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Verifying Network Connectivity for the Siebel Server Machine
The Siebel Server must have network access to other Siebel Enterprise components, such as the Siebel Gateway Name Server and the Siebel Database on the RDBMS. Use the following procedure to verify that the Siebel Server can access other Siebel Enterprise components.
For information on verifying network connectivity for DB2 UDB for z/OS, see Implementing Siebel Business Applications on DB2 UDB for z/OS.
To verify network connectivity for the Siebel Server
- Verify network connectivity to the Siebel Gateway Name Server and the Siebel Database from the Siebel Server machine, using the test utility for your network type.
For TCP/IP networks, use the
ping utility to verify network connectivity.
- Verify connectivity to the Siebel Database:
- Oracle. Use the
tnsping utility and Net9 database alias, as appropriate to your database, from a Command Prompt window to make sure that you can connect to the database, using the network connect string that you defined.
- DB2 UDB for UNIX and Windows. Open a DB2 Command Window to make sure that you can connect to your database.
db2 connect to database_alias user user_ID using password
The connection test is successful
Database Server = DB2/AIX/Solaris x.x.x
SQL authorization ID = SADMIN
Database alias =
If your connection is not valid, verify your configuration.
- To close the connection, type
- Provide a network connection from the Siebel Server to the Siebel File System.
- Verify that the Siebel File System directory is visible and that the Siebel service owner account can copy files to and from it.
If you are clustering the Siebel File System, use the Network IP resource or Network Hostname Resource assigned to that cluster file share.