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Domain Settings

Use this section to specify general settings for the entire domain—not just for a specific component of the domain.

Domain ID

Enter the name of the application server domain. It does not need to match the name that you specified when you created the domain. This name is important only because the Tuxedo Web Monitor and PeopleSoft Watch Server (PSWATCHSRV) use it to identify application server domains and the processes associated with each machine. It should not exceed 8 characters. Generally, you should use the database name in lowercase.

Add to PATH

Enter the directory that contains your 64–bit database connectivity software, as in /apps/db/oracle/bin. If the database connectivity directory is not already specified in the path, you can set it by specifying this parameter. The value is added to the path.

On UNIX, if you don't enter a value, it uses the current directory—not the current path. To have it set by default to the current path, enter a period (.).

Note: On Windows, entries that contain a space must be surrounded by quotes. If you don't enter a value, it uses the current path.

Spawn Threshold

Enter a parameter that's supplied to Tuxedo for control of process spawning by using the -p command-line option for all server processes. The default setting (1,600:1,1) rarely needs to be changed.

This setting enables the dynamic decay of spawned server processes as the transaction volume decreases. The value can be loosely translated to mean that if, in 600 seconds, there is less than or equal to one job in the queue, the decay process begins. This is described in more detail in the timeout settings topic of this product documentation.

New server processes will be spawned according to the rule defined here. By default, if there is one outstanding request in the queue for one second or more, an additional process is spawned. Additional processes will be spawned all the way up to the Max Instances defined for that server type. If Max Instances and Min Instances are identical, this setting has no effect.

Note: This parameter applies only if, for PSAPPSRV, the value of Max Instances is greater than that ofMin Instances. By default, spawning is disabled.

For more information, also see servopts(s) in the Oracle Tuxedo reference manual

Log Directory

The log directory contains log files the system generates for a domain, such as Tuxedo logs (TUXLOG) and APPSRV logs.

The default log directory for a domain is %PS_SERVDIR\logs.

To specify a custom log directory:

  1. Uncomment the Log Directory setting in the domain's PSAPPSRV.CFG file.

  2. Enter the desired log directory location either directly into the PSAPPSRV.CFG file or through PSADMIN.

  3. Reconfigure the domain using PSADMIN for the new setting to take effect.

When entering custom log directory locations, keep the following length restrictions in mind.

Domain Type

Log Directory Character Length Limit

Application Server


Process Scheduler Server


Search Server



Enter y to have Tuxedo restart server processes (except the BBL process) if the server dies abnormally, as in a 'kill' on UNIX or through the Task Manager on Microsoft Windows. Otherwise, entern.

Allow Dynamic Changes

Often, administrators must set a trace or performance parameter while the domain is up and running. If you enable this option, then you don't need to reboot the domain for the modified parameter value to take effect.

Enter y orn to enable or disable dynamic changes. When disabled, you must reboot (or cycle the processes) for changes to take effect.

When enabled, the server checks an internal time stamp for a particular service request to see if any values have changed for the parameters for which dynamic changes are valid. If values have changed, the system uses the modified parameter value.

You should enable this option in your test and development domains. For production environments, you should enable dynamic changes selectively.

These parameters allow dynamic changes:

  • Recycle Count.

  • Consecutive service failures.

  • Trace SQL and Trace SQL Mask.

  • Trace PC and Trace PC Mask.

  • Trace PPR and Trace PPR Mask.

  • Log Fence.

  • Enable DB Monitoring.

  • Enable Debugging.

  • Dump Memory Image at Crash.

  • Dump Managed Objects at Crash.

  • Log Error Report.

  • Mail Error Report.

  • SMTP Settings (all except SMTPGuaranteed, SMTPTrace, and SMTPSendTime).

  • Analytic Instance Idle Timeout.

  • Analytic Per Server Log.

Note: The parameters that allow dynamic changes are also identified through comments in the PSAPPSRV.CFG file. Look for the phrase “Dynamic changes allowed for X,” where X is the parameter name. This option does not apply to configuration parameters that Tuxedo relies on, such as the number of processes, whether restart is enabled, the port numbers, the amount of handlers, and so on.


Enter a level of network tracing, ranging from –100 (suppressing) to 5 (all). The default is 3.

The trace file is generated in PS_CFG_HOME\appserv\domain\LOGS\psappsrv.log.


Separate individual fields of data within the domain log file(s). If this setting is not explicitly defined, the default value is a single SPACE character. This setting must be uncommented in the configuration file to be enabled.

These meta values can be used as the field separator:

  • TAB


While the actual key strokes can be used to specify a separator, the escape sequence equivalent of them is not supported. For example \t is not recognized as a tab character. For purpose of clarity, avoid key strokes that are not visible to the naked eye, instead use their meta value equivalents.


This setting is not available through the PSADMIN interface, but can be entered directly into the PSAPPSRV.CFG file.

You can use this parameter conditionally to determine whether you want to do specific logging from your application. You can implement this parameter from PeopleCode using the %AppLogFence system variable. Complete documentation for this option is in the PeopleCode Developer's Guide.

See Using Application Logging.

Trace-Log File Character Set

Enter the character set (ANSI or UNICODE) of the machine to which you typically write and read the traces and log files. If the character sets are not matched between the file and the machine, the file is unreadable.