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Starting Web Dispatcher

Hello Folks

I am trying to start the SAP Webdispatcher (version 7.00) but it failis with the error message :

  • FATAL: SAP Web Dispatcher process 17220 still alive

  • FATAL: I better exit now to prevent any damage

I tried to kill this process 17220 (by the way this process was icman), but it restart again after a kill, so its a never ending loop. Any ideas how do I fix this? Is there a way to stop icman without restart and then start the sapwebdispatcher?

Thanks for your answers.



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    Former Member
    Jan 29, 2007 at 02:11 PM

    Dear Lalit,

    the problem is that you have configured the same number for the parameter


    The running ICM is creating shared memories for SAPSYSTEM = XX and

    when the web dispatcher will be started with the same value configured for SAPSYSTEM, it believes that already a web dispatcher is running.

    To avoid the interference you have to choose a different value for SAPSYSTEM

    in the web dispatcher profile and afterwards it should come up without any problems.

    Kind Regards

    Thomas Alt

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    • Hello Thomas,

      Many thanks for your input. I gave a different number to the SWD and now its fully functional. I was under the impression that the SWD uses the same system number as the sap system it is used for.

      Best Regards,