Introduction: Who should read this article?
This technical article is only directed at those users that have previously configured a MyEclipse Blue Edition WebSphere connector in MyEclipse Blue versions 6.1 or 6.5 M1 and have now upgraded to the latest version of MyEclipse Blue Edition. If you are looking for more general information on configuration of WebSphere server instances in MyEclipse refer to this document on how to get started.
The configuration issue in 6.1 and 6.5 M1
In earlier versions of MyEclipse Blue Edition (6.1 and 6.5 M1), when a WebSphere server connector was configured MyEclipse would perform a special configuration of the WebSphere server settings. A dialog would appear when this was occurring:
This one-time configuration would modify the WebSphere JVM log
settings to redirect
Standard-error logs to the Eclipse
console. This ensured that users would be able to see
debug/info messages in the MyEclipse server console when the
server was launched from inside the IDE. However, this also
would prevent the server from logging JVM messages to the normal
System.err log files that are used by default
(since the output was now being redirected to
In current versions of MyEclipse Blue Edition, the WebSphere server connectors
now no longer require the reconfiguration of the WebSphere JVM
We now can support reading console messages directly from
the log file and displaying them in the Eclipse console.
However, for 6.1/6.5 M1 users that have had their server
configuration automatically adjust by previous release of Blue,
the WebSphere settings will still persist and output will still
be directed to the
The rest of this article will cover in detail how you can migrate your WebSphere configuration to restore the original JVM logging settings and then enable the MyEclipse connector to read these log files.
If you are new to Blue Edition and
have not used version 6.5M1 or prior,
this document does not apply to you as your WebSphere log
configuration has never been changed by MyEclipse to redirect to
For existing 6.1/6.5M1 users, here is an outline of what the rest
of this article covers:
1. Start WebSphere server in MyEclipse Blue
2. Check existing JVM log settings
3. Revert JVM log settings back to defaults
4. Reconfigure migrated WebSphere Blue connector (optional)