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E-WL: Trying to Start or Stop WebLogic using psadmin while using Cron Results in Error - General Exception: null - java.lang.NullPointerException (Doc ID 1908227.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 01, 2019

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.51 and later
Generic UNIX


The issue is with psadmin utility. In PeopleTools you can start PIA from psadmin using psadmin -w commands. It is working fine when you start PIA from console. It is not working when you start PIA using psadmin running in the background mode. When you try to run psadmin to start PIA as scheduled job (Unix cron) it is not working. Only "psadmin -w start" and psadmin -w shutdown commands fail. "psadmin -w status" works.

When starting web server from command line using psadmin utility in the background (using nohup Unix command) customers are getting:





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