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Alias parameters - $(DIR_INSTANCE)

Hi Guys,

We've a Microsoft Cluster 2003 with two nodes which has a messed up configuration, it's a test system installed by a consultant some time ago and this was never an issue until now.

The nodes have they're binaries installed on the D:\ disk which is local on each node and the sapmnt dir is installed on a shared disk. The issue is with node 1, it's $(DIR_INSTANCE) resolves to the shared disk F:\ instead of D:\ - so when the cluster fails over to node two, it takes ownership of F:\ and node 1 crashes because it can't access F:\. $(DIR_INSTANCE) should resolve to D:\usr\sap\SID.... as it does on our production system.

So basically I've looked at the registry and the environment variables and I can't see anything defining $(DIR_INSTANCE), so I can't manage to edit it to the correct location....?

The system is NW CE 711 AS JAVA - is there somewhere I have forgotten to check? I thought I could impose the correct parameters in the  config tool in the "instance profile" area to use custom values - but on restart these get over written.

Regards,

Cillian

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  • Apr 25, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    Hi Cillian,

    Can you please compare your setup in accordance to information in blogs below

    http://advansit.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/sap-ecc-6-and-mscs-configuration-activestandby-ha/

    http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/90486554-bdc6-2a10-d39b-e143d5b2e6d9?overridelayout=t…

    If everything looks ok, please share logs from the failover.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Deepak Kori

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  • Apr 26, 2014 at 03:21 AM

    Hi Cillian

    Could you check the enter  $(DIR_INSTANCE) by using the transaction code AL11?

    Regards

    Sriram

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    • Hi Cillian

      Can you check the Java server nodes setting in cluster environment.

      just open the config tool - Instance number (Node 1 & then 2) -  select  Dispatcher_IDxxxx & Server_id xxxx -  Managers -  configuration manager- check the below mention parameters value starting with physical disk (eg: G:\) or virtual name of cluster(\\Virtual Name\SAPMNT\SID) on both cluster node java instance? is it possible can share the screen shot?

      Secstorefs.keyfile

      Secstorefs.lib

      Secstorefs.secfile

      Regards

      Sriram