Glassfish – 3.1.X – CDIExtension not found

Today I run into a problem when trying to deploy a EAR with more than one web modules using CDI. Deploying such a EAR on Glassfish 3.1.1 or 3.1.2 will fail with the following exception:

Root exception is javax.naming.NameNotFoundException: CDIExtension not found

As you can read in this posting this is a known bug.


You can solve the problem when setting the system-property “com.sun.jersey.server.impl.cdi.lookupExtensionInBeanManager=true”.

This can be done from the GlassFish server console.

  • Select the node ->Configuration->server-config->JVM Settings
  • change to the tab ‘JVM Options’
  • add a new entry
  • restart your server

This will solve the deployment problem.


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