Troubleshooting Automation Engine (Master) in TROUBLE status

Document ID : KB000085086
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Error Message :

The Explorer window shows the Automation Engine in a Trouble status.


The Trouble status is set by the Automation Engine when it decides that the Agent is not doing its task (for example, the Automation Engine sent a task to start 5 minutes ago, but the Agent never started it).  The so_back.so_last_activity has not been updated for the amount set in the Sleep time field + 60 seconds.


Application Manager 9.1 Documentation
User Guide > Automation Engine/Agent Status Values

OS Version: N/A
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Root Cause: The Trouble status is set by the Automation Engine when it decides that the Agent is not processing its tasks.

Check the following to resolve an RmiServer in Trouble status:

  • Make sure the RMI server is running.
  • Automation Engine: Locked row in database. May need to run listpids.sql to find any hung Oracle processes and stop them.
  • Agent: Verify that there is adequate disk space.
  • Look at the automation engine and agent log files in log directory. Check the files for errors and verify that all parameters are set correctly for the agent.
  • Look into system CPU and memory usage for other processes that might be impacting Applications Manager operation.
  • Check View> View Connections> Rmi Servers> If an RmiServer has its Master column set to ok, and it does not have a Session ID, double click the Ok to set it to No. Then double click the No if RmiServer with a session ID has No in its Master column.

Fix Status: No Fix

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