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The Siebel Gateway Name Server serves as the dynamic address registry for Siebel Servers and components. At startup, a Siebel Server within the Siebel Enterprise Server stores its network address in the Gateway Name Server's nonpersistent address registry.
Siebel Enterprise Server components query the Gateway Name Server address registry for Siebel Server availability and address information. When a Siebel Server shuts down, it clears this information from the address registry.
In a production environment, there can be only one Gateway Name Server installed per environment. Do not share the same Gateway Name Server for your development, test, and production environments. The Gateway Name Server is usually a candidate for high availability using a cluster configuration. If the primary node in the cluster fails, the second machine in the Gateway Name Server cluster takes over, minimizing potential downtime.
You do not need to install all the languages that your Siebel deployment may run on the Siebel Gateway Name Server. However, the Gateway Name Server installation includes utilities used for Siebel Server administration. Siebel administrators only see some server administration error messages in the languages that have been installed on the Gateway Name Server.
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