Secure Global Desktop 5.3 "---server-login disabled" still results in launch attempts

(Doc ID 2391101.1)

Last updated on MAY 01, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Secure Global Desktop - Version 5.2 to 5.4 [Release 5.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

There is frequently a need to “remove” a Secure Global Desktop (SGD) node from its array to perform some maintenance operation on the hosting machine (like applying OS patches requiring a reboot of the machine).

The documented suggested way to do this is to set the server parameter --server-login to disabled.  (https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E65412_01/E65658/html/server-tab-general.html#server-general-user-login)

"To “decommission” an SGD server, deselect the check box."


But if “Application Session Load Balancing” is set to “Fewest Application Sessions” for the whole array many failed launch attempts will result.  No new launches will succeed on this server so it will gradually become the server with the Fewest Application Sessions.

The log files will have messages like this:

 



Changes

 --server-login has been deselected and “Application Session Load Balancing” is set to “Fewest Application Sessions”

Cause

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