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Tolerance of slow App Server boot January 22, 2008

Posted by Duncan in Infrastructure, Oracle, PeopleSoft, PeopleTools, PS Admin, Tuxedo.
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In one of the more recent versions of Tools (8.49 is the first time I’ve noticed it, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been around in prior versions) I’ve noticed that occasionally the boot of an Application Server will fail with an error.

Booting admin processes ...
exec BBL -A :
CMDTUX_CAT:1863: INFO: Process ID=2636 Assume failed (timeout).

At the time of writing, there is nothing in Customer Connection for this, and a google search wasn’t particularly helpful either. So I had to resort to a technique from pre-Google days – i.e. work it out myself. Thankfully it wasn’t too difficult.

The config setting we’re after is TM_BOOTTIMEOUT at by default it is 60 seconds. This can be changed in psappsrv.ubx (which serves as a template for the App Server config). Scroll to the bottom and look for:

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------
*PS_ENVFILE
TM_BOOTTIMEOUT=60
TM_RESTARTSRVTIMEOUT=60
TM_BOOTPRESUMEDFAIL=Y

The line in Red is the one which requires changing, I’ve set mine to 120 seconds. Reconfigure your App Server (you don’t have to make any changes, it just needs to re-read the UBX file) and you’re good to go. If you have doubts as to whether it’s picked up the altered value, look in the TUXLOG.xxxxxx file in your App Server logs directory. The TM_BOOTTIMEOUT is logged there every time you boot an App Server.

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Comments

1. CompShack - January 22, 2008

I have not came across this yet but it is good to know a solution exist just in case!

Note: Davies, I have sent you an email, did you get it?

2. PeopleSoft Tipster - January 22, 2008

Yes, you should have a reply by now.

3. rakesh - February 28, 2008

Interesting…
thanks for sharing it.

4. Devesh - August 28, 2008

Something new that I learned today!

5. VARMA - September 25, 2008

THANK U VERYMUCH SHARE UR IDEAS I FEEL PROUD

6. Rajaguru - December 10, 2008

Thanks for your sharing this infor.

7. Shobha Divecha - November 4, 2010

I’m getting same error as above but my settings already setup for TM_BOOTTIMEOUT=120. It still fails for me

8. Tipster - November 5, 2010

Shobna,

I guess the first thing is to increment it even further and make sure it does boot (eventually). Once you know it does actually boot, then you can troubleshoot why it’s taking so long.

Duncan

9. sravan - August 17, 2012

interesting. Thanks for giving solution for new issue.


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