NEP is unable To Reconnect To External System - Bad version number in .class file

(Doc ID 1485312.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 28, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle Communications ASAP - Version 7.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


In Teh ASAP  7.0.0  Network Element Processor, the following occurred:

ASAP R3 OPT: NEP was Unable to connect to External System .

Incoming Orders keep stockpiling inside NEP. NE status is 'Connecting' even after ASAP and Weblogic server has been restarted for few times.
Telnet to the external system showing that it is able to be connected.

In the ASAP.Console file we found following error messages:

Exception in thread "Connection handler hpraspapp-sgvip-56206" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Bad version number in .class file
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(


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