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Field Notice: FN - 62953 - Unified Contact Center Express (CCX) Will Not Start After Cisco Security Agent (CSA) is Installed on HP MCS with OS 2003


Revised November 4, 2009

October 26, 2007

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Revision History

Revision

Date

Comment

1.2

04-NOV-2009

Replaced Special Access code with a download link in the Workaround/Solution section.

1.1

30-OCT-2007

Updated Special Access code in the Workaround/Solution section.

1.0

26-OCT-2007

Initial Public Release

Products Affected

Products Affected

Unified CCX - 4.1(1), 4.1(1) SR1, 5.0(1), SR1, 5.0(1) SR2, 6.0(1)

Problem Description

The installation of CSA Version 5.0 (216.4.2) on a MCS-OS-2003.1.1 (or 2003.1.2) Operating System running on a HP Server (7845-H1, 7845-H2, or 7845-H3) modifies a Key Value related to Memory Manager of Windows. This installation changes the registry key.

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\SystemPages

from the desired setting of 0x00C3000 to 0x0 (Windows default value).

The result of this change is a reduction in size of the available Page Table Entry (PTE) pool which has a detrimental effect on the applications running.

Background

The Cisco Security Agent Version 5.0 installation script sets the registry value.

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\SystemPages

to Zero (0) (default value) for Win 2003 only.

This modification in the registry value results in insufficient PTE [Page Table Entry] pools available for some applications to operate correctly after CSA is installed.

Problem Symptoms

The symptom of this problem is that the Node Manager service of Unified CCX application will not start, resulting in all the other services of the application to be down.

Workaround/Solution

The solution to this issue is to install the new CSA kit with version 5.0.0.217-3.0.6 or later.

If a later version of CSA is not installed, a workaround to this issue is to download a zip file from http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tblbld/tablebuild.pl?swpath=171f2ec2774a35cec1bad082ee1b3bd5 (registered customers only).

After downloading, follow the instructions in the ReadMe file and restart the server.

The following table provides information on the testing of Cisco products for this issue.

Product

Version

Tested (Y/I*)

Components Tested

Unified CCX

5.0(1)SR1, 5.0(1)SR2 and 6.0(1)

Y

All

*Testing Disposition

I - In progress

Y - Yes

N/A - Not Applicable

DDTS

To follow the bug ID link below and see detailed bug information, you must be a registered user and you must be logged in.

DDTS

Description

CSCsj06279 (registered customers only)

Windows CSA installation effecting memory manager key value

CSCsj06399 (registered customers only)

CSA install: Don't change the SystemPages registry value on W2k3

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