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AES server intermittently throws Connection refused errors



Autonomic Event Services (AES) server intermittently throws Connection refused errors. The errors go away on their own.

These errors are sometimes preceded by 'AxisFault: Transport error: 401 Error: Unauthorized' errors.

Error Messages

####<Aug 14, 2017 11:02:32 AM CDT> <Notice> <Stdout> <XXXXXXXXXX9296> <AES10> <Dispatcher-Thread-33> <<WLS Kernel>> <> <> <1502726552184> <BEA-000000> <2017-08-14 11:02:32,184 [fault (self-tuning)'] [ STANDARD] [ AES:07.14] ( internal.mgmt.Executable) ERROR XXXXXXXXXX9296|your_ip|SOAP|PegaAES|Events|logAlert|A616B21E5C3260BF9C6268211302FDBBC|Rule-Connect-SOAP.PegaAES-Data-Nodes.ExecuteMBeanOperation - Exception SOAP service failed
at com.pegarules.generated.activity.ra_action_invokeaxis2_58dbca272054d891f3559ad0fb53c832.step15_circum0(
at com.pegarules.generated.activity.ra_action_parsealertlinesoap_7a26e04c4a9359d23c155291fc34db0b.perform(
... Connection refused: connect
at Method)

Steps to Reproduce

Use Weblogic Server to host AES and Monitored nodes.

Root Cause

A defect or configuration issue in the operating environment.
The errors are a result of WebLogic tcp buffer pool filling up intermittently.

Monitored nodes send Alert SOAP messages to AES server logAlert SOAP Service, which in turn makes webservice callbacks to the monitored server and tries to get correlation information.

This second service call fails because the monitored Pega node refuses to accept new socket connection, as its queue is already full.


Make the following change to the monitored Pega nodes:

As rule of thumb raise the Accept Backlog value from the default by 25 percent.

Continue increasing the value by 25 percent until the messages cease to appear.

Refer to Oracle Weblogic WLSTuning guide for ConnectionBacklogBuffering.

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Published November 4, 2017 - Updated October 8, 2020

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