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Manually Enabling Siebel Load Balancing

When you install the Siebel Web Server Extension (SWSE), the installation wizard asks if you want to enable Siebel load balancing. The installation wizard then adds Siebel load balancing information to the SWSE configuration file (eapps.cfg).

If you want to manually enable or disable Siebel load balancing, or you have changed the location of the load balancing configuration file (lbconfig.txt), you must edit the eapps.cfg file to reflect these changes.

To edit Siebel load balancing entries in the eapps.cfg file

  1. Go to the SWSE installation directory and locate the bin subdirectory.
  2. Using a text editor, open the SWSE configuration file, eapps.cfg file.
  3. Locate the [ConnMgmt] section and edit the variables as shown in Table 9.
Table 9.  Configuration Variables in ConnMgmt Section of eapps.cfg
Variable Name
Acceptable Values


True or False

  • Set to TRUE to enable Siebel load balancing.
  • Set to FALSE to disable Siebel load balancing.

If configuring a third-party HTTP load balancer, this variable must be set to FALSE.



Enter the full path to the lbconfig.txt file. The default location: \siebel\eapps\admin\lbconfig.txt

If you have multiple Web servers, consider placing the lbconfig.txt file on a shared drive accessible by all the Web servers.

  1. Save the file.
  2. Restart the Web server.
  3. Repeat these steps for all Web Servers on which the Siebel Web Server Extension is installed.
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