Java error while running MDB Admin Console 12.8

Document ID : KB000017904
Last Modified Date : 15/05/2018
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The following error occurs when trying to run MDB Admin Console 12.8 using the command 'mdbac':

       MDB Admin Console (0)
        Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/log4j/BasicConfigurator
        at ca.itcm.mdbac.api.MdbacLogger.setLoggerDefaultProperties(Unknown Source)
        at ca.itcm.mdbac.api.MdbacLogger.getLoggerObject(Unknown Source)
        at Source)
        at ca.itcm.mdbac.console.Main.main(Unknown Source) Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.log4j.BasicConfigurator
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        at Method)
        at Source)
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
        at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
        ... 4 more


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The error occurs due to the wrong version of Hibernate files.

MDB Admin Console requires hibernate-3.2. The hibernate-3.2 folder should be under the C:\Program Files (x86)\CA\DSM\MDB AdminConsole\lib folder. JAVA_HOME=C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7
JAVA_CMD=C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\java.exe
  • Install the MDB Admin Console.
    Default location: C:\Program Files (x86)\CA\DSM\MDB AdminConsole
  • Copy the hibernate-3.2 to this folder:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\CA\DSM\MDB AdminConsole\lib
  • Check the for the connection parameters.
  • Test the MDBAC connection by running the command:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\CA\DSM\MDB AdminConsole>mdbac -testcon -target msql-localhost -user ca_itrm -pwd NOT_changedR11
If the connection is successful the following should be displayed.
MDB Admin Console (0)
testing connection
terminated successfully [0]