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Troubleshooting Load-Balancing with Central Dispatch

This troubleshooting section addresses some of the common Siebel-specific issues with Central Dispatch. For general information on troubleshooting Central Dispatch, see the Resonate Web site at

If you encounter problems installing or configuring Central Dispatch that you cannot resolve using these instructions, contact Siebel Technical Support. Do not contact Resonate Technical Support.

Use the task flow in Figure 6 when troubleshooting Central Dispatch with Siebel eBusiness Applications.

Figure 6.  Troubleshooting Tasks

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Task 1: Confirm Problem is Central Dispatch Related

To confirm whether the problem is a Central Dispatch issue, try connecting directly to the Siebel Server without using Central Dispatch. To do this, modify the following connect string:


Replace it with the following:


To test the connection

  1. Shut down all Web servers.
  2. Shut down all but one Siebel Server.
  3. Change the connect string above in one of the virtual directories in the eapps.cfg file.
  4. Restart one Web server using the modified file.
  5. Try connecting to the Siebel Server.

If you can connect using the new connect string but cannot connect using the load-balanced connect string, then the problem is related to Central Dispatch.

Task 2: Check Central Dispatch Availability

Use the Dispatch Manager Site View tab to view the status of each server. If any server is red, investigate the cause. If all servers appear as green, select the Messages lower tab for messages labeled critical and investigate the cause.

You can also run the netstat -anP tcp command to list all active TCP sockets. There should be some sockets using the VIP as the Local Address.

Task 3: Verify Configuration

Before proceeding with troubleshooting, verify the following:

Task 4: Check Scheduling Rule Registration

Use Dispatch Manager to verify that the expected rules exist and that there are no extra or duplicate rules. If you do not find all of the expected rules, examine the log files for the applicable Siebel components for errors running CDAction.

Task 5: Check Network Connectivity

Check client-to-scheduler, scheduler-to-server, and server-to-client connectivity.

TIP:  If you use the command IPCONFIG /ALL to display the Windows IP configuration, make sure that Resonate Agent is at the top of the list.

Task 6: Check IP Routing Enabled Setting

Check the IP Routing Enabled setting in the IPCONFIG /ALL display. If the IP Routing Enabled is set to No, Resonate will not work. For details on how to set the IP Routing Enabled, refer to your Windows documentation.

NOTE:  For more information on performing these tasks, see TechNote 316, posted on SupportWeb.

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