I'm trying to add a WMS layer from a geoserver using the ArcGIS for Javascript API. I've gotten there example working from there sample codes but I'm unable to load my layer from the geoserver succesfully. When I load the web application I receive no errors so I don't even know what I might be doing wrong I just get the basemap and my search when the application is loaded the WMS layer just doesn't appear.

var map;
  'esri/map', 'esri/dijit/Search', 'esri/layers/WMSLayer', 'esri/layers/WMSLayerInfo', 'esri/geometry/Extent',
  'dojo/_base/array', 'dojo/dom', 'dojo/dom-construct', 'dojo/parser',
  'dijit/layout/BorderContainer', 'dijit/layout/ContentPane', 'dojo/domReady!'
], function(Map, Search, WMSLayer, WMSLayerInfo, Extent, array, dom, domConst, parser) {

  map = new Map('map', {
    basemap: 'streets',
    center: [-96, 37],
    zoom: 4

    var jira_issues = new WMSLayerInfo({
    name: 'postgis:jiraissues_reports',
    title: 'jiraissues_reports'

  var resourceInfo = {
    extent: new Extent(-126.40869140625, 31.025390625, -109.66552734375, 41.5283203125, {
      wkid: 4326
    layerInfos: [jira_issues]
  var wmsLayer = new WMSLayer('http://opsengapp03.core.in.here.com:9999/geoserver/postgis/wms', {
    resourceInfo: resourceInfo,
    visibleLayers: ['jira_issues']

    wmsLayer.spatialReferences[0] = 4326;

    var s = new Search({
        map: map
     }, "search");


closed as off-topic by PolyGeo Aug 20 '15 at 20:07

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I found out the answer, it was human error. I was using the incorrect "name". Once 'postgis:' was removed the layer was found!

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