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Running Siebel Configurator on Dedicated Servers


You can run Siebel Configurator on one or more dedicated Siebel Server machines using a server component other than the AOM. This component is Siebel Product Configuration Object Manager (alias eProdCfgObjMgr_jpn in a Japanese locale).

Possible variations on this general topology option include:

  • Running one eProdCfgObjMgr component with one AOM component
  • Running multiple eProdCfgObjMgr components with one AOM component
  • Running one eProdCfgObjMgr component with multiple AOM components

If a large number of concurrent users require configuration sessions, or there are a large number of customizable product models, then this deployment option (using one or more dedicated servers) may yield the best performance and make the most effective use of your hardware resources.

With this option, you set some parameters for managing Siebel Configurator caching on each applicable AOM, and some on each applicable dedicated Siebel Configurator server. For details, see About Siebel Configurator Caching.

Configuring AOM for Dedicated Siebel Configurator Deployments

When you designate one or more dedicated server machines to run the Siebel Product Configuration Object Manager (alias eProdCfgObjMgr_jpn in a Japanese locale) component, then you must configure any AOM components from which users will initiate configuration sessions to route configuration requests to these machines.

The AOM forwards each configuration session request to the dedicated Siebel Configurator server with the fewest concurrent users.

Table 3 lists server parameters for managing dedicated Siebel Configurator deployments. Using Server Manager, set these parameters on each AOM (do not set them on the dedicated Siebel Configurator server machine).

Table 3. Server Parameters for Dedicated Siebel Configurator Server Deployment
Parameter Name
Display Name
Data Type
Default Value
Description

eProdCfgRemote

Product Configurator-Use remote service

Boolean

FALSE

Set this parameter to TRUE if you are running the eProdCfgObjMgr component on one or more dedicated servers.

Set this parameter to FALSE for Siebel Configurator deployments using AOM only.

eProdCfgServer

Product Configurator-Remote Server Name

Text

 

When you have not enabled explicit product mapping for products to a Siebel Configurator server, set this parameter to the names of the dedicated machines on which you are running eProdCfgObjMgr. Otherwise, set the value of this parameter to NULL.

eProdCfgTimeOut

Product Configurator-Time out of connection

Integer

20

Sets the length of time, in milliseconds, that the AOM tries to connect to a dedicated Siebel Server running eProdCfgObjMgr.

After the timeout has been reached, an error is returned to the user.

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