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2420245 - Diagnostics Agent does not start - Startup of Instance Service failed


The Diagnostics Agent doesn't start.

In this case, the work folder of the agent is not updated. You may try to start the agent with the command below:

startsap SMDA<XX>

It will fail and show the following message:

Starting Startup Agent sapstartsrv
FAIL: Timeout
Startup of Instance Service failed
See /home/dadadm/startsap_SMDA<XX>.log for details

The mentioned file will not contain much information, like below:

Starting Startup Agent sapstartsrv
Startup of Instance Service failed

See /home/dadadm/startsap_SMDA98.log for details

To have more information about the error, the following must be done:

  1. Change the default.pfl of this agent, adding parameter service/trace = 2.

  2. Clean the agent work folder.

  3. Ensure that the agent process is not running, kill it if necessary.

  4. Restart the agent trying the 2 following commands:

    1. /usr/sap/DAD/SMDA<XX>/exe/sapstartsrv pf=/usr/sap/DAD/SYS/profile/DAD_SMDA<XX>_<host>
      ("<XX>" above is the agent instance)

    2. sapcontrol -nr <agent instance> -function RestartService

More details should be available in the sapstartsrv.log:

[Thr 01] GwMonSetGwhost: / >> localhost/sapgw98
[Thr 01] *** ERROR => JsfCloseShm: Static shared memory is not initialized. [jsfxxshm_mt. 2074]
[Thr 01] *** ERROR => SemRmMgt: Sema Mgt Table not init'd [semux0_mt.c 1749]
[Thr 01] ShmDelete2( 84 )
[Thr 01] *** ERROR => ShmDelete2(84): ShmAdm not present. [shmux0_mt.c 2883]
[Thr 01] ShmDelete2( 83 )



Diagnostics Agent running on AIX


SAP Solution Manager 7.1 ; SAP Solution Manager 7.2


KBA , BC-CST-STS , Startup Service , SV-SMG-DIA-SRV-AGT , Agent Framework , Problem

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