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Deploying ear fails with errors with Pega 7.2.2



Deploying the Pega prpc_j2ee14.ear file on WAS (Websphere Application Server) fails with the below errors in the logs.

Error Messages

[1/23/17 13:15:44:608 CST] 00000126 ApplicationPa E SECJ0172E: Error line 147: unable to expand "pega.tmpdir" in encoding the FilePath
[1/23/17 13:15:44:614 CST] 00000126 FFDC1003I: FFDC Incident emitted on /sys_apps_01/WebSphere85/AppServer/profiles/dmgrXPBase/logs/ffdc/dmgr_b349495c_17.01.23_13.15.44.6108571773652672079249.txt 62
[1/23/17 13:15:44:614 CST] 00000126 ApplicationPaW SECJ0165W: Expand exception occurred. Skip the permission entry in app.policy file. The exception is$ExpandException: line 147: unable to expand "pega.tmpdir"

The major.minor version '51.0' is too recent for this tool to understand.

Steps to Reproduce

Deploy prpc_j2ee14.ear to WebSphere on Java 7.

Root Cause

A third-party product issue. The Websphere deployment manager uses SDK 1.6 as default, and this is incompatible with Pega 7.2.2.


Make the following change to the operating environment:
  1. Run the WAS managesdk command.
  2. Make sure to replace the <WAS_Home> with your own value) to set the deployment manager default SDK to 1.7 and redeploy the Pega ear:
<WAS_Home>/bin>./ -enableprofileall -sdkName 1.7_64 -enableServers
CWSDK1017I: Profile Dmgr01 now enabled to use SDK 1.7_64.

Published January 27, 2017 - Updated March 1, 2017

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