A WebGroup/Virtual Host to handle /maximo/ has not been defined

A WebGroup/Virtual Host to handle /maximo/ has not been defined


Maximo application stopped working after EAR files redeployment.


Make sure MXServer application server (ibm console / Servers / WebSphere application servers) and maximo application (ibm console / Applications / WebSphere enterprise applications) are started.


Maximo application is not available after the EAR files are rebuilt and redeployed.

When accessing Maximo application, the 404 error is displayed:

SystemOut.log file, usually found (E:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\profiles\ctgAppSrv01\logs\MXServer)

Contains error log:

0000005b webcontainer E com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.WebContainer handleRequest SRVE0255E: A WebGroup/Virtual Host to handle /maximo/ has not been defined.


Check HTTP Server access.log

Go to HTTP Server access.log file:

E:\Program Files\IBM\HTTPServer\logs – – [05/Jul/2011:08:15:30 +0100] “GET /maximo/ HTTP/1.1” 404 241 – – [05/Jul/2011:08:42:56 +0100] “GET /maximo/ HTTP/1.1” 404 241

Verify that the Web server is responding

Go to http://host

If you see the Welcome page, the Web server is running and responding to requests.

Resolve Web server problems

Verify that the application server is started

To verify the health of the hosting application server (WebSphere application server under ibm console):

1. Determine the server or cluster that hosts the application.

2. Check the status of the application server.

3. Start the application server if it is not running.

MXServer is started:

Verify that the application is started

WebSphere enterprise applications under ibm console

A Started status means the application is running, but it does not indicate if there were problems during the application startup.

If the application is not started, attempt to start it by selecting the application and clicking Start.

In my case the Maximo application was not started.

I have started the Maximo application.


Maximo started to be accessible.

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