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Verifying Network Connectivity

You must verify that your servers are properly connected to the network and, through the network, to each other.

To verify network connectivity between Siebel Servers and the Siebel Gateway, Siebel Database Server, and Siebel File System

  1. Use the appropriate test utility for your network type. For example, for TCP/IP networks, use the ping utility to verify network connectivity to the Siebel Database Server and Siebel Gateway.
  2. Verify connectivity to the Siebel Database Server:
  3. Choose Start > Programs > (IBM DB2) or (DB2 for Windows NT) > Command Window, and type:
  4. DB2 connect to database_alias user user_ID using password


    database_alias is your database alias on DB2.

    user_ID is your user name on DB2.

    password is your password for that user name.

    If your connection is valid, you should see a message that looks like the following:

      Database Connection Information

      Database Server       = DB2/NT x.x.x
      SQL authorization ID  = SADMIN
      Database alias         =
    DB Alias

    If your connection is not valid, verify your configuration.

    CAUTION:  Be sure to use the Command Window for this procedure and not the Command Line Processor window that appears directly above it. The Command Line Processor window looks similar to a Command Window, but it uses slightly different syntax. For this procedure, the commands will not work in a Command Line Processor window; they must be issued in a Command Window.

  5. To close the connection, type db2 terminate.
  6. NOTE:  You can also use the DB2 Command Center GUI tool to do this.

    The Siebel Server installation will create its own ODBC data source.

  7. Provide a network connection from the Siebel Server to the Siebel File System, using one of the two following methods:

 Siebel Server Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows 
 Published: 25 June 2003