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Implementing Siebel 7 for High Availability Richard Sands Siebel Expert Services ©Siebel Systems 2003 Implementing Siebel 7 for High Availability Richard Sands Siebel Expert Services ©Siebel Systems 2003 – Do not distribute or re-use without permission

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Session Overview and Objectives § The purpose of this session is § To provide Session Overview and Objectives § The purpose of this session is § To provide an overview of Siebel High Availability Architectures on the Microsoft Platform. § This session will cover § § Different High Availability Architectures How they can be applied with Siebel When each architecture is suitable How architectures can be combined in a single Siebel Enterprise § New features in Siebel 7

High Availability Mechanisms § Distributed Services (Resilient Processing) § § Scalable Services (Load Balancing) High Availability Mechanisms § Distributed Services (Resilient Processing) § § Scalable Services (Load Balancing) § § § Similar to Load Balancing but implemented differently and workload is not considered. Siebel services are running concurrently on different servers. If one server goes down, then the service will find a process running on a different server to continue it’s work. Distributing multiple instances of a service to different servers based on workload A good example of this is IIS Load Balanced Web Servers Failover Services (Clustered Servers) § § We are strictly speaking of Failover Clusters in the Siebel Environment. Failover is for those services that can only run on a single server and so High Availability is achieved by failover using Microsoft Cluster Server and in the case of the Database using SQL Server’s fully cluster aware architecture.

High Availability Distributed Services Scalable Services Failover Services Delivering High Availability High Availability Distributed Services Scalable Services Failover Services Delivering High Availability

Distributed Services – What they are § § § Service available from many servers Distributed Services – What they are § § § Service available from many servers Many requests for service Requests automatically assigned No consideration of server loading Use for Internal Requests (from within Siebel Enterprise)

Distributed Services are used for… § Service available from many servers § Multiple requests Distributed Services are used for… § Service available from many servers § Multiple requests for service § Requests originate with other Siebel Server component § Use for components which can run on multiple servers § Can run on clustered or load balanced siebel servers § Siebel implement through Server Request Broker task § Examples: Workflow Processes File System Manager

Distributed Services – How they work § New Component – Server Request Broker (SRBroker) Distributed Services – How they work § New Component – Server Request Broker (SRBroker) § Replaces Server Request Manager (SRMSynch) § Accepts server requests § If requested component is running on local server, then runs request locally § If requested component is running on other servers, then routes request to each server in turn § If one server fails, but component is available on other server(s) then will run on remaining servers § Can control which servers perform which functions by how components are assigned

Distributed Services illustrated Web Client Web Server Web client request Assignment Task Siebel Enterprise Distributed Services illustrated Web Client Web Server Web client request Assignment Task Siebel Enterprise Server Assignment Manager SRBroker Workflow Process Manager Service Request Broker determines if Assignment Task is available locally Object Manager SRBroker Assignment Manager If yes, then the task is run SRBroker locally Workflow Process Manager

Distributed Services providing scalability Web Client Web Server Web client request Workflow Process Siebel Distributed Services providing scalability Web Client Web Server Web client request Workflow Process Siebel Enterprise Server Assignment Manager SRBroker Workflow Process Manager Object Manager SRBroker Assignment Manager Service Request Broker determines if Workflow Process Mgr is available locally No, the tasks is assigned SRBroker on a round-robin basis to servers that do have the Workflow Process Mgr. Workflow running. Process Manager

Distributed Services provide High Availability of components Web Client Web Server Siebel Enterprise Server Distributed Services provide High Availability of components Web Client Web Server Siebel Enterprise Server Assignment Manager SRBroker Workflow Process Manager Object Manager SRBroker Assignment Manager SRBroker Workflow Process Manager

Distributed Services – Where they apply § Server Web Wireless Mobile Handheld Dedicated Distributed Distributed Services – Where they apply § Server Web Wireless Mobile Handheld Dedicated Distributed Services only apply within Siebel Servers: Client Manager GUI Client Web § Support for all components that use Server Request Broker (synchronous requests) Gateway Wireless Server SQL Mobile § This includes Server Request Processor CE DB (asynchronous requests) § Web Servers with SWSE (Workflow Process Manager, Business Workflow Processes Integration Manager) § Siebel File System (File System Manager) Siebel Gateway Resonate Central Dispatch Siebel Enterprise Server Siebel Servers Siebel file System Gateway Name Server Manager cmd line interface EAI & Data Loading SQL Server Database

High Availability Distributed Services Scalable Services Failover Services Delivering High Availability High Availability Distributed Services Scalable Services Failover Services Delivering High Availability

Scalable Services – What they are § § § Load balanced services Service available Scalable Services – What they are § § § Load balanced services Service available from many servers Many requests for service Requests automatically assigned Assignment considers server loading Use for External Requests (originating outside load balanced Servers) § Implemented through Resonate Central Dispatch for Siebel Servers

Scalable Services – What they are used for Siebel Object Managers § Ideal candidates Scalable Services – What they are used for Siebel Object Managers § Ideal candidates for load balancing § Can use failover clusters for small deployments § Can load balance all object managers (except e. Configurator Object Manager) § Cannot directly load balance other components § Can implicitly load balance requests § Requests from load balanced OM will run on the same Siebel Server whenever possible § Sessions remain fixed to object manager instance

Scalable Services – What they’re used for Web Servers § Ideal candidates for load Scalable Services – What they’re used for Web Servers § Ideal candidates for load balancing § Can use failover clusters if only one web server § Can use any load balancing solution § Sessions can be distributed across multiple web servers § Stateless Web Servers

Scalable Services – How they’re used § Siebel Server Load Balancing § § § Scalable Services – How they’re used § Siebel Server Load Balancing § § § Must use Resonate Central dispatch Can only load balance Object Managers Supplied with Siebel Use is mandatory when: § Load balanced web servers § More than one Siebel Server running same Object Manager § NAT used across Siebel Servers Only installed on load balanced servers Never installed on failover clusters Dedicated Static Virtual IP Address (VIP) Used for all access to load balanced components Not accessible from load balanced servers Use servers nominated as “schedulers” to allocate connections across load balanced servers. Schedulers can be on dedicated or load balanced servers

Scalable Services illustrated in the Siebel Environment Server Manager GUI Web Client Wireless Gateway Scalable Services illustrated in the Siebel Environment Server Manager GUI Web Client Wireless Gateway Server Mobile Web Client Mobile DB Handheld Client Dedicated Web Client SQL CE Web Servers with SWSE Gateway Name Server Resonate Central Dispatch Resonate Schedulers Siebel Enterprise Server Siebel Servers Siebel file System Server Manager cmd line interface EAI & Data Loading SQL Server Database

Scalable Services and their flow through the environment Server Manager GUI IIS Network Load Scalable Services and their flow through the environment Server Manager GUI IIS Network Load Balancing Web Client Wireless Gateway Server Mobile Web Client Mobile DB Handheld Client Dedicated Web Client SQL CE Web Servers with SWSE Resonate Central Dispatch Resonate Schedulers Siebel Enterprise Server Siebel Servers Siebel file System Gateway Name Server Manager cmd line interface EAI & Data Loading SQL Server Database

Scalable Services and what happens when a web server crashes Server Manager GUI Web Scalable Services and what happens when a web server crashes Server Manager GUI Web Client Wireless Gateway Server Mobile Web Client Mobile DB Handheld Client Dedicated Web Client SQL CE Web Servers with SWSE Gateway Name Server Resonate Central Dispatch Resonate Schedulers Siebel Enterprise Server Siebel Servers Siebel file System Server Manager cmd line interface EAI & Data Loading SQL Server Database

Scalable Services and what happens when a Siebel server crashes Server Manager GUI Web Scalable Services and what happens when a Siebel server crashes Server Manager GUI Web Client Wireless Gateway Server Mobile Web Client Mobile DB Handheld Client Dedicated Web Client SQL CE Web Servers with SWSE Gateway Name Server Resonate Central Dispatch Resonate Schedulers Siebel Enterprise Server Siebel Servers Siebel file System Server Manager cmd line interface EAI & Data Loading SQL Server Database

Scalable Services illustrating a Siebel Server Crash Recovery Server Manager GUI IIS Network Load Scalable Services illustrating a Siebel Server Crash Recovery Server Manager GUI IIS Network Load Balancing Web Client Wireless Gateway Server Mobile Web Client Mobile DB Handheld Client Dedicated Web Client SQL CE Web Servers with SWSE Resonate Central Dispatch Resonate Schedulers Siebel Enterprise Server Siebel Servers Siebel file System Gateway Name Server Manager cmd line interface EAI & Data Loading SQL Server Database

Scalable Services and what happens when a Scheduler Crashes Server Manager GUI Web Client Scalable Services and what happens when a Scheduler Crashes Server Manager GUI Web Client Wireless Gateway Server Mobile Web Client Mobile DB Handheld Client Dedicated Web Client SQL CE Web Servers with SWSE Gateway Name Server Resonate Central Dispatch Resonate Schedulers Siebel Enterprise Server Siebel Servers Siebel file System Server Manager cmd line interface EAI & Data Loading SQL Server Database

Scalable Services – Indirect load balancing § § § Only Object Managers an be Scalable Services – Indirect load balancing § § § Only Object Managers an be directly load balanced Some functions called by Object Managers can be indirectly load balanced Must run on all Object Manager Siebel Servers Resonate load balancing takes into account total CPU load on server, includes all Components Some components can be indirectly load balanced without SRBroker (Comms Manager, Chart Server, etc) Web Client Resonate Central Dispatch Siebel Enterprise Server Object Manager SRBroker Workflow Process Manager

Scalable Services - e. Configurator § Special Case – Does not use Server Request Scalable Services - e. Configurator § Special Case – Does not use Server Request Broker or Resonate § Uses Second-level routing § New feature in Siebel 7. 5. 2. 212 § Enables load balancing of Remote e. Configurator requests across a pool of e. Configurator servers § Defined through the ‘Produce Configurator – Remote Server’ component parameter § Load assessed on number of active e. Configurator sessions on each server

Scalable Services – Where they apply § Server Web Wireless Mobile Handheld Dedicated Scalable Scalable Services – Where they apply § Server Web Wireless Mobile Handheld Dedicated Scalable Services apply to Siebel Servers and Web Servers Manager GUI § § Client Web Client Siebel Server only for load balanced Siebel Components (object managers) Resonate used to load balance Siebel Servers Wireless Gateway Server Mobile DB SQL CE Web Servers with SWSE Gateway Name Server Resonate Central Dispatch Resonate Schedulers Siebel Enterprise Server Siebel Servers Siebel file System Server Manager cmd line interface EAI & Data Loading SQL Server Database

High Availability Distributed Services Scalable Services Failover Services Delivering High Availability High Availability Distributed Services Scalable Services Failover Services Delivering High Availability

Failover Services – What they are § Service available from one server § No Failover Services – What they are § Service available from one server § No consideration of server loading § Siebel implement through failover clusters § Siebel services restart on other physical server § Can be accessed through same network name / IP address on either physical server

Failover Services – How they work Logical Server • Disk Storage • Network • Failover Services – How they work Logical Server • Disk Storage • Network • Processes • Siebel Server • Siebel Tasks • Siebel Gateway Physical Servers • Disk Storage • Network • Processes Shared Disk Logical Server • Disk Storage • Network • Processes • Siebel Server • Siebel Tasks • Siebel Gateway

Failover Services – Cluster Deployment Models § Active-Passive § § Application only live on Failover Services – Cluster Deployment Models § Active-Passive § § Application only live on one host in cluster Other host acts as warm standby only No performance degradation on failover Low return on investment on second server Logical Server § Active-Active § § § Applications live on both hosts in cluster Performance degraded on failover due to additional load Better return on investment on second server Logical Server

Failover Services – Cluster Deployment Models Logical Server • Siebel Gateway Name Server Physical Failover Services – Cluster Deployment Models Logical Server • Siebel Gateway Name Server Physical Servers • Siebel File System Logical Server • Disk Storage • Network • Processes Logical Server • Siebel Server 1 • Siebel Server 2 Shared Disk

Failover Services – What they’re used for § Can Only be Clustered: § Siebel Failover Services – What they’re used for § Can Only be Clustered: § Siebel Database § Siebel Gateway § Siebel File System § Siebel Remote / Replication § Most Background Mode Siebel Components § Can optionally be Clustered § Object Managers § Web Servers (not on NT/MSCS) § Can’t Cluster § Batch Components § Will run but won’t failover § Some Third Party (i. e. Actuate)

Which Clusters do Siebel support? § Microsoft Cluster Server (Windows NT & 2000) § Which Clusters do Siebel support? § Microsoft Cluster Server (Windows NT & 2000) § Windows Server 2003 support with Siebel 7. 7 § Cluster hardware must be on the Certified Hardware list. Each component as well as the combination of components § Special Agents not Required § Siebel Server and Gateway use Generic Service resource type § Improved Installation Support § Install on first node § Run automatically generated script on second node § Documented in Bookshelf

Failover Services – Where they apply § The Siebel functions that must be clustered Failover Services – Where they apply § The Siebel functions that must be clustered are: Handheld Server Web Wireless Mobile § Siebel Client Manager GUI Gateway Name Server Web Client Dedicated Web Client § Siebel Server Wireless Gateway § Only specific components such as Siebel Remote or Server SQL Mobile Workflow Policies. CE DB § Siebel File System Web Servers with SWSE § SQL Server Database § Other Siebel functions can be clustered § Siebel Web Server Extensions Resonate Load Balancing preferred § Resonate Schedulers Central Dispatch § Siebel Server § Other components. Siebel Enterprise Server Siebel Servers Siebel file System Gateway Name Server Manager cmd line interface EAI & Data Loading SQL Server Database

High Availability Distributed Services Scalable Services Failover Services Delivering High Availability High Availability Distributed Services Scalable Services Failover Services Delivering High Availability

Installing Siebel on Clusters § Clustered Software must always be installed on clustered disks Installing Siebel on Clusters § Clustered Software must always be installed on clustered disks § Do not use quorum disk § Clustered IP Addresses/Network names must always be used to access clustered Siebel resources § Otherwise resource can’t be accessed after failover § Always give clustered Gateway IP/Name § Cluster Groups should be configured before installing Siebel § Use separate group to Administration/Quorum group § Each group must have: § Disk(s) § IP Address § Network Name § Always use domain accounts

Installing Siebel on MSCS § Non-Standard Cluster Resource Settings § Siebel Server Services § Installing Siebel on MSCS § Non-Standard Cluster Resource Settings § Siebel Server Services § Restarts - Threshold: 10 Try & restart the Siebel Server 10 times before failing over. Gives any time needed for a Gateway to start. § Pending Timeout – 300 seconds Allows 300 seconds for a Siebel Server to shutdown before being marked as failed

Integration with MSCS § “Cluster-Aware” applications have special ‘dll’ defining custom application-specific resource types Integration with MSCS § “Cluster-Aware” applications have special ‘dll’ defining custom application-specific resource types for MSCS § Used to start/stop/monitor application § None available for Siebel § Siebel uses Generic Service resource type § § Each siebel item (Gateway/Server) has simple interaction with NT Can be controlled through single Process (siebsvc) run as service No need for custom resource type, and no plans to provide Get service name from Registry or service properties [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrent. Control. SetServices] Gateway : gtwyns Server : siebsrvr__ i. e. siebsrvr_Ent. Sieb 752_srvr 1

Sample Cluster Resources – Siebel Server Sample Cluster Resources – Siebel Server

Installing Siebel on Clusters - Issues § Siebel Server Host Parameter § Set to Installing Siebel on Clusters - Issues § Siebel Server Host Parameter § Set to physical hostname of server installed upon § Prevents Server Manager from connecting when server on other node § Change through Server Manager: change param Host= virtualhost_name for serverlogical_Siebel_Server name

Installing Siebel on Clusters - Issues § Network Name § Siebel must use cluster Installing Siebel on Clusters - Issues § Network Name § Siebel must use cluster network name § If use server name then remote/replication/server manager errors Can lead to data corruption § Must ensure that ‘Use Network Name for Computer Name’ tick box selected in Siebel Server service resource § Can only be set on resource creation § Requires Network Name and IP Address resource dependencies (NT Only)

Clustering the Database § Siebel support specific database versions § Siebel support any failover Clustering the Database § Siebel support specific database versions § Siebel support any failover cluster for a supported database version that is supported by the database vendor § All recent SQL Server Enterprise versions support MSCS § For SQL Server can also consider Log Shipping § Keep secondary server in standby § Copy across log files to secondary § May lose most recent transactions after failover § If still have tail of transaction log then can manually apply most recent transactions § Need to automate failing over network connections § Can be automated by Database Maintenance Wizard

Clustering the Siebel File System § Just need a clustered network share § Use Clustering the Siebel File System § Just need a clustered network share § Use the ‘File Share’ cluster resource type § Siebel File System must reside on a clustered disk

Delivering Siebel High Availability What Siebel settings affect High Availability § Component Recovery § Delivering Siebel High Availability What Siebel settings affect High Availability § Component Recovery § What happens if a component fails § Aim to maintain the function of the component § Mechanisms § Database reconnect § Built into Object Manager components § If database connection lost then automatically tries to re-establish § Not configurable § Retries § Available in certain other components § Configurable § Restarts § Available in all components § Not suitable for some components (i. e. EIM, Workflow Processes) § If component exits with error then automatically restarts § Configurable

Delivering Siebel High Availability Must ensure HA solution for every critical component Scalable User Delivering Siebel High Availability Must ensure HA solution for every critical component Scalable User Connections § Web Servers § Object Managers § Thin Client Users Failover Tasks that can only run in one place § Database § Gateway Name Server § File System § Workflow Policies § Remote § Replication Distributed Requests from Siebel Server Components § File System Manager § Workflow Processes § Interactive Assignment § Document Server

Minimal Siebel High-Availability Configuration Database Server Gateway / Siebel Server / Siebel File System/ Minimal Siebel High-Availability Configuration Database Server Gateway / Siebel Server / Siebel File System/ Web Server - Cluster Note: No load-balancing

Small-Medium Siebel High-Availability Configuration Web Server Load Balanced Gateway/File System Object Manager Remote/EIM Object Small-Medium Siebel High-Availability Configuration Web Server Load Balanced Gateway/File System Object Manager Remote/EIM Object Manager Load Balanced Cluster Database Server Cluster - Load balanced Note: Minimum of four application servers needed for load-balancing and high availability

Large Siebel High-Availability Configuration Web Server Load Balanced Primary Secondary Resonate Schedulers File System Large Siebel High-Availability Configuration Web Server Load Balanced Primary Secondary Resonate Schedulers File System Gateway / / Workflow Assignment Cluster Object Manager Remote Cluster Load Balanced Database Server Cluster - Load balanced

Delivering Siebel High Availability § Holistic approach is essential § Need to consider all Delivering Siebel High Availability § Holistic approach is essential § Need to consider all areas of your deployment § Data Resilience is vital § If you lose your data, you lose your application, and information essential to your business § None of the techniques discussed protect data They just ensure it can be accessed § Always store all data on resilient disk volumes i. e. RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 1+0, etc

New Features in 7. 5. 3 and 7. 7 § Enhanced resilience for network New Features in 7. 5. 3 and 7. 7 § Enhanced resilience for network communications (7. 7) § No need for persistent load balancing § No session loss on web server failure § Change component parameters without restart (7. 7) § Selected parameters only § Online updates (7. 7) § Can load new entries to entities such as List-Of-Values, Personalisation Rules and Web Services Definitions without any restart § Enhanced Component Auto-Restart (7. 7) § Automated component recycling (7. 5. 3) § Can trigger component recycle on memory consumption threshold

New Features in 7. 5. 3 and 7. 7 (contd. ) § Resonate not New Features in 7. 5. 3 and 7. 7 (contd. ) § Resonate not required for Load Balancing Siebel Servers (7. 7) § Siebel will support the use of other third-party load balancers § Siebel internal load balancing § Round-Robin Only

High Availability Distributed Services Scalable Services Failover Services Delivering High Availability High Availability Distributed Services Scalable Services Failover Services Delivering High Availability

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Implementing Siebel 7 for High Availability Richard Sands Siebel Expert Services ©Siebel Systems 2003 Implementing Siebel 7 for High Availability Richard Sands Siebel Expert Services ©Siebel Systems 2003 – Do not distribute or re-use without permission

Installing Siebel on Clusters § Clustered Software must always be installed on clustered disks Installing Siebel on Clusters § Clustered Software must always be installed on clustered disks § Do not use quorum disk § Clustered IP Addresses/Network names must always be used to access clustered Siebel resources § Otherwise resource can’t be accessed after failover § Always give clustered Gateway IP/Name § Cluster Groups should be configured before installing Siebel § Use separate group to Administration/Quorum group § Each group must have: § Disk(s) § IP Address § Network Name § Always use domain accounts

Installing Siebel on MSCS § Non-Standard Cluster Resource Settings § Siebel Server Services § Installing Siebel on MSCS § Non-Standard Cluster Resource Settings § Siebel Server Services § Restarts - Threshold: 10 Try & restart the Siebel Server 10 times before failing over. Gives any time needed for a Gateway to start. § Pending Timeout – 300 seconds Allows 300 seconds for a Siebel Server to shutdown before being marked as failed

Integration with MSCS § “Cluster-Aware” applications have special ‘dll’ defining custom application-specific resource types Integration with MSCS § “Cluster-Aware” applications have special ‘dll’ defining custom application-specific resource types for MSCS § Used to start/stop/monitor application § None available for Siebel § Siebel uses Generic Service resource type § § Each siebel item (Gateway/Server) has simple interaction with NT Can be controlled through single Process (siebsvc) run as service No need for custom resource type, and no plans to provide Get service name from Registry or service properties [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrent. Control. SetServices] Gateway : gtwyns Server : siebsrvr__ i. e. siebsrvr_Ent. Sieb 752_srvr 1

Sample Cluster Resources – Siebel Server Sample Cluster Resources – Siebel Server

Installing Siebel on Clusters - Issues § Siebel Server Host Parameter § Set to Installing Siebel on Clusters - Issues § Siebel Server Host Parameter § Set to physical hostname of server installed upon § Prevents Server Manager from connecting when server on other node § Change through Server Manager: change param Host= virtualhost_name for serverlogical_Siebel_Server name

Installing Siebel on Clusters - Issues § Network Name § Siebel must use cluster Installing Siebel on Clusters - Issues § Network Name § Siebel must use cluster network name § If use server name then remote/replication/server manager errors Can lead to data corruption § Must ensure that ‘Use Network Name for Computer Name’ tick box selected in Siebel Server service resource § Can only be set on resource creation § Requires Network Name and IP Address resource dependencies (NT Only)

Clustering the Database § Siebel support specific database versions § Siebel support any failover Clustering the Database § Siebel support specific database versions § Siebel support any failover cluster for a supported database version that is supported by the database vendor § All recent SQL Server Enterprise versions support MSCS § For SQL Server can also consider Log Shipping § Keep secondary server in standby § Copy across log files to secondary § May lose most recent transactions after failover § If still have tail of transaction log then can manually apply most recent transactions § Need to automate failing over network connections § Can be automated by Database Maintenance Wizard

Clustering the Siebel File System § Just need a clustered network share § Use Clustering the Siebel File System § Just need a clustered network share § Use the ‘File Share’ cluster resource type § Siebel File System must reside on a clustered disk

Delivering Siebel High Availability What Siebel settings affect High Availability § Component Recovery § Delivering Siebel High Availability What Siebel settings affect High Availability § Component Recovery § What happens if a component fails § Aim to maintain the function of the component § Mechanisms § Database reconnect § Built into Object Manager components § If database connection lost then automatically tries to re-establish § Not configurable § Retries § Available in certain other components § Configurable § Restarts § Available in all components § Not suitable for some components (i. e. EIM, Workflow Processes) § If component exits with error then automatically restarts § Configurable