We are running SAP on a HP DL380 G7 using Windows 2008. After replacing the motherboard last night we are having trouble with Netweaver. SAPGui works fine, but we cannot using the transaction launcher or quick links in Netweaver. When we use the menu to launch a transaction in Netweaver, it works. The message that comes up is "connection to partner 'sapprd01.wheels.local:80 broken" the detailed message shows this information: Component, NI (network interface); Release 710, Version 39, Module nicxi.cpp, Line 4694, Method NIRead: P=192.168.11.254:80; L=192.168.11.254:56890; Return Code -6; System Call recv; Counter 1.
We do have connection to the server because we are able to launch transactions from the menu and SAPGui. Please don't suggest we use SAPGui or the menu options. The problem is that we cannot use the transaction launcher or the quick links and we have grown accustomed to having access to those.
Interestingly this same exact thing happened a while back when we failed over to another server because of a comm line failure. Everything worked except the transaction launcher and the quick links. When we failed back to the primary server - it started working again. I'm wondering if there is some kind of license issue that checks something on the hardware.