syncmgr_server fails to initialize correctly with ClearCase 7.1 installation

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Problem(Abstract)

The syncmgr_server fails to initialize correctly when installing or upgrading to IBM Rational ClearCase 7.1. Subsequent attempts by the albd to start the syncmgr_server will fail.

Symptom

After upgrading or installing ClearCase 7.1, the syncmgr fails to start and the following errors will be seen in the Microsoft Windows Event Viewer Applications Logs as well as the ClearCase logs.

albd log

 "The syncmgr_server.exe never went busy (may be looping), marking it as down"

"Server syncmgr_server.exe died on startup; marking it as down.

 syncmgr log:

"Unable to contact albd_server on host <local hostname>"

"Could not get handle for the albd on this host: timed out trying to communicate with ClearCase remote server.",

"RPC init failure",

"Failed to init syncmgr", "\multisite\etc\syncmgr\syncmgr_dbstart.cxx:295: operation dt_open on syncmgrdb failed ...",

 "Failed to setup DB session"


Cause

During the installation procedure the syncmgr_server attempts to create the syncmgrdb before the lockmgr service has started causing it to fail.


Resolving the problem

Procedure:

  1. Delete the <ClearCase Install Directory>\var\syncmgrdb directory after the install is complete

  2. Start the syncmgr_server by running:

    cleartool serveradmin -enable syncmgr_server

    This recreates the syncmgrdb and starts the syncmgrsvr.

    Note: If upgrading, the directory can be replaced with the pre-upgrade version before starting the syncmgr.

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Document information


More support for:

Rational ClearCase
Installation

Software version:

7.1, 7.1.0.1, 7.1.0.2, 7.1.1, 7.1.1.1, 7.1.1.2, 7.1.1.3, 7.1.1.4, 7.1.1.5, 7.1.1.6, 7.1.1.7, 7.1.1.8, 7.1.1.9, 7.1.2, 7.1.2.1, 7.1.2.2, 7.1.2.3, 7.1.2.4, 7.1.2.5, 7.1.2.6, 7.1.2.7, 7.1.2.8, 7.1.2.9, 7.1.2.10, 7.1.2.11, 7.1.2.12, 7.1.2.13, 7.1.2.14, 7.1.2.15

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1328205

Modified date:

2014-09-17

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