'Uncaught init() exception created by servlet FICMaster' Error Starting Websphere (Doc ID 2060844.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 30, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications Infrastructure - Version 7.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications (OFSAA)

Symptoms

After installing Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications (OFSAA) 7.3, and starting the Reveleus Server successfully, you get errors when starting or deploying Websphere:

[8/25/15 14:37:30:816 EDT] 0000000a SystemOut     O Setting ip: <servername>
[8/25/15 14:37:30:817 EDT] 0000000a SystemOut     O setting port:9999
[8/25/15 14:37:30:817 EDT] 0000000a SystemOut     O %%%%..2  DYNAMICSERVCIEMANAGER...IN WEBSERVER INIT MODE
[8/25/15 14:39:58:289 EDT] 00000004 WSJdbcConnect I   DSRA8780I: By default, the connection property, TransactionIsolationLevel, is matched for shareable connections based on the current state of the connection rather than the original connection request. You may use the data source custom property, connectionSharing, to configure this behavior.
[8/25/15 14:49:12:997 EDT] 00000011 ThreadMonitor W   WSVR0605W: Thread "server.startup : 0" (0000000a) has been active for 715268 milliseconds and may be hung.  There is/are 1 thread(s) in total in the server that may be hung.
.
.
.
[8/25/15 14:53:15:918 EDT] 0000000a FfdcProvider  W com.ibm.ws.ffdc.impl.FfdcProvider logIncident FFDC1003I: FFDC Incident emitted on /opt/was7/app/profiles/p-c72-b/logs/ffdc/as-c72-b-app-4_4c7c4c7c_11.11.11_11.11.11.8722869724608392120921.txt com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.servlet.ServletInstance.init 181
[8/25/15 14:53:15:921 EDT] 0000000a ServletWrappe E com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.servlet.ServletWrapper init SRVE0100E: Uncaught init() exception created by servlet FICMaster in application <app>: java.lang.NullPointerException
    at com.iflex.fic.ficml.JSPInitBean.initialize(JSPInitBean.java:191)
    at com.iflex.fic.ficml.FICMaster.init(FICMaster.java:138)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.servlet.ServletWrapper.init(ServletWrapper.java:364)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.servlet.ServletWrapperImpl.init(ServletWrapperImpl.java:171)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.servlet.ServletWrapper.initialize(ServletWrapper.java:1877)
    at com.ibm.wsspi.webcontainer.extension.WebExtensionProcessor.createServletWrapper(WebExtensionProcessor.java:98)
etc.

As a result of these errors, Websphere fails to start.

Cause

Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms