Verifying the health of our Siebel Server Environment is the primary concern of any sane Project Manager to have spent such large sums of money in setting it up in the first place. We have already introduced a couple of very useful tools to analyse performance and other bottlenecks in the past. Here, I will try to cover one of the prominent tools used extensively in the process.
It is called the Siebel EVT Tool, or the Environment Verification Tool in Siebel. It helps Siebel Administrators verify the configuration, of Siebel Business Environment. Errors and Potential problems in a Siebel Implementation can readily be found out through this tool.
We discussed about the basic Siebel Server Architecture in our previous posts. I will try to elaborate on some of them as per my understanding one by one. I amm trying to detail out the Siebel Gateway Server today.
The first thing we need to understand is that Siebel Gateway Server is a LOGICAL Siebel server, and not a PHYSICAL Siebel server. Its primary purpose is to provide the services of a Name Server. It is for this reason that it is also referred to as a Siebel Gateway Name Server.
You may call this an introductory tutorial. Siebel as we all know, is quite a complex maze of many different objects and components working together to provide a successful CRM implementation. This topic is very trivial. Yet, I have noticed many professionals with multi-year experience discussing basic Siebel Architecture questions with me.
I am trying to outline a general architecture in a simple environment. Some of the most common jargon that you would come across when thinking in this direction are:
1. Navigate to the Enterprise configuration screen.
2. Click the Component Definition view tab.
3. In the upper Component Definition list, select the component definition you want to reconfigure.
4. Click the menu button and then click Start Reconfiguration.
The Definition State field changes to Reconfiguring.
5. In the lower Component Definitions list, change the Value field of parameters that you want to reconfigure for the component.