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Mysterious Disappearing Topology View  RSS feed

 
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An interesting puzzler for you all.
I've just returned from a week-long engagement with a client where we were installing WAS 3.5 AE on a pair of Solaris 8 boxes for use in a demonstration. Everything went well (a few minor bugs, but hey, what's an install without bugs? ) until...
The client needed to install some service packs to add support in for a few different webservers (iPlanet 4.1 among them). We encountered the same problem with each attempt to update the service pack level - when the pack was installed (on both machines simultaneously), and the webservers and appservers restarted, the topology view would be inaccessable from the administrative console. We could verify that the nodes, etc, were still there by going over to the other view, but I could not, for instance, access the menus to restart the Default Server or alter properties.
Uninstalling the service pack restored the topology view.
Now, mind you, they can do most of what they need with the base 3.5 install. But, this is more for my own information now - any thoughts on why this problem is occurring?
Thanks in advance!
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I have expeirenced this problem when you overwrite the properties file during an install of a patch
IBM suggest installing the patches in the correct order
 
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Hi Theodore,
Are you running the admin console remotely? If so, you need to upgrade the admin console to the same fixpack level.
BTW, fixpacks are cumulative, that means you can apply 3.5.4 directly to 3.5 base installation.

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At the time in question, I was running it locally on the same machine as the WAS was.
I had thought of the compatibility issue if there was a version mismatch, so I figured moving both at the same time would eliminate the problem. (Our client had tried it before where they'd upgraded only a single node, and learned the same lesson. )
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