I have just installed Data Services 4 on our production SQL server cluster.
While our DEV SQL server runs on the standard port (1433), our prod servers use dynamic ports. I don't administer the servers and cannot change this.
Initially I was getting "java.net.connectexception: Connection Refused: Connect " errors.
After a lot of difficulty I managed to get DS to install by giving it the currently allocated dynamic port number. I had to enter a port, otherwise the 'next' button was grey out.
Everything worked, but I am concerned that once the SQL servers restarts, it will get a new port and DS will fail.
Is there a config file which stored the connection strings for the repository ? I'l like to see if its saved the port of not. Microsoft claim if no port is listed, it will get the Dynamic port automatically.
Funily enough, when I run the repository manager to set up new repositories, it makes no mention of ports. It the port only needed for the Initial software install ?