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Common classloader (ClassNotFoundException) issues in WebSphere Application Server

JNDI lookup for a WebSphere application server resource could be tricky due to lots of client jar being required.

Below are few common exceptions you might run into during JNDI lookup from an external java client.

 

1. Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.ibm.websphere.naming.WsnInitialContextFactory

Remedy:  Make sure you place “Naming.jar” in the classpath

Location:   WEBSPHERE_HOME\deploytool\itp\plugins\com.ibm.websphere.v7_7.0.0.v20080817\wasJars

 

2. Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.ibm.ejs.ras.Tr

Remedy:  Make sure you place “Ras.jar” in the classpath

Location : WEBSPHERE_HOME\deploytool\itp\plugins\com.ibm.websphere.webservice.rt.v5.1.1_6.1.1.v200808141532\lib

 

3. Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.ibm.ws.exception.WsException

Remedy:  Make sure you place “wsexception.jar” in the classpath

Location: WEBSPHERE_HOME\deploytool\itp\plugins\com.ibm.websphere.webservice.rt.v5.1.1_6.1.1.v200808141532\lib

 

4. Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.ibm.ws.bootstrap.RASWsLoggerFacTory

Remedy:  Make sure you place “Bootstrap.jar” in the classpath

Location:  WEBSPHERE_HOME \lib

 

5. Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.eclipse.hyades.logging.events.cbe.impl.EventFactoryContext

Remedy:  Make sure you place “com.ibm.jaxws.thinclient_7.0.0.jar” in the classpath

Location:  WEBSPHERE_HOME \runtimes

 

6. Exception in thread “main” javax.naming.ConfigurationException: The property com.ibm.ws.naming.wsn.factory.initial is not set or is not a string.  The most likely cause is that the jar which contains the file com/ibm/websphere/naming/jndiprovider.properties cannot be found by  the class loader.

at com.ibm.websphere.naming.WsnInitialContextFactory.initClass(WsnInitialContextFactory.java:145)

Remedy :  Make sure you place “namingclient.jar” in the classpath

Location: WEBSPHERE_HOME\deploytool\itp\plugins\com.ibm.websphere.v7_7.0.0.v20080817\wasJars

 

7. Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.ibm.CORBA.iiop.ORB

Remedy :  Make sure you place “Ibmorb.jar” in the classpath

Location:  WEBSPHERE_HOME\java\jre\lib

 

For further troubleshooting classloader issues, please refer the below post:

http://weblogic-wonders.com/weblogic/2012/12/18/troubleshooting-classloader-issues-with-websphere/

 

Cheers,

Wonders Team 🙂