Administrative UI installation fails with error "Could not initialise deployment"

Document ID : KB000022924
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue :

Setup of a new Siteminder environment:

  • Siteminder Policy server & store setup was successful.
  • Admin UI prerequisite (embedded Jboss) and Admin UI setup was also successful.

But JBoss server reports the error below when starting:

11:18:21,960 INFO [Log4jService$URLWatchTimerTask] Configuring from URL: resource:jboss-log4j.xml
11:18:34,801 ERROR [MainDeployer] Could not initialise deployment: file:/home/sminder/AdminUI/siteminder/adminui/server/default/deploy/iam_siteminder.ear/org.jboss.deployment.DeploymentException: No META-INF/application.xml found

at org.jboss.deployment.EARDeployer.init(EARDeployer.java:146)
at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.init(MainDeployer.java:872)
at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:809)
at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:782)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.AbstractInterceptor.invoke(AbstractInterceptor.java:133)
at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.invoke(ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.java:142)
at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
at org.jboss.mx.util.MBeanProxyExt.invoke(MBeanProxyExt.java:210)
at $Proxy8.deploy(Unknown Source)
...

11:18:34,814 ERROR [URLDeploymentScanner] Incomplete Deployment listing:

--- Incompletely deployed packages ---
org.jboss.deployment.DeploymentInfo@d279f7b9 {url=file:/home/sminder/AdminUI/siteminder/adminui/server/default/deploy/iam_siteminder.ear/ }
deployer: org.jboss.deployment.EARDeployer@9af0b1
status: null
state: FAILED
watch:
file:/home/sminder/AdminUI/siteminder/adminui/server/default/deploy/iam_siteminder.ear/
altDD: null
lastDeployed: 1280218714800
lastModified: 1280218570000
mbeans:

Environment :

CA Single Sign-On (SiteMinder) AdminUI from 12SP3 and above on Linux

Cause:

It is likely that the installation of the Administrative UI was performed with insufficient temporary directory space.

Solution:

Check that your temporary folder "/tmp" has enough space, allow more if required. Then uninstall completely the Administrative UI and its prerequisites and install it again.