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Status Needs more information
Categories Other
Created by Guest
Created on May 1, 2024

Users should have the ability to produce an alert whenever Control Center loses connection to it's own database

Of course, whenever it loses connection to the DB it will not be able to write anything to the EVENTS table but when that connection is re-established, there should be some message written that indicates there's been a problem that we can monitor for.

There's information in some IBM documentation that suggests we could set up monitoring for event codes CJDB041E or CJDB026E - but we've tested this by killing the connection to the DB for 5 minutes and then restoring it again and neither of these error codes are reported in the EVENTS table for this scenario.

This would be particularly useful for HA clusters, if the application was able to tell the user when a failover event may have occurred.

What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

This would be useful to tell us when a DB issue has occurred.

  • Admin
    Mike Lamb
    May 2, 2024

    HI Ashley,

    Control Center will retry for 10 minutes. The event will not show up in the UI or DB event table but a rule can be created to send the alert to email or other places supported by the action.


    Mike Lamb

    Sterling Data Exchange, Product Management