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Siebel Enterprise Server Overview

The Siebel Enterprise Server is a logical grouping of all Siebel Servers that support the same group of users accessing a common Siebel Database Server. The Siebel Enterprise Server can be configured, managed, and monitored as a single logical group, allowing the Siebel administrator to start, stop, monitor, or set parameters for all Siebel Servers within an Enterprise.

NOTE:  As you install Siebel Servers, all configuration operations are targeted across all servers and components in the Enterprise. To avoid conflicts between multiple Siebel components running on more than one server, you may need to assign or unassign specific Siebel component groups to individual servers after installation is complete. If you need to make modifications localized to one or more servers or components, you must make these changes to each server or component individually.

All Siebel Servers that connect to a common database schema must be installed within the same Siebel Enterprise Server. If you install more than one Siebel Enterprise Server on a single machine, partition the server into partitions or virtual servers, and install each Siebel Enterprise Server in a separate partition. Each partition must meet the hardware requirements described in System Requirements and Supported Platforms. Configuration of multiple Siebel Enterprise Servers on one physical server is not supported in the production environment.

The Siebel Enterprise Server itself has no processes and thus cannot have a state. However, you can start and shut down operations at the Enterprise level, and these actions apply to all Siebel Servers within that Enterprise.

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