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How to Find Dispatcher and Server Nodes IDs for a Portal Cluster (EP 6.0)

In my earlier weblog on “Troubleshooting Portal Server Nodes using Firefox Browser”, I had described how you could utilize the Portal Node ID and edit the cookie information using Firefox Add-Ons to force your request on a particular node of the server instance. I did see some old useful weblog on “How-To Identify the current cluster node and force access to a particular node in SAP EP“ and even that talks about an easy alternate way of accessing a particular Portal server node.   But do you know how to find information about all Portal Node ID??? If not, then don’t worry. I will guide you through how to find the Portal Node ID in a Clustered Portal environment. This information can actually be utilized at various numbers of places, as you would see in my future weblogs and technical articles. Where to Look For Cluster Portal Node Information? Login to Portal using Administrator userid/password or userid having a super admin role. .  Navigate System Administration -> Support -> Portal Runtime -> Administration Console   imageimage image  Cluser Administration screen shown above shows the ServerID (which are actually the Node ID). The details also include the Server IP of the machine on which the Portal instance resides.  This Server ID can be used to form the Direct Node URLs for a Particular Server node. Although this is included in other weblogs, I would reiterate briefly that Portal node on EP6.0 can be accessed directly using the URL as shown below:  http://example.wipro.com/irj/portal;sapj2ee_irj=15583351  Note that number 15583351 represents Server NodeID we want to access.  Although, you need to be careful to clear the cache (Watch out for my Technical Article and script on this) and use Firefox cookie add-on or ‘ ‘javascript: document.cookie’ (as described in my earlier weblog) to verify if your request really lands up on the desired node.

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      Based on the instructions you have given, I have formulated URLs for each of the Node and maintained as a link in a text file.

      However when I click, I still land on a different node. What can be the problem ?

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      may be you have not cleared the cookies each time you access a new node.

      You have to clear the cookies or write a script which clears the cookie each time you access these node URLs.

      Author's profile photo Timothy Rockhill
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      I have found that in an environment with multiple physical servers, the URL must go to the box where the relevant clone is running.  In other words, if clone id 1234567 is running on server1.whirlpool.com and clone id 7654321 is running on server2.whirlpool.com, than the URL to access clone id 1234567 would be http://server1.whirlpool.com/irj/portal;sapj2ee_irj=1234567 and the URL to access clone id 7654321 would be http://server2.whirlpool.com/irj/portal;sapj2ee_irj=7654321
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      Very Good for Beginners
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      Nice Blog For Beginners