Tagged: WebSphere bug MyEclipse java8
December 29, 2017 at 9:50 am #546172
Our company is using WebSphere 22.214.171.124 which supports JDK 1.8 as a fix pack. The JDK is added to the WAS installation as a folder name java_1.8_64. I set the WAS8 jdk as that folder and everything works fine until I restart Myeclipse. When I do that the jdk folder changes from AppServer\java_1.8_64 to AppServer\java. If the jdk is pointing to the wrong folder we are unable to start new web projects, add WAS 8 as a runtime to replace WAS 7, etc. We have around 70 users and are currently moving to this version of Websphere, so the bug is kind of an issue.
Any way for us to fix this besides changing the JDK directory every time we start MyEclipse?
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.January 2, 2018 at 7:55 am #546772
Sorry that you are seeing this issue. We are looking into this problem and we will get back to you soon.
In the meantime, can you please let us know if there are any additional steps apart from just copying the Java 8 folder to the AppServer? Also share with us your OS and version details. If you are not working with the latest MyEclipse 2017, then please share with us the version of MyEclipse you are working with.
Apologies for inconvenience caused.
MyEclipse SupportJanuary 2, 2018 at 8:31 am #546777
To get WebSphere 8 working, we applied the patch and added the SDK to allow JDK 8 provided by IBM. Their patching tool created the \java_1.8_64 folder. In later versions of WAS8.5, JDK 8 is the default and is located in the default \java folder.
The only thing I do is change the location of the Installed WebSphere JRE, after eclipse is restarted, the JRE folder changes back.
Here is my system information:
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB
OS Version: 10.0.14393 N/A Build 14393
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Member Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
System Manufacturer: LENOVO
System Model: 20FKS01800
System Type: x64-based PC
Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed.
: Intel64 Family 6 Model 78 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~2607 Mhz
BIOS Version: LENOVO N1KET19W (1.06 ), 3/10/2016
Windows Directory: C:\Windows
System Directory: C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
System Locale: en-us;English (United States)
Input Locale: en-us;English (United States)
Time Zone: (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Total Physical Memory: 32,640 MB
Available Physical Memory: 23,377 MB
Virtual Memory: Max Size: 37,504 MB
Virtual Memory: Available: 26,432 MB
Virtual Memory: In Use: 11,072 MB
Here are the MyEclipse version details:
MyEclipse Enterprise Workbench
Version: 2017 CI 10
Build id: 15.0.1-20171220
WAS8 running with the correct JRE:
WebSphere [IBMJAVA8 126.96.36.199 cf091608.04]Platform 188.8.131.52 [BASE 184.108.40.206 cf091608.05] running with process name spherical-server and process id 24888
Host Operating System is Windows 10, version 10.0
Java version = 1.8.0, Java Runtime Version = pwa6480sr2fp10ifx-20160223_01 (SR2 FP10+IV81318+IV81645+IV81741+IV81716), Java Compiler = j9jit28, Java VM name = IBM J9 VM
was.install.root = C:\ptl_mis\IBM\WebSphere-220.127.116.11\AppServer
user.install.root = C:\ptl_mis\IBM\WebSphere-18.104.22.168\AppServer\profiles\Spherical
Java Home = C:\ptl_mis\IBM\WebSphere-22.214.171.124\AppServer\java_1.8_64\jre
Orb Version = IBM Java ORB build orb80-20151118.00
January 3, 2018 at 6:08 am #546826
- This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by joshua-white.
Thank you for the details. I could replicate the problem at my end. I have raised a bug for the dev team to investigate it further. I am afraid I cannot suggest any other workaround at this point of time apart from the obvious: renaming the original ‘java’ folder to something else and java_1.8_64 folder to ‘java’.
Thank you for reporting this problem. We will keep you posted when we have any other suggestions from the dev team and will also let you know about the fix schedule.
Apologies for inconvenience caused.
MyEclipse SupportJanuary 3, 2018 at 7:25 am #546843
Thanks for looking into this. It doesn’t seem like changing the folder name is a viable solution as the server has those folders mapped in its configuration and would require changing multiple environment variables in the WebSphere configuration. I will make our users aware of the issue.
ThanksJanuary 3, 2018 at 9:18 pm #547050
The way to change the JRE used is to alter the runtime configuration, rather than the launch configuration. So, on the server configuration editor, click the “Runtime Environment” link, rather than the “Open launch configuration” link. Pulldown the Configured JRE list and select the one you want. This will be the JRE used for the Websphere runtime.
We will also look at the launch configuration, as Swapna mentioned. At the very least, it should not appear to give you the option to change the JRE. That tab, in the launch configuration, takes its JRE from the runtime environment.
Sorry for the confusion with this; we will look at tidying this up.
Please let us know how you get on.