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While I was experimenting with different ways of packaging our web services and shared libraries, I've come across a problem where WebLogic was reporting a status of 'This Web Service is not currently available'
. This was happening for a web service that was clearly put into service (Active state). I could make calls to this service without any errors, yet the WebLogic Console
was throwing a hissy fit.
In addition to this, the ?WSDL
link was not being shown either.
Eventually I tracked this issue down and it had everything to do with my packaging. My EAR layout was like this:
and the WAR layout was like this:
Basically the EAR file contained all the additional JARs and the WAR file had just the code for the web service itself. Since the WAR file is a module of the EAR/Application, when looking at the Testing tab
of this module I'm guessing the WebLogic Console
had issues resolving the necessary classes loaded at the application level. The result was that the service was reported as unavailable incorrectly.
The fix for this was to move all the 3rd party JARs into the WAR file WEB-INF/lib directory instead.
The EAR file layout was now like this:
The WAR file layout was not like this:
Once this was redeployed, the WebLogic Console
was showing all the correct information and the ?WSDL
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