 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications (OFSAA)
Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications Infrastructure (OFSAAI) - Version 7.x

Symptoms

On Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications Infrastructure (OFSAAI) Version 7.2.8, Weblogic 10.3.4, when attempting to deploy in Weblogic, the following error occurs:

ERROR
Exception: [HTTP:101216]Servlet: "FICMaster" failed to preload on startup in Web application: "/OFSAAI". java.lang.NullPointerException at com.iflex.fic.common.Log4jLogger.initialize(Log4jLogger.java:116) at com.iflex.fic.common.Log4jLogger.initializeLog4j(Log4jLogger.java:55) at com.iflex.fic.ficml.FICMaster.init(FICMaster.java:125) at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper$ServletInitAction.run(StubSecurityHelper.java:283) at weblogic.security.acl.internal.AuthenticatedSubject.doAs(AuthenticatedSubject.java:321) at weblogic.security.service.SecurityManager.runAs(SecurityManager.java:121) at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper.createServlet(StubSecurityHelper.java:64) at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubLifecycleHelper.createOneInstance(StubLifecycleHelper.java:58) at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubLifecycleHelper.<init>(StubLifecycleHelper.java:48) at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.prepareServlet(ServletStubImpl.java:539) at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.preloadServlet(WebAppServletContext.java:1976) at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.loadServletsOnStartup(WebAppServletContext.java:1950) at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.preloadResources(WebAppServletContext.java:1869) at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.start(WebAppServletContext.java:3126) at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppModule.startContexts(WebAppModule.java:1512) at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppModule.start(WebAppModule.java:486) at weblogic.application.internal.flow.ModuleStateDriver$3.next(ModuleStateDriver.java:425) at

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Do fresh install of OFSAAI 7.2.8, AIX 6.1
2. Create two data sources in WebLogic as per Install Manual
3. Attempt to deploy

Cause

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