After unscheduled reboot of a Windows Remote Agent machine the RA did not come up automatically. It went from a RUNNING to SRVC_DOWN status on the Applications Manager GUI.
?The logs on the Masters RmiServer##.log show the following:
10:03:13.130 HB: .MasterSocketManager: sendRequest 10.38.0.213:1182 SeqNo 1180011 Agent UA-APS221A Master null service checkNetwork Method checkConnection
10:03:13.130 MSM:read-UA-APS221A: AwE-5103
10:03:13.130 MSM:read-UA-APS221A: .AxOptions: NoErrorMsgProperties=false
ErrorMsg: AwE-5103 network socket error (12/28/11 10:03 AM)
Details: 10fefa7[SSL_DH_anon_WITH_RC4_128_MD5: Socket[addr=corhouaps221a.corp.epec.com/10.38.0.213,port=1182,localport=50002]]
java.net.SocketException: Connection reset
at java.net.SocketInputStream.read(Unknown Source)
?This appears to occur mainly during unscheduled restarts and will be seen mostly on test machines shared across applications that are frequently rebooted without stopping services. To fix the issue at the time it occurs the Agents Service needs to be stopped/restarted.
A long term solution may be to use the 'Delayed Start' option for the AM service on Windows 2008.