Sun GlassFish Communications Server 1.5 Release Notes


This section describes known administration issues and associated solutions.

Failed to Deploy Generic RA Resource Adapter against IBM MQ (Issue 6605)


Deployment of a generic RA adapter against IBM Message Queue product fails. The permissions granted in the server.policy file is as follows.

grant {
      permission java.util.logging.LoggingPermission "control";
      permission java.util.PropertyPermission "*", "read,write";


Change the permissions in the server.policy file as follows:

grant codeBase
"file:${com.sun.aas.installRoot}/lib/install/applications/adminapp/-" {
  permission java.util.logging.LoggingPermission "control";

Stand-alone instances sometimes obtain files from other instances (6698604)


In some circumstances, files installed on the DAS intending to be synchronized with a specific instance actually get sent to additional instances.


No known solution.

Startup Message from the start-cluster command are too verbose (6728317)


The asadmin start-cluster command shows too many messages even when non-critical components fail during startup. See the following example command output when non-critical elements (related to the instances in the cluster) fail:

./asadmin start-cluster --port 9898 cluster1
Please enter the admin user name>admin
Please enter the admin password>
The clustered instance, instance2, was successfully started.
error 0 [#|2008-07-17T14:58:16.496+0200|WARNING|sun-appserver9.1|javax.jms|
Error occurred on connection creation [localhost:37676]. - cause: Connection refused|#]

error 1 [#|2008-07-17T14:58:17.517+0200|WARNING|sun-appserver9.1|javax.jms|
Error occurred on connection creation [localhost:37676]. - cause: Connection refused|#]

error 2 [#|2008-07-17T14:58:30.596+0200|WARNING|sun-appserver9.1|
|EJB5108:Unable to initialize EJB Timer Service. 
The likely cause is the database has not been 
started or the timer database table has not been created.|#]

error 3 [#|2008-07-17T14:58:32.512+0200|WARNING|sun-appserver9.1|
RAR5005:Error in accessing XA resource with JNDI name [__CallFlowPool] for recovery|#]

The clustered instance, instance1, was successfully started.
error 0 [#|2008-07-17T14:58:21.117+0200|WARNING|sun-appserver9.1|
|EJB5108:Unable to initialize EJB Timer Service. The likely cause is the database has 
not been started or the timer database table has not been created.|#]

error 1 [#|2008-07-17T14:58:23.106+0200|WARNING|sun-appserver9.1|
|RAR5005:Error in accessing XA resource with JNDI name [__CallFlowPool] for recovery|#]

Command start-cluster executed successfully.


No known solution. These (exceptions) messages can be ignored.

The package-appclient script does not work if domain1 is not present (6171458)


By default, there is a hard-coded value in as-install/lib/package-appclient.xml for the AS_ACC_CONFIG variable for domain1 that is pointed to by asenv.conf. If domain1 is deleted and a new domain created, the AS_ACC_CONFIG variable is not updated with the new domain name, which causes the package-appclient script to fail.


Do one of the following:

  1. Leave domain1 intact, and create your other domains around it.

  2. Remove domain1 and replace the hard-coded value for domain1 in as-install/lib/package-appclient.xml with the new domain name.

This will have to be done every time a new domain is created if domain1 is not present.

Starting Application Server with additional JMX Agent is not supported (6200011)


J2SE 1.4.x, 5.0, or later can be configured on the Application Server. An integral feature of J2SE 5.0 platform is the ability to start a JMX agent. This is activated when you explicitly set system properties at the server startup.

Example values include:

name="" value="true"
name="" value="9999"
name="" value="false"
name="" value="false"

After configuring JMX properties and starting the server, a new jmx-connector server is started within the Application Server Virtual Machine. An undesirable side-effect of this is that the administration functions are affected adversely, and the Application Server administration Console and command—line interface may produce unexpected results. The problem is that there are some conflicts between the built in jmx-connector server and the new jmx-connector server.


If using jconsole (or any other JMX-compliant client), consider reusing the standard JMX Connector Server that is started with Application Server startup.

When the server starts up, a line similar to the one shown below appears in the server.log. You can connect to the JMXService URL specified there and perform the same management/configuration operations after successfully providing the credentials; for example:

Here is the JMXServiceURL for the JMXConnectorServer: 
rmi-jmx-connector]. This is where the remote administrative 
clients should connect using the JSR 160 JMX Connectors.|#]

For more information, refer to the Sun GlassFish Communications Server 1.5 Administration Guide.

.asadmintruststore file not described in the documentation (6315957)


The .asadmintruststore file is not described in the documentation. If this file does not exist in the server administrator's home directory, you may experience serious bugs when upgrading certain applications hosted on the server.


Clustered instances fail to start due to a timeout in reaching the JMS broker (6523663)


The default MQ integration mode for a Communications Server cluster instance is LOCAL. When Communications Server is installed in a location (PATH) that is long (read “not short”), imqbrokerscv.exe crashes when the cluster instance starts. The problem is a memory allocation problem in imqbrokersvc.


The JMS service type for the cluster instance must be changed from the default LOCAL to REMOTE. In this configuration, all the instances point back to the DAS broker. Follow the instructions below to configure a cluster in REMOTE mode.

Note –

When using REMOTE mode, all instances are using one broker (DAS) , and therefore no broker cluster is created when the Communications Server cluster starts up. See “Auto-clustering” in Section 4.1, Division iii of the one-pager at for more information. The above functionality will not be available!

ProcedureUsing the command-line

Before You Begin

Modify the port and password file according to your environment. Note that in the instructions below, the cluster name is racluster, the DAS admin port is 5858, and the DAS JMS port is 7676.

  1. Modify the cluster configuration, changing the JMS type to REMOTE.

    as-install/bin/asadmin.bat set --port 5858 --user admin --passwordfile \
    as-install/bin/password_file racluster.jms-service.type=REMOTE
  2. Create a JMS host corresponding to the DAS JMS host.

    as-install/bin/asadmin.bat create-jms-host --port 5858 --user admin --passwordfile \
    as-install/bin/password_file --target racluster --mqhost localhost --mqport 7676 \
    --mquser admin --mqpassword admin dashost
  3. Set the default JMS host to be the DAS JMS host created in the previous step.

    as-install/bin/asadmin.bat set --port 5858 --user admin --passwordfile \
    as-install/bin/password_file racluster.jms-service.default-jms-host=dashost

ProcedureUsing the Admin GUI

  1. Go to Configurations->cluster-name-config->Java Message Service->JMS Hosts.

  2. Click New to create a new JMS host; name it dashost.

  3. Enter configuration settings corresponding to the JMS service for the DAS; defaults are as follows:

    • Hostname: localhost

    • Port: 7676

    • Admin user: admin

    • Password: admin

    Modify these settings as appropriate for your DAS JMS service.

  4. Navigate back to the Java Message Service tab, and change the JMS service type to REMOTE (default is LOCAL).

  5. Choose dashost from the default-jms-host drop-down list.

  6. Save the changes, and then start your node-agent or cluster.

Cannot display jmaki chart in Netscape 8.1.3, Mozilla 1.7 and Safari 2.0.4 browsers (6543014)


When trying to display a chart from the Log Statistics Monitoring page using some unsupported browsers, the following error may be thrown:

Error loading jmaki.widgets.jmaki.charting.line.Widget : id=form1:jmaki_chart11
Script: \
line/component.js (line:5437).
Message: area.initialize is not a function


Use a supported browser. Refer to Browsers for a list of browsers supported by Communications Server.

The create-domain command fails with custom master password in AIX (6628170)


On the AIX operating system, an attempt to create a domain with a custom master password fails with the following error:

keytool error (likely untranslated): java.lang.NullPointerException
 Enter keystore password:  New keystore password: