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2599766 - AS Java fails to start - javaagent failed

Symptom

As Java can not be started. You can see the following log entries:

  • in dev_server<x> file:

[...]
J  (CompilerOracle read from file /usr/sap/<SID>/<instnr>/exe/sapjvm_5/jre/.hotspot_compiler)
J  Exception in thread "main" FATAL ERROR in native method: processing of -javaagent failed
[...]
F  [Thr 258] *** LOG => SfCJavaVm: abort hook is called.

  • in std_server<x> file:

[...]
(CompilerOracle read from file /usr/sap/<SID>/<instnr>/exe/sapjvm_5/jre/.hotspot_compiler)
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: com/wily/introscope/api/instrument/JavaAgent has been compiled by a more recent version of the Java Runtime (class file version 50.0), this version of the Java Runtime only recognizes class file versions up to 52.0
 at java.lang.ClassLoader.findBootstrapClass(Native Method)
 at java.lang.ClassLoader.findBootstrapClass0(ClassLoader.java:970)
 at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:374)
 at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:372)
 at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:311)
 at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:324)
 at sun.instrument.InstrumentationImpl.loadClassAndCallPremain(InstrumentationImpl.java:133)
FATAL ERROR in native method: processing of -javaagent failed
#
# A fatal error has been detected by the SAP Java Virtual Machine:
#
#  Internal Error (jni.cpp:934), pid=42991828, tid=258
#  fatal error: FATAL ERROR in native method: processing of -javaagent failed
[...]


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Environment

SAP Netweaver for Application Server Java 7.1X/7.2/7.3X/7.4/7.5

Product

SAP NetWeaver Application Server for Java all versions ; SAP NetWeaver all versions

Keywords

Wily Introscope, Wily Agent, Wily Introscope Agent, AS Java fails to start, -javaagent failed, javaagent failed, FATAL ERROR in native method, Java Virtual Machine, JVM, compiled by a more recent version of the Java, CompilerOracle, UnsupportedClassVersionError, introscope , KBA , BC-JVM-VM , Java Virtual Machine , BC-JAS-COR , Enterprise Runtime, Core J2EE Framework , XX-PART-WILY , Introscope by CA Technologies , BC-JAS-SF , Startup Framework , Problem

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