Upgrade process requires the details of a second DB Server which no longer exists

Document ID : KB000006523
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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During an Autosys upgrade, I am prompted to enter details of a second event server while it no longer exists in my environment

This is an upgrade to CA WAAE 11.3.6 SP6 but it might happen with any other upgrade on Unix/Linux

A previous installation in Dual Event Server mode had been done on the machine and manually reconfigured to be in Single Server Mode afterwards


All the installation options are stored in file $AUTOSYS/install/vars$AUTOSERV

For example in /opt/CA/WorkloadAutomationAE/autosys/install/varsORA if the instance name is ORA

In a dual server installation, you can find these below attributes if the dataserver is Oracle and primary SID is XE while secondary is XF



While in a Single server installation mode where the Oracle SID is orcl, it contains




Therefore the solution, if you initially installed Autosys in Dual Server mode and manually reconfigured it to Single server mode, is to reset variable ORA_SEC_SVR_SAV to PH


Additional Information:

For Sybase installations, the name of the variable is SYB_SEC_SVR_SAV 

"PH" is a reserved identifier