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Application Deployment in Portal Server

 
Rahul Pandey
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Hi there,

I have a portal application ready to be deployed. I have setup and configured Websphere Application Server and Portal Server down to everylast detail including class paths, process definition entries, custom properties, jdbc and rpc datasources etc..

I have used XMLAccess to install my web modules into Portal server without any errors and all the themes and skins are in place with all the users and groups and permissions in place.

All entries seem 100% in place.

Yet, I am unable to access the application. The themes and skins show up without any problems but the body of the pages show no content.

There are absolutely no errors in any log file anywhere also.

What could I be missing? Does anyone have any clue? Am I missing something? All my static pages show just fine. Its the dynamic pages having the problem.

Please help! Thanks in advance.
 
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Wow. This is a hard one to diagnose.

When you did the install, were you able to get to the portal? Can you use the administrative portlets? Can you log into the portal with the administrative password?

When you log into the portal, can you get a listing of all the installed portlets? Can you activeate and deactivate portlets using the admin console? For that matter, does the portlet you installed get listed?

Can you just take the war and install it manually using the admin tools of WebSphere Portal? That's probably what I would try to do. Install using the war, and then add the portlets manually to the page.

Good luck!

-Cameron McKenzie
 
Rahul Pandey
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Hi Cameron,

Thanks for the reply..
I am still stuck where I was though

I am able to login to both App Server and Portal server's Admin consoles without any issues...all the admin portlets are also coming up just fine.

I am also successfully getting to see the list of all installed portlets, all the installed WARs, all the URL mappings etc and I am able to activate and deactivate portlets through the admin console.

I have tried both ways to install the WARs i.e. installing them through the Admin console and by putting them in the installableApps of the portal server and using the xmlaccess to install the WARs automatically. Either way, I had no luck.

I must be missing something very basic here but I just don't seem to figure what that is.

Has anyone else here faced such a situation?
 
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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What happens when you install a war using the admin console? Does it seem like the portlet is being installed, or do you get an exception? After it is installed, you cannot add it to a portal page?

It seems like your portal server is working properly - especially if all the admin portlets are working. I mean, those are pretty serious portlets.

What is the portlet.xml file like you your portlet war file? Maybe it's not designed properly. I have a few 'hello world' type portlets on my website that I know work. Maybe you can download one and try installing it?

Sorry I'm not more helpful. Just throwing out ideas.

Good luck.

-Cameron McKenzie
 
Shailesh Joshi
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Hi Rahul,
just a wild guess...
are you by any chance forwarding your response to other JSP or servlet etc? I am sure you must have checked this but still just in case.......


cheers
Shailesh
 
George Daswani
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do you have security turned on? if so, are you sure your login account belongs to the wps admin group?
 
George Daswani
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In regards to my post above.. I ran into a similar problem when I removed my account from the wps admin group. When RAD deploys to the 51UTE, the permissions aren't set on the portlets - so only admins can see them (you'll only see page labels, no portlets).

Additionally, if you installed RAD 6.0.1.1 iFix 2, make sure you ugprade to iFix 3 or above

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21240546
 
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