Why are my executions defintions failing to connect to my Lab Manager execution server?

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Problem:

Why are my executions defintions failing to connect to my Lab Manager execution server?

Resolution:

In the past configurations were captured "statefull" on the Lab Manager side, which means that the VM image was captured during normal service (i.e. with the O/S running). When such a configuration is deployed for a second time, the memory containing the running OS is loaded and the VM is loaded and runs in a much shorter time than the time required for the initial deployment.

To improve performance of checkout and deployment, configurations are now captured "stateless", which means that the O/S in the VM image is shut down and needs to be re-started each time the configuration is deployed again.

Obviously, this causes the timing of the deployment to change and this may result in a problem with stateless captured configurations to provide the execution server connection in time (because the O/S has to be turned-on and started-up). Consequently, the execution may fail in TestManager if the execution server cannot be connected in time.

This can be avoided by increasing the value in the following setting in the SCCAppServerBootConf.xml file:


120

Increasing this value will support statefull as well as stateless capturing, but the downside is that in any error situation more time will pass until the error is recognized.

Old KB# 25164
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