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Status Not under consideration
Workspace WebSphere Liberty
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 16, 2020

LIBERTY and configuration validation when starting

Liberty read configuration from server.xml
But if it exists bad configuration it will start without any fatal errors. (ignore the xml that liberty does not understand)
It is a kind of “best effort” starting that I do not want.
I prefer that It does not start and said “bad configuration with …”.
If not it will not have the behavior that we expect to be.

may be we can add a switch to have a strict validation of the xml configuration when starting ?

Can we see the effective “in memory” configuration ?

** If you declare Two registries it will federate both. So there is implicit configuration inside the runtime I‘d like to see this somewhere.

** if you read multiples files (include xml, configuration dropins…) , I want to see the “in memory result configuration tree”
I‘d like to see the server.xml with all the configuration that is currently in memory.

Idea priority Low
RFE ID 141043
RFE Product WebSphere Application Server
  • Admin
    Graham Charters
    Nov 5, 2021

    Thank you for the suggestion. The requirement does have merit, we would need specific examples where onError=FAIL is not working. Please raise support tickets for specific examples and we will consider updates for each. If you would like to discuss this decision further, please contact Graham Charters <>.

  • Guest
    Mar 16, 2021

    Part 2 of this request is a duplicate of

    Part 1, it is possible to set onError=FAILin to catch some of these cases, but not all.