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Pega717 deployment fails on JBOSS 4.2.3



Pega 7.1.7 application war file deployment fails on JBOSS 4.2.3. 

Error Messages

2015-04-28 13:32:45,561 ERROR [org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer] Could not initialise deployment: file:/data1/jboss423GAJDK6/jboss-4.2.3.GA/server/devprpc7/deploy/prweb.war/
org.jboss.deployment.DeploymentException: Failed to parse WEB-INF/jboss-web.xml; - nested throwable: (org.jboss.deployment.DeploymentException: resource-ref jdbc/PegaRULES found in jboss-web.xml but not in web.xml)
            at org.jboss.web.AbstractWebContainer.parseMetaData(
            at org.jboss.web.AbstractWebContainer.init(
            at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
            at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
            at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(

Steps to Reproduce

Deploy prweb.war on JBOSS 4.2.3

Root Cause

Deployment was causing issues because web.xml did not have the resource-ref to jdbc/PegaRULES.


Redeploy application after adding following configurations to web.xml file in Pega 7.1.7 application archive  - 

<resource-ref id="ResourceRef_1">
                              <description>PegaRULES datasource</description>
                              <res-sharing-scope>Shareable</res-sharing-scope> <!--  Shareable is default -->
               <resource-ref id="ResourceRef_2">
                              <description>PegaRULES Admin datasource</description>
                              <res-sharing-scope>Shareable</res-sharing-scope> <!--  Shareable is default -->
               <resource-ref id="ResourceRef_3">
                              <description>Database-based File Access</description>
                              <res-sharing-scope>Shareable</res-sharing-scope> <!--  Shareable is default -->


Published June 12, 2015 - Updated October 8, 2020

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