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Status Planned for future release
Categories Performance Tester
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 30, 2019

need enhanced error messaging for not able to bind to agent port in RPT

when RPT is configured to listen to an agent, say default port 7080, and another instance of RPT is running and also configured to accept connections on the same port say 7080 (default), then when the second instance of RPT is started it won't be able to bind to port 7080 because it's in use.

There's a cryptic error message in the Error log but the Error log isn't part of the default Performance Test perspective.

The user will assume the agent is in contact because maybe it was working OK before, then launch a schedule.

They'll get an error that agent can't be contacted or the launch will just hang. This results in a support ticket being opened.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 135938
RFE URL
RFE Product Rational Performance Tester
  • Guest
    Aug 1, 2022

    The feature that is described in this request is a candidate for a future release

  • Guest
    Mar 30, 2021

    Although the theme of this request is consistent with our business strategy, it is not committed to the release that is currently under development.

  • Guest
    Oct 29, 2019

    A preliminary evaluation of this request indicates that it is consistent with our business strategy. Further evaluation of this RFE is underway.

  • Guest
    Sep 4, 2019

    more I think about this the more I'm convinced this check should be done when RPT starts just like it
    checks for a license and gives a going into starter edition mode warning.

    Something like:

    "Not able to bind to the agent listener port 7080. Another process is listening on port 7080. This means agent status will fail and no agents will be usable in a schedule. To resolve the issue use a different port in Windows -> Preferences -> Test -> Server and configure the majordomo.config to use that port"

    If wanted to be more specific, the other process can be identified if it's RPT if the request
    http://localhost:7080/Hello returns a 200

  • Guest
    Aug 30, 2019

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    Aug 30, 2019

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