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1625402 - Config file is null: SAP startup issue


The SAP Application Server JAVA startup fails due to the UME service ( not being initialized and the below error is logged in the trace files (default trace file, std_server<x> and dev_server<x>):

Core service failed. J2EE Engine cannot be started. Config file is null! at service.UMEServiceFrame.start( at<init> [Framework -> criticalShutdown] Core service failed. J2EE Engine cannot be started



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jcmon, instance startup, SAP MMC, SMICM ume.persistence.data_source_configuration 718383 cluster_data Propertysheet core.ume.service , KBA , BC-JAS-SF , Startup Framework , BC-JAS-SEC-UME , User Management Engine , Problem

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