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    "The IBM Cognos gateway is unable to connect to the IBM Cognos BI server" when trying to login to ARC

    • Product: ARC, Aleph
    • Product Version: 2, 3, 4
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct, Direct, Local, Total Care

     

    Description

    When trying to connect to the ARC portal you get the error message
    "The IBM Cognos gateway is unable to connect to the IBM Cognos BI server. The server may be unavailable or the gateway may not be correctly configured.
    Try again or contact your administrator.'

    CASE 1:

    arc_startup with error:
    "Starting up slapd-ram9...

    Server not running!! Failed to start ns-slapd process."

     

    In the log slapd, we have an error message:

    cd /exlibris/crn/SunOne/slapd-ram9/logs/errors

    [11/Jul/2016:15:08:23 +0200] - ERROR<4612> - Startup  - conn=-1 op=-1 msgId=-1 -  Unable to start slapd because it is already running as process 7925

    [11/Jul/2016:15:08:23 +0200] - ERROR<12302> - Bootstrap config  - conn=-1 op=-1 msgId=-1 - System error  Shutting down due to possible conflicts with other slapd processes


    CASE 2:

    arc_startup without error

     

    In the log Cognos, we have an error message:

    cd /exlibris/crn/arc2_1/c8/logs/cogconfig_response.csv

    ERROR, "[main]", "The configuration data is locked by another instance of IBM Cognos Configuration."

     

    Resolution

    CASE 1:

    Cause:
    A file lock (number of process 7925) has been created

     

    Solution:

    After deleting a file named "lock" in the /slapd-ram9>/locks directory, the directory server started.

     

    CASE 2:

    Cause:

    When you start IBM Cognos Configuration, it checks to see if the cogstartup.lock file exists in c10_location/configuration. The file may exist if a previous instance did not shut down properly or if another instance of IBM Cognos Configuration is running.

     

    Solution:

    delete the cogstartup.lock file in c10_location/configuration

     

    Additional Information

    Example CASE 1:

     

    crn@arcserver(arc2_1)locks/server$pwd

    /exlibris/crn/SunOne/slapd-ram9/locks/server

     

    crn@arcserver(arc2_1)locks/server$ll

    total 0

    -rw-rw-r-- 1 crn exlibris 0 Jun  7 21:27 7925

     

     

    After deleting file “7925” in directory /exlibris/crn/SunOne/slapd-ram9/locks/server and restarted arc, the problem has been resolved.

     

     

    See also link at IBM support

    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21333236

     

    Example CASE 2:

     

    arc-arc2_1(USMR0)$pwd

     /exlibris/crn/arc2_1/c8/configuration/

     

    arc-arc2_1(USMR0)$ll

    -rw-rw-r-- 1 crn exlibris 0 Aug  2 14:37 cogstartup.lock

     

     

    After deleting file “cogstartup.lock” in directory /exlibris/crn/arc2_1/c8/configuration/ and restarted arc, the problem has been resolved.

     

     

    See also link at IBM support

    http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEP7J_10.1.1/com.ibm.swg.ba.cognos.c8pp_inst.10.1.1.doc/t_configurationdataislockedbyanotherinstanceofcognosconfiguration.html#ConfigurationDataisLockedbyAnotherInstanceofCognosConfiguration

     

     

    An article with the same error but different cause can be found here: Error message when trying to login to ARC: The IBM Cognos gateway is unable to connect to the IBM Cognos BI server


    • Article last edited: 13-July-2016
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